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Communicate vital information directly on the equipment!

Increase your workplace safety and facilitate compliance with international directives by communicating status information where it can be seen by all workers. Brady’s Visual Tagging systems create a clear audit trail, ensuring you have a permanent data trail of inspections and work carried out as well as evidence in a court of law if you need it.

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Sindrilla is here to combat HAVS

Castle & Pryor have launched a product to eliminate Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) - also known as ‘white finger’ caused by exposure to vibration. Anyone who uses hand-held power tools for a significant length of time is at risk. And until now, there has been no real hands free solution to nerve damage and HAVS when using conventional rotary percussive drills within the construction industry.

Rotary percussion (RP) drilling combines a rotating and percussive or ‘hammering’ action in the same drill. This method is widely used across the construction industry because it’s a cheap and effective way to anchor steel frames into the ground, to drill rough sided holes into concrete, or when you need to connect one concrete slab to another using reinforced steel dowels.

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Health centre achieves Secured by Design’s top award and praise from MP

A new showcase health centre, which includes a GP practice, dentist’s and pharmacy within a single building, has been awarded the highest accolade that can be given by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

The Lister House Health Centre, Harlow, was officially opened by the town’s MP Robert Halfon on Friday, 19 October.

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Record breaking A14 milestone by Mick George

The video below is footage of a ‘record breaking’ concrete pour for Section 2 – Buckden Road Bridge on the A14 Highway Improvement Scheme.

The footage represents the largest single pour made on this section of the project to date. 

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Trade bodies call on chancellor to back SMEs in budget

Ahead of next week’s Budget, BESA and ECA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take decisive action to support small and medium sized businesses in the construction and engineering industry.

The two leading engineering services trade bodies have issued a five-point plan to the Treasury, calling for the following to be prioritised in the Budget to boost productivity, jobs and growth:

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Next week's London Build Expo to mix business with fun!

London's leading construction and design show, London Build, will return to the Olympia London next week (Oct 23-24).

Since its launch four years ago, London Build has established itself as the largest construction show for London, covering all sectors within the built environment. After reaching full capacity in the Central and West halls, London Build will be moving to the Olympia’s National Hall for this year’s show.

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Building the world's tallest skyscraper in London

Leading construction companies and architects to convene to discuss building the world's tallest skyscraper in London.

With a housing crisis and a population that is set to rise to over 10 million by 2028, London has no choice but to build upwards. Indeed, there are currently over 500 skyscrapers in London's construction pipeline for the first time in history.

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Star Platforms raises its game with £2m investment in working at height equipment

Business is on the up at Bedfordshire-based Star Platforms, as the company invests £2 million in new working at height equipment to support the opening of its fifth depot. 

Founded in 2014, Star Platforms helps businesses work safely at height by providing them with a range of powered access equipment, including scissor lifts, cherry pickers and low-level platforms. Following the success of its branches in Luton, Leicestershire, Berkshire and Kent, the firm has recently opened a fifth depot in Thetford, enabling it to serve all parts of Anglia. 

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Trucks: the drive to support the housing surge

Moreton Cullimore, Managing Director of 90-year old haulage and aggregates company The Cullimore Group, shares his thoughts on the key role trucks play in the construction industry and on the housing surge, as well as the growing difficulties the transport industry is facing.

The UK’s affordable housing supply is sparse while the demand is continuously growing. With the UK government promising to build 300,000 new homes every year until 2020, the construction industry is set to see a huge increase in the demand for materials.

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Mick George Ltd achieve Sunday Times Top Track 250 status

Ahead of the official announcement that is scheduled this weekend, we can reveal that local construction specialist, Mick George Ltd has been included within the 14th annual Grant Thornton ‘Sunday Times Top Track 250’ for the very first time.

Compiled by Fast Track, a leading research and events company, the table ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales. 

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Collab Group hold event for national roll out of Bridge into Construction programme

Collab Group recently held a national rollout event for its innovative Bridge into Construction programme. The event was held at Birmingham Metropolitan College on 9th October 2018. The event was attended by almost 70 delegates who joined to celebrate the success of the programme to date and look forward to the full national roll out of the programme in this new academic year. 

11 colleges are involved in the national roll out with 69 learners currently enrolled onto the programme. The ambition is for over 150 learners to complete the programme over the course of the current academic year with an ambition for 1,000 learners to complete the programme over the next five years. 

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