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LeaseVan announce search for the nation's best builders brew

Leading van leasing and contract hire company, LeaseVan, has announced its search for the Nation’s Best Builders Brew. When you think of the proud British Builder, there are two things that spring to mind as their two greatest tools; the builders van and the builders brew. Where their vans are refuelled at the petrol pumps, the nation’s builders are refuelled by the humble kettle - and LeaseVan want to know which brew is best for the nation’s builders. 

They want builders to get in touch to tell them exactly which brew they think is best, whatever it might be, They want to know what it is about their favourite brew that makes it the Nation’s Best Builders Brew.

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NASC launch 2015 yearbook - order your copy now

The NASC has launched its 2015 Yearbook, which is packed with 94 pages of news about the confederation and its 250+ members, including a wealth of fascinating Project News reports showcasing the best of UK scaffolding contracts over the last 12 months. 

NASC Managing Director Robin James reports on a positive 2014 for the membership as the industry begins to recover from the recession. He also notes the wide pick-up and acceptance of TG20:13 good practice guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding by the industry. NASC President Kevin Ward considers why more and more principal contractors are now choosing NASC members for their access and scaffolding requirements, and reports on his New Apprentices Challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Architecture and engineering practice achieve BIM Level 2 certification first

International architecture and engineering practice BDP are the first company to be assessed and certificated under BRE Global’s BIM level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme.

This demonstrates that BDP have the policies and procedures required to deliver level 2 BIM in line with the Government's strategy, meeting the requirements of PAS1192-2:2013 and the BS1192 pre-questionnaire document.

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LSBU Student Teambuild activity is a roaring success!

London South Bank University (LSBU) students took part in the second-ever ‘Student Teambuild’ competition which was hosted by Teambuild UK. 

Sixty students from the School of the Built Environment and Architecture at LSBU gave up their weekends to take part in the competition to learn more about the discipline they are studying, along with gaining essential skills ranging from team work to confidence building. 

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Liverpool's Everyman Theatre wins RIBA Stirling prize

A 1,000sq m Sika Sarnafil water tight roofing system has proved to be the perfect fit for a prize winning theatre. The Sika Sarnafil membrane used was G410 15ELF Dark Grey, a cut-fall insulation system was installed along with 5000E vapour barrier.

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