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Sussex Property Alliance gives overwhelming support to Gatwick bid

The Sussex Property Alliance’s September meeting saw Alison Addy and Emma Rees from Gatwick Airport updating members on the bid for a second runway at Gatwick which, along with competing proposals from Heathrow, is presently being considered by Sir Howard Davies, the chair of the Airports Commission for a decision post next year’s election.

Alison, the Planning and Stakeholder Engagement Manager on the Airports Commission Project Team, gave a fascinating insight into Gatwick’s plans before taking part in a Q&A with her colleague Emma Rees, Head of Real Estate and Surface Transport at the airport.

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Extending the global potential for coil pipe trailers

In September, the eagerly anticipated HyPower 500 debuted at the No-Dig Live 2014. Demand drove the design of the HyPower 500 and interest prior to the unveiling had been extensive, following the exhibition it can only be described as unprecedented. Pipe Trailers Ltd, the designer and manufacturer of the HyPower 500, is urging potential purchasers to order now as delivery dates for 2014 are now limited.

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NASC launches TG20:13 Supplement 1 and EGuide software update

The NASC has updated its TG20:13 good practice guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding with a new document entitled Supplement 1. This document is available now for download from the NASC website as a PDF and is accompanied by an eGuide software update entitled Version 1.1.

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Green Port backs Precision Drilling’s renewables investment

Specialist contractor Precision Drilling has continued its investment programme, with a focus on the renewables sector.

The Hull-based company has been supported by Green Port Growth to gain a key national health and safety accreditation and to help train new employees.

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National clampdown targets industry’s poor health record

‘Health as well as safety’ will be the message as poor standards and unsafe work on Britain’s building sites are targeted as part of a nationwide drive  aimed at reducing ill health, death and injury in the industry.

During the month long initiative, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.

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