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Partnership helps Landscape Architects unlock new technologies

Newcastle and London-based urban designers, landscape architects and masterplanners, Colour, is finding new ways of implementing the latest technology in its work thanks to a partnership with Teesside University.

Colour has taken on two members of staff at its Newcastle headquarters with the help of different schemes run by the University to help companies recruit talent and develop new skills in their business.

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Basement drainage and membranes have had their day

Designers and specifiers think, mistakenly, that a belt and braces approach to basement waterproofing means several defences against water ingress. But there is a severe problem with workforces being able to see on the drawing that their's is one of several layers of protection. They can do their work badly because the client will be saved by one of the others. 

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Addagrip introduces PU Floor Green Line interior flooring

Addagrip, the leading resin bound and bonded surfacing manufacturer, has teamed up with Netherlands based Flowresin Group to launch a stunning new range of interior flooring called PU Floor Green Line.

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Thomas Telford Training to become “ICE Training”

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has rebranded its current training operation, Thomas Telford Training, in order to better express the values at the heart of the Institution’s training offering.

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RIBA to launch new range of building contracts

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is launching two new and innovative building contracts next month (5 November). Designed to be used in conjunction with RIBA’s Architect’s Appointment Agreements for Small Projects (domestic and concise forms); the new contracts are fully aligned with the RIBA Plan of Work 2013.

The new contracts have been designed in response to feedback from RIBA members calling for improvement and innovation within the building contracts currently available.

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Teesside University collaboration helps business to grow

A leading firm of architects has launched a new business to bring cutting edge technology to the construction industry, thanks to collaboration with Teesside University.

Businesses from across the North East are being invited to an event next month where they will learn about the benefits that Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) can bring to their business.

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Portable Sanitation Expo 2015 reveals new location and dates

The Portable Sanitation Expo will return for 2015 on 25-26th February at a new, larger venue - the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The only event that is 100% dedicated to the portable sanitation sector will host exhibitors and attendees from across the industry for two days of networking and knowledge building.

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“Orange Army” of engineers behind Dawlish repairs top engineering Oscars

The team of engineers who worked 24/7 to reopen the Dawlish rail link following the severe weather at the start of 2014, have been awarded the prestigious Brunel Medal at the 2014 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards today. 

The Brunel Medal, named after civil engineering great Isambard Kingdom Brunel, recognises individuals or teams who have shown excellence in civil engineering. Fittingly, this year it goes to a team who repaired part of a railway Brunel himself designed.

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CDM Regulations 2015: HSE - you cannot be serious!

Surely the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) cannot be serious about issuing revised CDM Regulations in 2015 that are seriously flawed and will have a detrimental effect on the number of fatal and serious injuries in the building industry.

The HSE issued a draft of the proposed new regulations with a consultation document earlier this year and they have reviewed the submissions that they received. Their latest proposals make little sense and will produce unsatisfactory regulations.

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Born To Build campaign gets off to a promising start

A week after its launch, the ‘Born To Build’ campaign has attracted over 1000 views to its campaign launch video, 1700 unique users to its website and over 1100 tweets of support from construction, careers and educational stakeholders.

The campaign’s focus on successful young professionals, who tell their own story of working in construction through blogs, video diaries and daily tweeting has been heralded as fresh and relevant but there is much work still to do. 

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First sites announced for Open Doors Weekend 2015

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) is pleased to announce the first sites to register to participate in Open Doors Weekend 2015 (on 6th and 7th March 2015). These are the VINCI Technology Centre and the VINCI ‘Bexhill to Hastings link road’ project.

Open Doors gives young people, their parents and local communities an opportunity to visit major construction sites and see what happens on a modern construction project. It is also a chance for young people in particular to learn more about the range of careers the industry has to offer.

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