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York Handmade helps Hawksmoor Homes win prestigious national award

Leading independent brickmaker York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in helping a brand-new Surrey residential housing development to win a coveted national award.

The Easingwold-based firm has supplied specially-manufactured bricks for the contemporary development at Pirbright in Surrey, which was named the Best Boutique Development in this year’s prestigious Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

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Ecocem to provide ultra-low carbon cement for two major Paris projects

Europe’s leading provider of low carbon solutions for the cement and construction industries, Ecocem, is set to provide its new ultra-low carbon cement to two major Paris projects – the Athletes’ Village for summer 2024 and the Grand Paris Express

The technology – Ecocem Ultra – is an alternative to traditional cement and will significantly reduce the CO2 footprint of both projects.

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Commercial property director Trish Barton is World Duathlon Champion

Construction law specialists Barton Legal are delighted to announce that their co-founder Trish Barton has become the World Duathlon Champion in her age group.

The Championships – which saw thousands of athletes from all over the world compete – took place in Aviles, Spain and featured a gruelling 5km run, followed by a 20km bike ride, finishing with a 2.5km run. Trish posted a time of 1 hour and 16 minutes, putting her two minutes ahead of her nearest competitor.

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The importance of getting acoustic design right from the beginning

In many of life’s endeavours, we might have the option of failing at our chosen project once or twice, before succeeding on the third occasion. Hence the common expression, ‘third time lucky’. There are some contexts though, where getting things right first-time round is especially important. Here, Adam Fox, director of vibration isolation specialist Mason UK, elaborates on the grey area of acoustic design and explains the importance of getting the engineering right the first-time round.

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ASFP makes two further significant appointments

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has made two new appointments to support the continued development of its member, training and technical services. Rich Green was appointed as Commercial Projects Manager in July and Chris Sharman joined as Training Manager in September.  

Rich brings a wealth of experience working in leadership and commercial roles in a variety of industries, including ten years in the lighting industry. As Commercial Manager of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) he achieved revenue growth of over 40% and was a key part of the team that established a brand new UKAS-accredited testing laboratory. Previous roles included Business Manager for lighting company, Kosnic and National Accounts Manager for pest control company, Pelsis.

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