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Environmentally friendly construction: What is it and why pay attention to it?

Within the next 20 years, it is estimated that as a planet, we will reach our peak capacity for oil consumption. As global production of all oil decreases, demand continues to increase, and this is no different when it comes to the construction industry. 

The construction sector and industries throughout the western world depend upon cheap crude oil for use within their manufacturing processes and the machines they use to implement these processes.

What is striking is that within the UK, construction accounts for 50% of all carbon emissions produced by machinery and production. 

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I want to be part of it - by Mick George Ltd

Business is very much on the up at Mick George Ltd, with the outlook seemingly positive across all areas of the company.

Within their ranks, they even have their very own Frank Sinatra, who aptly reconfigured the music hit 'New York, New York', applying the theme to Mick George Ltd this time around. And who wouldn't want to be part of it?

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Midlands Asset Finance make key new appointment to its team in Yorkshire

Independent financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance, has enhanced its support for SMEs with the appointment of Paul Delaney as Business Development Manager for Yorkshire. 

Paul (pictured) will be responsible for building new customer relationships in Yorkshire and will arrange funding transactions for real estate, invoice and asset finance working with our extensive panel of High Street and Challenger Banks.

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Dates announced for tall building fire safety events

With a massive increase in tall building construction in mega-cities across the world, the fire industry must keep pace with developments and changes in fire risks. The Tall Building Fire Safety Network, which offers regular courses and conferences on Tall Building Fire Safety Management in locations around the world, has announced a full schedule of events for 2017. 

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CIOB strengthens Build UK

Build UK and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) are delighted to announce that CIOB is joining Build UK to become the first member from amongst the professional bodies.

Build UK was created to provide a strong collective voice for the construction supply chain and its continued fast paced growth demonstrates how the industry is coalescing around an agreed agenda and speaking collectively. By joining Build UK, CIOB is leading the way in driving collaboration and change to help the whole industry.

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SSIP saves buyers and suppliers over £50 million annually

New figures compiled by the Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum (SSIP) highlight over £50 million of savings to clients, other buyers and suppliers in 2016.

The figures show the total savings, linked to cross-recognition between health and safety supply chain assessments, reported to SSIP by individual assessment schemes.  Cross recognition reduces the need for clients to re-check suppliers' details or to specify a particular assessment scheme, and for contractors to fill in numerous health and safety questionnaires.

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Rainclear take the guess-work out of guttering

Rainclear Systems has been providing customers with high quality Metal Guttering for over a decade now. At the same time the friendly, knowledgeable team have been offering advice, free quotations and a ‘take off’ service to its customers.

But what is a ‘take off’ service and how does it take the guess-work out of buying your guttering?

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Portakabin assures peace of mind for modular construction industry

Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular building manufacturer, has once again achieved the highest possible rating from Dun & Bradstreet – the global specialist in business information and financial risk analysis. 

As uncertainty looms over much of the construction industry, modular building pioneer Portakabin has reaffirmed peace of mind for its customers by receiving ‘rating 1’ from Dun & Bradsheet in its latest financial review. 

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Multimillion pound investments continue to drive growth at Mobile Mini

Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable accommodation and secure storage containers, with its global operations based in Arizona and UK headquarters based in Stockton on Tees, has reported record results for its UK business. Annual income hit £59.8m for 2016, a 3.8% increase on 2015.

The record revenue is being credited in part to the £7.9m Mobile Mini invested in growing its existing hire UK fleet of steel storage containers, portable offices, canteens and toilets, which now stands at almost 40,000 units, operated across sixteen UK branches stretching from Glasgow to Southampton.

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Parliamentary Review slot for Midlands Asset Finance

Independent financial services broker Midlands Asset Finance has been selected to contribute to the prestigious 2017 Parliamentary Review, representing the finance sector. 

Director Sue Chapman, who set up the company in 2008, has been invited to submit a report about best practice, culture, and the challenges the business has faced over the past 12 months and how it has overcome them. 

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Structural Concrete Alliance announces 2017 CPD events

Structural Concrete Alliance has announced the dates and locations for its free to attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars and Demonstration Days during 2017.

Designed to provide delegates with an introduction to Structural Asset Protection and Repair, the half-day CPD seminars offer an introduction to corrosion as well as techniques for repair, protection and strengthening.

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