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Forecasting for Construction

altConstruction News and the Construction Products Association are proud to present the 11th Annual Forecasting for Construction conference – providing insight and debate into construction growth 2012-16.

With the UK economy in a double dip recession, it is essential that key construction projects are pushed forward and supported in order to deliver both national and local economic growth.

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Basements & Underground Structures Conference

alt3 October, 2012

Ground Engineering is proud to announce the 5th Basements and Underground Structures Conference.

This is an unmissable event for the ground engineering industry held on the 3rd October 2012. The conference will tackle key issues facing our community today. This is a great opportunity to network, share ideas and establish best practice. This is a one day only event showcasing practical solutions and innovative techniques from the best in the industry.

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Your chance to shine - Specialists Awards 2013

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Winning recognition for the great work you do feels fantastic, and winning even more work because you've won an award for all the great work you do is even better.

The winners of the 2012 awards have said that the benefits of winning a Construction News Specialists Award go far beyond the celebrations on the night.

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Yorkshire Craft Fairs

altYorkshire Craft Fairs has been organising Arts & Craft fairs since 1979, trading then under the name of its founder, and has been providing a market place for craftspeople to exhibit their products to the public since that time, and an opportunity for the public to see a wide range of crafts and gifts not available in their standard high street shops.

All our fairs are held in prestigious hotels and well known halls, situated in attractive visitor locations. All venues have been selected to provide pleasant surroundings for both visitors and exhibitors alike.

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CEMEX Cyclist Safety Initiative in full force at PRECAST 2012 in Leicester

Construction National CEMEX Cyclist safety InitiativeCEMEX UK’s Cyclist Safety campaign which raises awareness of the dangers posed to cyclists riding alongside LGVs (Large Goods Vehicles) was displayed prominently outside the entrance of The King Power Stadium in Leicester as part of the PRECAST2012 industry event last Thursday. A collaborative effort was organised by British Precast the Leicester-based trade body for concrete products with participation from the Mineral Products Association, CEMEX UK, Leicester City Football Club and Leicester City Council. The event supports the national campaign “Cities fit for Cycling” . The key aim of the Cyclist Safety campaign is to prevent collisions between cyclists and Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs) by raising awareness from both sides on how to cycle and drive safely. The police were also on hand giving vital advice to all delegates on road safety.

CEMEX UK brought along two large vehicles, fitted with additional features aimed at cyclists and encouraged them to climb aboard and see the “cabs-eye-view”, to educate them about the potential dangerous blind spots for the driver surrounding the lorry. Cyclists from the local area attended during the day and the demonstrations were found to be a real eye-opener with visitors noting that the blind areas around the lorries are far larger than one would imagine.

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