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York Handmade plays pivotal role in 'magnificent' new library

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a pivotal role in the creation of a brand-new library at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

York Handmade, based at Alne, near Easingwold, supplied more than 300,000 bricks for the £17 million building at the historic college.

The contract is worth £300,000 for York Handmade, one of the leading independent brickmakers in the UK.

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Aarsleff execute the pile foundations for railway upgrade scheme in Sweden

Trafikverket, The Swedish Transport Administration, is upgrading and modernising the railway from Varberg to Borås by replacing tracks, overhead line and signal-box and introducing remote control on selected stretches of line. This will reduce operational disruptions and create a modern, robust, and reliable railway system from the south east coast of Sweden towards the North.

On behalf of main contractor Leonhard Weiss Gmbh, the Aarsleff collaboration, comprising Aarsleff Ground Engineering, Per Aarsleff A/S’ Construction Segment, Aarsleff Rail A/S and their Swedish sister company Anker AB are responsible for the design and build of the entire catenary system, from the deepest foundation to the wires and cables 8 meters above ground.

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CONSTRUCT Day returns to celebrate the triumphs of concrete structures

CONSTRUCT Concrete Structures Group – the trade association for the concrete structures sector – has announced the go ahead for CONSTRUCT Day and Awards on 1 October 2021, after a year of event cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19.

CONSTRUCT is prepping for a bigger and better flagship event in 2021 in a brand-new venue.

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Visitor registration opens for Safety & Health Expo - in-person and Expo Connect

Visitor registration opens today for and Safety & Health Expo Connect 2021 and Safety & Health Expo in-person. Safety & Health Expo Connect 2021 is a brand new digital event running throughout the month of June. The upcoming Safety & Health Expo in-person will take place at ExCeL London from 12-14 July, providing the first opportunity in over two years for thousands of health and safety professionals to unite face to face.

“Both events present unmissable opportunities for the health and safety profession to reconnect and explore the innovative approaches that have been born out of a challenging year,” said Chris Edwards, Group Director at Informa Markets. “Attendees will get to grips with the latest solutions, keep up-to-date with health and safety strategies and regulations, and extend their network.” 

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Essential things to know about precast concrete dividers

Most people pay little attention to the partitions that divide traffic on highways. For many of them, they just look like any concrete divider.

They may look simple, but their design is sophisticated. These barriers are well-tested and perfected. In case of a crash, the dividers ensure driver safety on both sides of the road. These innocuous dividers have a unique name – Jersey barriers.

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