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Training success at the 2019 IAPA Awards for Nationwide Platforms

Announced at the IAPA Award ceremony, which was held on 6th March in Dubai, the IPAF Members only award was presented to Nationwide Platforms Training Manager, Charlie Ellis. Charlie was honoured with the IPAF Training Instructor of the Year for his dedication in providing quality training on some of the largest construction projects in 2018; most notably the high-risk Highways England M5 re-development at Oldbury Viaduct where he acted as Lead Senior Instructor.  

Having dedicated the last 14 years to providing working at height training at Nationwide Platforms, Charlie has consistently demonstrated outstanding commitment to the IPAF training programme, providing in-depth support and guidance, whilst always striving to maintain the quality and integrity of IPAF courses. 

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Call for businesses to include health and wellbeing in apprentice training

Corporate health and wellbeing provider Let's Get Healthy is calling on construction businesses to include health and wellbeing when preparing apprentices for work this National Apprenticeships Week.

Maria Bourke, MD of Let's Get Healthy, said: "I believe the apprenticeship levy is a huge opportunity to build the workforce of the future to be resilient to the pressures of the modern world, allowing them to understand and take control of their health and wellbeing to make them strong leaders and great managers."

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ASFP announces passive fire protection training dates

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced several new Spring and Summer dates for its Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection. The 7-day classroom-based courses will take place in Leeds, commencing on 21 March; East Midlands and Dublin starting on 9 April and Watford commencing on 11 June. 

The courses offer a foundation in fire safety and fire science as well as units on different forms of passive fire protection. Individuals who undertake the training can study towards an examination leading to a Level 3 qualification in Passive Fire Protection provided by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) awarding organisation, which is regulated by the qualification regulators Ofqual and CCEA. 

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Imperial Bricks confirmed as Best Social Media Support at Jewson Live

Imperial Bricks is delighted to announce its award of ‘Best Social Media Support’ at Jewson Live 2018, a 2-day trade event organised by the national merchant. 

After an intense round of voting, including Jewson branches, sales teams, category teams and the Executive team, Imperial was recognised for its strong partnership with Jewson in helping to expand its range of traditional handmade bricks, regionally-matched to each branch area. At the annual event, Imperial showcased its range of 50+ traditional handmade, pressed, waterstruck and wirecut bricks, and brick slips. Imperial also exhibited its brand-new Brick Tiles range suitable for interiors / creating authentic interior feature walls. 

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Broker firm launches property division

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the launch of its new property arm, MAF Property Finance. 

The team, comprising of six members of staff, will oversee all aspects of property finance, including commercial owner-occupier mortgages, property investment and property development.

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Construction employees build on career prospects with Degree Apprenticeship

Four employees working in the construction industry are the latest to benefit from studying a Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Wolverhampton.

Jacques Deneys, Ryan Smith, Robert Chihaia and Alan Seeby are all employed by Barhale, one of the largest privately owned civil engineering and infrastructure specialists in the UK with over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry.

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Wimpole welcome project by Mick George Ltd

A significant ‘welcome project’ is underway at Wimpole Hall Estate in Cambridgeshire to address the current shortcomings of the transportation, parking and arrival presented at the Grade 1 Registered Parkland.

Local construction specialists; Mick George Ltd are completing Earthworks on behalf of principal contractor Brooks and Wood Ltd, contributing towards the new car-park and visitor welcome building that are being created. 

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New Pallet Truck Tag increases equipment safety

With the new Pallet Truck Tag and Powered Pallet Truck Tag from Brady Corporation, companies can increase legal compliance, support better pallet truck checks and share inspection results on the equipment itself to improve pallet truck safety.

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Thomson linear actuators offer advantages over fluidpower cylinders

With the recently announced increase in maximum dynamic load from 10 kN to 16 kN for stroke lengths to 500 mm, and with static loads to 18 kN, Thomson’s Electrak® HD series linear actuators are now an even more compelling alternative to hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders for positioning tasks on heavy-duty machinery and equipment. Available in the UK, with full support from Heason Technology, the Electrak HD range covers six load-rated models with stroke lengths from 100 mm to 1 metre (in 50 mm increments). With 12 or 24 VDC operation, a wide choice of built-in control options include J1939 CANbus, open or closed loop positioning, analogue and digital position output, axis synchronisation and PLC compatibility. These combine with a comprehensive choice of mechanical interfacing options to make application integration and operation straightforward.

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Tips to consider when buying a newly built property

The best part about buying a property that you can immediately move into is that you do not have to worry about anything. Once you close the deal and the construction is over, you can move all your things into that property and start a new life.

You face several choices though, and it is not always easy deciding which property is worth purchasing. You need to take care before buying a new build property by checking its location, cost and features. These tips will help you.

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Structural Concrete Alliance announces 2018 award winner

The Structural Concrete Alliance has announced Volkerlaser Ltd as the winner of the 2018 Structural Concrete Alliance Award for Repair and Refurbishment for its repair and strengthening of a marine quayside at King George Docks, Hull. The award was presented by broadcaster,  Huw Edwards, at the Concrete Society Awards Dinner held at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on Wednesday 21st November 2018. 

The repair and strengthening works to 12 Quay at King George Docks in Hull presented an extremely challenging project for Volkerlaser. It involved the use of concrete repair, sprayed concrete, cathodic protection and Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) strengthening, to provide a unique solution.

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