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Carbon Zero sponsor prestigious international drinks award

Carbon Zero Consulting is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring The Renewable Energy Implementation Award, a newly created category at The Drinks Business Green Awards 2015 taking place on 21st April at The Ivy in London. Furthermore, John Findlay MSc CEng, Managing Director of Carbon Zero Consulting, has agreed to form part of the independent panel of sustainability and drinks industry experts responsible for judging the prestigious awards.

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UK Construction Group members signal support for PAS 402

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has today issued a statement expressing member support for the wider adoption of PAS 402:2013 by waste management contractors.

The aim of the PAS is to support waste contractors in reporting high quality data on landfill diversion and materials recovery. Originally developed by Constructing Excellence in Wales in 2009, it has been taken-up by waste management contractors in Wales but UKCG members would now like to see it being adopted in England.

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Launch of unique bespoke weather reports for the construction industry

Location Based Reports will provide bespoke weather reports that accurately reflect onsite conditions giving contractors increased confidence in weather information allowing them to identify potential downtime, develop contingency plans and negotiate realistic contracts.

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Widespread bullying of subcontractors leads to dedicated support conference

The construction industry continues to face enormous challenges with even the biggest firms feeling the heat. Payment problems and skill shortages threaten growth, whilst various initiatives have hit the buffers. Keen to provide inspirational advice to the specialist subcontractors struggling along in the lower half of the industry’s pyramid, Gordon Bromley, former PepsiCo Managing Director, has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a niche conference this July.

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Bid Success for Project Five Clients

Fast becoming known within industry as a leading provider of procurement and bidding support, Katy reflects on what can only be described as a “winning” year celebrating a 98% bid success rate;

“As the drive to demonstrate best value for the best value for the public pound increases and spending from the public purse tightens, industry is under rising pressure to differentiate and demonstrate 'best value' from one bid to the next. Having supported a range of clients from multinationals to SME’s it is great to see the market driving to innovate and continuously improve in order to produce winning bids.”

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THSP launch new range of CDM 2015 Advisor Services

Construction Health and Safety experts THSP Risk Management have launched a range of CDM 2015 Advisor Services to complement the introduction of the new regulations. 

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Bolton College inspires Romanian visitors

Thursday, members of FAST – a Romanian charity that works with families from marginalised Roma communities in Brasov County – took a tour of Bolton College’s Construction Block during the fourth day of their visit to the vocational college.

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Marshalls brings street furniture brands together

Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer, has announced that it will be bringing together all of its street furniture products and specialist businesses into a singular brand offering. 

Having been a part of the brand for 10 years, leading street furniture, lighting and signage manufacturer Woodhouse, has now become fully integrated into the Marshalls street furniture portfolio.

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Latchways leads industry with BIM ready portfolio

Latchways, the global leader in fall protection, has announced a portfolio of roofing products that are now ‘BIM ready’. As of end of April 2015, architects, specifiers and contractors will have full access to easily downloadable families of BIM components compatible with Revit software, through The National BIM Library and Latchways.com.

As a collaborative working process for the creation and life of a building, BIM (Building Information Modelling) is revolutionising the UK construction industry. Latchways has long since recognised the value and benefits BIM capabilities will bring to its customers and has been working to develop its roofing portfolio for the past 12 months - enabling the industry to begin using this process nearly a year ahead of the government deadline of 2016.

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What does BIM Mean to You? by Project Five Consulting

It’s the buzz word of the moment, but what does BIM mean to you?... Do you fully understand how BIM is impacting upon the construction industry?... Do you understand the impact BIM has on you and your role?... Is it time you understood “What BIM Means for Me?”

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Aerial and satellite industry link up with TrustMark

Members of the Confederation of Aerial Industries Ltd (CAI), the largest trade association for content delivery, are now able to assure their customers that their entertainment installations will be carried out by quality experts approved to Government-endorsed standards.

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