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Cast in concrete - truck-mounted concrete pumps with strain sensors

The trend on truck-mounted concrete pumps is for greater reach with less weight. Technical advances at Schwing are currently making it one of the market leaders in this field. In order to raise operator comfort levels on truck-mounted concrete pumps with large booms, the company has launched an innovative vibration damping system. Schwing, in partnership with Baumer Electric AG, has developed a new strain sensor with an IP69K protection rating and an exceptionally broad measuring range to provide precise signaling of deflections as they occur in the boom.

Since its formation in the 1930s, the German group of companies has been designing, constructing and selling pumps, machines and plant equipment for the production, transport and reprocessing of concrete: batching plants, truck-mixers, stationary and truck-mounted concrete pumps as well as recycling plants.

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Rainclear Rainwater Systems January Sale PLUS free fixings

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems would like to wish everyone a happy new year in 2019 starting with an extra 5% off all its rainwater systems and free fixings with every system order placed in January. 

You can request a sample of any of the cast iron, cast aluminium, modern extruded aluminium or galvanised steel, colour coated galvanised Steel, copper and quartz zinc rainwater systems, and they also have a stand on the Gable End of the Dale House inside the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) off junction 16 of the M4 where you can see the quality of each metal system for yourself.

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Mick George secure wind farm package

Since the official turf cutting back in September 2018, significant progress is being made on the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project managed by lead shareholder, Innogy.

Construction specialist Mick George Ltd has now been appointed on behalf of J. Murphy and Sons Ltd to complete Earthworks at the main onshore cable site off the A16 near Stickney. 

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Demolition begins on Letchworth Garden Square

The redevelopment of Garden Square Shopping Centre, Letchworth is now underway with construction specialists Mick George Ltd contracted to complete demolition works.

The project run by the Martin Property Group comprises three elements; a comprehensive renovation of Commerce House, the demolition and rebuilding of 23-25 Leys Avenue, and a new build on Leys Square adjacent to the WHSmith store which is also part of the transformation plans. 

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Unique Weathered Original London Stock brick now available from Imperial

After several years of research and development, Imperial Bricks is delighted to announce a genuine replication of the original ‘London Stock’ brick. This traditional handmade yellow brick features a strong colour with characteristic shade variations, and an authentic coal spotted face with distinctive textures. 

The bricks are suitable for restoring, renovating and extending of buildings in and around the capital, as well as new-build developments. Weathered Original London Stock is a strong-coloured brick, also available in a standard Original London Stock, and a Dark Weathered version that was created due to popular demand. All are available in imperial and metric sizing. 

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MSA Safety welcome tightened criteria to reflect real-life usage

Despite the many systems designed to safeguard workers, Health and Safety Executive statistics demonstrate that falls from height still remain one of the most common causes of workplace injury and death. MSA Safety, the global safety company which acquired UK fall protection manufacturer Latchways in 2015, is an industry leader in best practice and safety standards. As such, the company is aware of the potential risks associated with working at height - and it continually works with regulatory bodies to ensure that safety standards are as clear and robust as possible.

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Domestic GSHP system success rolled out to benefit other flagship customers

A new communal ground source heat pump system in Suffolk is set to cut the heating bills of housing association Flagship’s customers by hundreds of pounds a year. This ground source project follows on from a similar award-winning installation completed at Flagship’s Orchard Close estate of 30 flats in Watton, Norfolk, last year.

The new system being installed at Quayside Court in Lakenheath will improve quality of life and affordability for customers, as well as reduce CO2 emissions.

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Some certainty in the Brexit Chaos for FIS Members

On the day of the announcement that the vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister has cast further uncertainty on Brexit, FIS has produced for its members a Preparing for Brexit Checklist. The checklist focusses on the questions that members need to start asking across the Product, Process and People elements of their business (the three pillars of the FIS Quality in Construction Strategy). Whilst not exhaustive it aims to help members understand the impact of Brexit and look at potential risk, challenges and opportunities.

Iain McIlwee, FIS CEO says “We are constantly hearing businesses need to start preparing for Brexit. In fairness Government has started to draw information together but the complexity and volume of information is overwhelming to most small and medium sized businesses.

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Former RECO site set to undergo development

Land between St. Johns Street and George Street, Huntingdon will shortly see enabling works commence for a new mixed-use development comprising flexible-use commercial units, as well as 304 dwellings that includes both houses and apartments.

It was announced back in June 2018 that planning permission had been granted, with local construction business Mick George Ltd contracted to complete Demolition, Remediation and Earthworks for a twelve-week period, on behalf of JCAM Commercial Real Estate.

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Fusion21 announces renewal of national framework worth up to £90 million

Fusion21 has announced the renewal of its national painting, decorating & associated repairs framework - offering a potential combined worth of up to £90 million, over a four year period.

For the first time this framework will now offer sector split lots covering; Housing, Education, Health and the wider public sector. 

This framework offers painting, decorating and repairs services, including both internal and external works and associated works.  

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CAI basic aerial & satellite installation training - upcoming date

Don't miss out, book today! 11, 12 & 13 December 2018 - Watford, Hertfordshire.

Suitability

This programme is suitable for participants with no experience who wish to enter the industry and for those who have experience but want to know more about the theoretical and practical aspects of terrestrial and satellite signal reception and installation.

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