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Constructionarium welcomes Rand Watkins as the newest addition to its board

PjMwSY7Constructionarium is pleased to announce the appointment of Rand Watkins as the newest member of its esteemed board of directors. With Rand's extensive expertise and industry knowledge, Constructionarium is poised to reach new heights in its mission to provide exceptional hands-on construction learning experiences and to welcome new strategic partners from industry.

Rand brings a wealth of experience to Constructionarium, having spent over 25 years in senior positions on numerous major infrastructure projects across the UK and overseas. Her track record of leadership and innovation in the field makes her a valuable addition to the board.

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Skills Minister praises college for its ‘forward-thinking’ on green technologies

0cic59fSkills and Apprenticeships Minister Robert Halfon MP visited New City College’s Hackney Campus to meet students and find out about the college’s Low Carbon Technologies Training Centre.

During a tour of the innovative new labs, he commented on the forward-thinking approach of the college and its renewable energies facilities, saying: “This really is the future.”

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ASFP announces the 2023 Passive Fire Protection Awards finalists

PR 297 awards finalists 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection has announced the shortlist for its 2023 Passive Fire Protection Awards, with the winners due to be announced on 23 November at the Association’s Awards Dinner at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London. As well as showcasing the award winners, the event will feature special guest speaker, comedian Hal Crutten.

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Vehicle conversion specialist looks to Labcraft for brighter highway light

211023 Vehicle conversion specialist looks to Labcraft for a brighter highway light 1 002BT-HS, a leading provider of specialised traffic management and highway vehicles, has specified high-intensity low-voltage Labcraft Nebula strip light and Scenelite for its IPV (Impact Protection Vehicle) range which, says the company, meet its high safety standard.

Based in Chorley, Bespoke Traffic & Highway Solutions comprises 6 divisions: traffic management, emergency services, fleet support, rail services, civil engineering, and vehicle rental.

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West College Scotland is leading the way in Fire Sprinkler Installation training

BAFSA 880x440pxCurrently the only college in Scotland, and one of only 3 colleges in the UK to provide the training, West College is offering the ABBE Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation covering Residential and Commercial sprinkler installation.

From March 2021, updated sprinkler regulations made it a legal requirement for all social housing and all properties over 11m to be fitted with automatic fire suppression systems in Scotland. These legislative changes were introduced following work by the Ministerial Working Group on Building and Fire Safety who oversee reviews of building and fire safety regulations, frameworks and guidance, and any other relevant matters, to help ensure that people are safe in Scotland’s buildings.

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