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Cobuilder welcomes OpenBuilt – the game changer in the built environment

IBM, Cobuilder and Red Hat announce the launch of OpenBuilt – an industry-lead platform being developed by the technology providers and a cross-industry ecosystem of five partners.

At Cobuilder we see OpenBuilt as a true game changer because the platform is designed to translate all the abstract promises of BIM, VDC and other digitalisation initiatives into practical means.

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ASFP launches passive fire protection e-learning platform

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched an innovative new e-learning platform in support of its acclaimed Foundation in Passive Fire Protection. Featuring high quality adaptive learning techniques, supported by ASFP technical expertise and training capability, the new platform provides the ideal online solution for learners wishing to study towards Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Passive Fire Protection, administered by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).

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TG20:21 now on sale

The NASC’s updated and expanded scaffolding compliance software is now on sale.

As with TG20:13, development has been carried out in conjunction with CADS (Computer and Design Services Limited), an international specialist in structural engineering design and technical authors of the TG20 eGuide software.

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College leads the way in EPAs

The end-point assessment (EPA) agenda for civil engineering trade apprenticeships is being spearheaded by Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) – which is the first in the country to complete EPAs in Formwork and in Steel Fixing.

The EPA is paramount to the achievement of an apprenticeship. It tests the knowledge, skills and behaviours that an apprentice has gained during their training. Unique to each apprenticeship standard, the EPA demonstrates the competence of an apprentice in their role – which is crucial for current and future employers.

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Webinar - What does UKCA mean for the PPE industry?

The withdrawal of the UK from the European Union has brought forward new legislation in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) regulations. For manufacturers and distributors, these new requirements are mandatory in order to place PPE products on the UK and European markets. 

Businesses who manufacture PPE on the market will be aware of some of the implications these new changes bring. But what are the steps to involved and how can you ensure continuity of supply of products on the market?

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