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Teesside University collaboration helps business to grow

A leading firm of architects has launched a new business to bring cutting edge technology to the construction industry, thanks to collaboration with Teesside University.

Businesses from across the North East are being invited to an event next month where they will learn about the benefits that Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) can bring to their business.

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Portable Sanitation Expo 2015 reveals new location and dates

The Portable Sanitation Expo will return for 2015 on 25-26th February at a new, larger venue - the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The only event that is 100% dedicated to the portable sanitation sector will host exhibitors and attendees from across the industry for two days of networking and knowledge building.

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“Orange Army” of engineers behind Dawlish repairs top engineering Oscars

The team of engineers who worked 24/7 to reopen the Dawlish rail link following the severe weather at the start of 2014, have been awarded the prestigious Brunel Medal at the 2014 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards today. 

The Brunel Medal, named after civil engineering great Isambard Kingdom Brunel, recognises individuals or teams who have shown excellence in civil engineering. Fittingly, this year it goes to a team who repaired part of a railway Brunel himself designed.

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CDM Regulations 2015: HSE - you cannot be serious!

Surely the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) cannot be serious about issuing revised CDM Regulations in 2015 that are seriously flawed and will have a detrimental effect on the number of fatal and serious injuries in the building industry.

The HSE issued a draft of the proposed new regulations with a consultation document earlier this year and they have reviewed the submissions that they received. Their latest proposals make little sense and will produce unsatisfactory regulations.

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Born To Build campaign gets off to a promising start

A week after its launch, the ‘Born To Build’ campaign has attracted over 1000 views to its campaign launch video, 1700 unique users to its website and over 1100 tweets of support from construction, careers and educational stakeholders.

The campaign’s focus on successful young professionals, who tell their own story of working in construction through blogs, video diaries and daily tweeting has been heralded as fresh and relevant but there is much work still to do. 

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