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Strokes of brilliance: painting technician earns runner-up accolade

Untitled 5A Gravesend based lecturer has been named as runner-up in a prestigious national award for their work inspiring the next generation of professional painters and decorators.

North Kent College’s Painting and Decorating Technician Joe Love took second place in the Painting and Decorator Mentor of the Year category, run by paint supplies company Purdy.

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Offshore wind farm project empowers learners at Constructionarium

e3iO5HuStudents from the College of West Anglia (CWA) last week took part in a groundbreaking educational initiative, actively constructing a scaled replica of an offshore floating wind turbine at Bircham Newton, Norfolk. Developed by Constructionarium (a specialist in scaled hands-on construction experiences) and funded through the New Anglia Growth Fund, the project, AngliaZero, now stands as a trailblazing achievement and is believed to be the world's first of its kind educational tool.

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ASFP announces the 2023 PFP Award winners

PR300 Award Winners FINAL 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection announced the winners for its 2023 Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Awards on 23 November at the Association’s Awards Dinner at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London.

ASFP Managing Director Mike Ward was joined by guest speaker, comedian Hal Cruttenden, to present the awards to each worthy winner.

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CHAS calls on construction businesses to take mental health pledge

NfN6VWvCHAS, the leading provider of risk prevention, compliance and supply chain management services for clients and contractors, is joining partner Causeway Technologies to ask construction businesses to pledge greater support for mental health. CHAS has also committed to developing new tools for assessing mental health provisions within construction supply chains and will work to establish these as a standard element of the prequalification process. 

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ASFP launches its Competence Framework

PR 299 CompetencyThe Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched its Competence Framework, a free library of information, which defines activities specific to passive fire protection (PFP) across the building lifecycle, providing a benchmark for competence for all PFP activities.

The Competence Framework forms the first step on the ASFP’s Competency Pathway, which aims to support the industry in adopting a unified approach to building, evidencing and promoting competence across the PFP sector. Working with other organisations, the ASFP has developed the Framework to specify what competency in PFP looks like. It brings together content developed by the ASFP and industry groups in a free, easy to use website, which is open to all.

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