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Learning hub sets ambitious new goals after meeting employment targets early

Manchester learning hub Procure Plus is aiming even higher after meeting its target of delivering trainees in to construction-based employment earlier than expected. The Stretford-based hub, which joined the Construction Skills Fund (CSF) in October 2018, has now set itself the target of delivering double the number of trainees and an additional 150 positions of employment by March 2020.

CSF aims to support people out of work, or at risk of redundancy to secure the training they need to start new careers in construction. Funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and delivered by Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the pilot scheme aims to increase the number of people trained in construction, tackle the skills shortage and build the homes and infrastructure England needs.

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York Handmade provides 100,000 bricks for stunning RIBA Stirling Prize runner-up

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company supplied 100,000 bricks to London Bridge Station, the runner-up in this year’s prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture.

London Bridge, one of Britain's busiest railway stations, reopened in 2017 after a redevelopment that cost £1billion and took five years to complete.

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Alliance seminar offers a walk on the wild side

The Structural Concrete Alliance invites construction professionals to join it for a walk on the wild side, announcing its final Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Regional Roadshow of 2019 will take place at Bristol Zoo on 19 November.

The historic Clifton Pavilion provides the back-drop for this latest free of charge half-day seminar, which will provide delegates with an introduction to Structural Asset Protection and Repair. The elegant light and airy room has a high vaulted ceiling, sparkling chandeliers and high arched windows, allowing delegates extensive views of the beautiful Nectar Garden, as well as the zoo’s flamingos and butterfly forest. 

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Mick George Group achieve Sunday Times Top Track 250 Status

The 15th Annual ‘Sunday Times, Grant Thornton Top Track 250’ has been revealed and for the second consecutive year, local construction services supplier Mick George Group is included, having climbed more than 60 spaces in the rankings.

Compiled by Fast Track, a leading research and events company, the table ranks Britain’s privately-owned mid-market growth companies by performance. 

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‘Modular construction revolution sweeping industry’, says industry leader

20th September 2019: Extraspace Solutions, a leading modular construction company in the UK has today announced a rebrand to ESS Modular after a period of significant growth. Following a Management Buy Out in 2016, ESS Modular has more than doubled in size and now employs over 170 people across five sites and two manufacturing facilities in London, Manchester, Belfast, Dublin, and Cork.

Modular construction involves a precision manufacturing process where up to 85% of a building is manufactured and fitted out offsite. This allows for significant time savings on site, enhanced quality control and minimal disruption to local residents during the onsite construction phase.

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Modular pioneers set to share industry knowledge at Modular Matters

Taking place on 22nd October at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, this year's widely acclaimed Modular Matters conference and exhibition will demonstrate the versatile application of volumetric modular technology in all sectors. The event will highlight the latest developments, innovations and investments in the modular and volumetric space, providing opportunities to engage with supply chain pioneers, designers, specifiers, engineers and clients.

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Thurston Group reaps rewards of 40% sales growth

Thurston Group, a leading provider for high-quality modular and portable building solutions, is reaping the rewards of success, after a 40% sales growth this year. 

Over the last six months, the Yorkshire-based company has grown significantly, with key projects secured within the education, residential, petrochemical and rail infrastructure sectors.   

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CONSTRUCT Awards 2019: Winners Revealed

The winners of the CONSTRUCT Awards 2019 were announced at the glittering awards ceremony in conjunction with CONSTRUCT’s flagship event, CONSTRUCT Day. The event took place on Friday 4 October 2019, with an excellent turnout of over 500 industry guests in attendance.

Following the exhibition and networking in the morning, the awards commenced and were hosted by the hilarious comedian, Hal Cruttenden. Five winners were recognised for their outstanding achievements in the sector, from innovative new products and systems, to the hardworking, committed workforce that support the construction industry. The categories included; Projects over £2.5m, Projects under £2.5m, Health & Safety, Unsung Hero and Young Achiever. 

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ASFP releases programme for London seminar

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has now released the full programme for its CPD seminar in central London on 23 October 2019. The seminar, at the Aviva Building, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, aims to improve awareness of passive fire protection and help delegates to understand the vital role of compartmentation in maintaining fire safety in buildings. 

The ASFP is pleased to announce that Peter Caplehorn, vice chairman of the Industry Response Group on Competence for Building a Safer Future, will offer a review of the Group’s proposals relating to competency in construction contained in its recently published report, Raising the Bar.

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CCTV Monitoring focuses on growth with BigChange mobile workforce tech

CCTV Monitoring, one of the fastest-growing construction site CCTV installation and monitoring businesses in the UK, has rolled out a mobile workforce system as part of a cloud-based business system from Leeds-based BigChange.  Equipped with rugged tablets running a 5 in 1 app called JobWatch, CCTV Monitoring engineers are tracked and connected in real-time to the central system giving management 24/7 visibility of their field operations.

CCTV Monitoring has a team of CCTV and security specialists with engineers that can be deployed quickly nationwide to provide a complete CCTV service from site assessment to installation, monitoring and servicing.  The company also operates a 24 hour monitoring station to protect key building sites across the UK for many of the biggest names in industry including Kier, Balfour Beatty, Morgan-Sindall, Galliford Try, Willmott Dixon and Skanska.

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Palmers Scaffolding reaches 100 years incorporated milestone, 1919-2019

Leading scaffolding and special access providers, Palmers Scaffolding UK Ltd has reached an epic milestone in its rich and long-standing heritage – achieving 100 years since it was incorporated as a business brand, back in 1919.

A century ago this month, Palmers Scaffolding founder, Edwin Palmer took the decision to transform the well-known scaffolding and access family business name into a company – formally founding it as the legal business structure it still is today, now under British ownership with CEO, well-known scaffolding man and entrepreneur, Colin Butt at its helm.

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