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SnapIT - Aluminium guttering install made easy

The contemporary SnapIT extruded aluminium rainwater system from Rainclear Systems, the UK’s largest stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems, simply clicks together without the need for nuts, bolts or washers saving significant time and reducing any hassle at install.

So, whether you are a seasoned developer or are building or refurbishing your dream home, if you are looking for a long lasting, high quality aluminium guttering without any hassle when it comes to installation, look no further -  The SnapIT range of aluminium guttering fits the bill -  A quality aluminium gutter system, which simply clicks together.  

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Solent University builds relationship with BRE Academy

Southampton Solent University has announced a prestigious partnership with the world’s leading independent buildings regulation and research organisation. 

The BRE Group is renowned for its independent review, research and knowledge generation into building systems, products, safety standards and sustainability around the world and its education arm, BRE Academy, has chosen Solent to become one of its official partners. The collaboration means the University can offer the much sought after BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) training as part of its MSc built environment courses. 

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Colleges compete for Best in Kent title

North Kent College were proud to host The Best in Kent competition, attended by three other Kent colleges on Wednesday 21st June at their Gravesend Campus.

The competition that has been running between the colleges for over 10 years, involves different trade areas, giving students the experience to showcase what they’ve learnt over the time of their course. Tutors from North Kent, MidKent, West Kent and Canterbury College selected students from Carpentry & Joinery, Painting & Decoration and Bricklaying to take part.

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CISRS CPD courses go live

CISRS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are now live – making it a mandatory requirement to attend a two-day course at an approved training provider prior to scaffolder or advanced scaffolder card renewal.

The CPD course was formally announced in June 2016, giving the industry over 12 months notice prior to the commencement date. This was following lengthy discussions within the scaffolding sector and extensive correspondence with the HSE who pushed hard for what they felt was an omission to an otherwise very robust training scheme servicing a safety critical sector.

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‘Constructive rewards’ for students at Chichester College

Students studying for qualifications in the construction sector have been presented with awards for their hard work during the Construction Prize Giving 2017 at Chichester College.

Three of the awards presented on the evening – Best Level 1 Carpenter, Best Level 3 Apprentice, and the Award for Brickwork – were sponsored by builders and timber merchants, Covers, which is based on Quarry Lane.  

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FPS calls for greater awareness of BIM to below ground construction

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is calling for greater client understanding of the utility and benefits of BIM with respect to its application to below ground construction -specifically piling and substructure.

The move follows feedback from a recent survey it undertook looking at the impact of BIM on the piling and substructure industry, in which an overwhelming (81.82%) confirmed its beneficial impact, yet also found little call from clients for its application.

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We are Britain’s Brick Specialists

As ‘Britain’s Brick Specialists’, Michelmersh, the UK’s premium producer of bricks, pavers and roof tiles, has released a new corporate video, exhibiting the Company’s innovative brands that have become some of the most trusted names within the construction sector. With advancements in the Company’s latest technology processes, new designs and innovation, Michelmersh continues to retain its reputation for beautiful, durable and natural looking clay pieces to satisfy wider audiences.

The video demonstrates the Company’s outstanding reliability, unparalleled workmanship and high product performance to meet any design requirement. Laid in harmony with their environment, Michelmersh’s clay products command a strong character to every development and a charm that is truly deserved.

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Peacock Engineering appoints Marketing Director

Peacock Engineering, the IBM business partner specialising in construction, FM and manufacturing, has recently appointed Anna Hutton-North as Marketing Director.  This is a new role for the organisation and demonstrates a clear commitment to raising the profile of Peacock Engineering and its enterprise asset management offerings amongst both Maximo users and the wider asset management community.

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CISRS teams up with training providers to provide fully funded CPD courses

CISRS are very pleased to announce that with the collaboration of four of their approved training providers they are able to offer six fully funded (free) CPD courses across the UK in July and August.

The providers involved – LTC Training Services, National Construction College, Safety and Access Ltd and Simian Skill Ltd – have agreed to run these courses at a greatly reduced price, CISRS will be picking up the cost of the training courses, the course literature and renewed CISRS cards for all delegates attending.

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Facilities Management – the smarter choice for businesses

When we stereotype ‘the professional business’ in an idyllic sense, many of us would associate them with the utmost of efficiency, perceiving them to pay attention to every ounce of detail that could possibly effect the brand and its balance sheet.

However, it seems we’re being deceived. Although commercially minded by nature, there are many operations that aren’t functioning in such a manner, which is significantly hindering their profitability. 

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Humber Port projects shortlisted at British Construction Industry Awards

Two major projects at ports in the Humber region have been shortlisted at the 30th British Construction Industry Awards 2017.

Green Port Hull and Immingham Renewable Fuel Terminal have both been shortlisted in the Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year (over £50m) category at the British Construction Industry Awards, which recognises and rewards excellence in project delivery, design, construction and delivering outcomes for society.

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