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Electric utility vehicle range from STAR EV set to shine in UK

Electric power, it’s a hot topic and rightly so. There’s no reason why transportation shouldn’t be predominantly all electric in the next ten years, but you need the right products to make that a reality which is where STAR EV steps in. 

This rising brand from an award-winning company launches in the UK with a comprehensive range of 28 lithium and sealed battery-powered utility vehicles. Leading technology, world-class innovation, breadth of range, strong value proposition and peak performance, STAR EV has it all.  

All the small, medium and large capacity electric UTVs for transporting 4–22 people or carrying materials have the following in common: rapid charge, a good mileage per charge, an extensive warranty – up to six years – along with the usual no more emissions and no more pollution stance. It’s no surprise that STAR EV has taken North America by storm. 

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Free ladder safety webinar from Ladder Association and HSE

The Ladder Association and Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have joined forces to release two new guidance documents that are set to help thousands of people work more safely on ladders.

With falls from height such a common type of accident – and the leading cause of fatalities at work – the updated guidance will be welcomed by safety professionals, site managers, company directors and ladder users alike.

It’s being launched at a special online event on Thursday 15 July at 10:30am (UK time), which is free to attend.

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Materials Matter - BIM Version 4: A decade of the most advanced BIM Brick files

0n7769Responding rapidly to the Government’s Construction Strategy published in May 2011, Michelmersh responded with its first range of clay product files and was the first brick manufacturer to introduce Building Information Modelling (BIM) files in the UK, years before the competition.

A decade on and Michelmersh is now delighted to release BIM Version 4 (V4), its most advanced files yet. It is the only manufacturer to include Revit 2021 files to take advantage of the newest release capabilities, including its advanced rendering features, enabling customers to download the highest resolution brick walls on the market.

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An essential guide to king post walls – why they are an obvious and optimum choice

Those who have been involved in wall projects for many years would undoubtedly already have a good idea of the king post wall and what it can do for any piece of property. King post walls have been around for a long time, and they are, in fact, one of the oldest retaining wall systems particularly useful for deep and complex excavation projects. Another name for the king post wall is soldier piles, and if you have a particular wall project in mind and would like to make sure of your choice when it comes to your wall system, here’s your essential guide to king post walls – and why they are an obvious and optimum choice.

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ASFP team expands to support growth and develop influence

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has expanded its team as part of a structural reorganisation which aims to provide improved member, technical and training services, while further raising the profile of the Association throughout the construction supply chain. The Association has enlarged its technical and marketing teams in order to support and augment its rapid growth and further develop the services it offers. 

Ex-CEO Niall Rowan will provide additional technical support as the ASFP’s new Regulatory and Technical Officer. With his extensive knowledge of passive fire protection products, standards and building regulations, he will help to guide the Association’s response to the Government’s legislative agenda, provide technical support to ASFP members and work with construction industry bodies in the development of the new competency framework.  

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