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Growing developer contractor forges links with tomorrow's talent

A proactive approach to developing links with university students on construction-related courses is helping growing property solutions company The GB Group to develop a steady stream of new recruits and greater awareness of careers opportunities in the business for the industry's future talent.

This year, GB has announced a new partnership with the School of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading in a three year commitment to Constructionarium, a bespoke learning facility created and developed for built environment students to gain practical site experience.

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Skytec Aria - new test confirms glove's exceptional durability

The Aria glove, from the Globus Skytec range, has achieved top marks for EU standard EN 388:2003, providing added reassurance to customers of their protection from mechanical risk. The glove, which has a NFTª nitrile foam palm, recently achieved 25,000 cycles in the EN 388 abrasion resistance test.

The test, by an independent research and testing organisation, was carried out to quantify wearer claims that the gloves simply lasted and lastedÉ.far beyond anything they'd ever used before.

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Stoke-based fwb sponsors award for regional teenage entrepreneurs

Sponsoring an award for budding teenage entrepreneurs at the Young Enterprise North West Company Programme Finals Evening 2014, Stoke-based supply chain partner, fwb also sent along two members of its team to help select the winners of the regional round of this national competition. 

The competition is organised by Young Enterprise, the United Kingdom’s largest business and enterprise education charity.

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Specification for detection of underground utilities launched

Following industry-wide consultation and review a national specification for the detection, verification and location of underground utilities – PAS 128 – is now available to survey professionals from the British Standards Institution.   

Sponsored by the Institution of Civil Engineers and facilitated by BSI Standards Limited, the specification allows practitioners to detail the services they provide to a recognised level for the first time.  

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NASC formally withdraws TG20:08 publication

Further to publication of TG20:13 in February the NASC has formally withdrawn TG20:08.

From 1 July 2014, the NASC recommends that all tube and fitting scaffold structures should be supported by TG20:13, using TG20:13 eGuide generated compliance sheets, or should be supported by a bespoke scaffold design.

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