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FWB celebrate over 50 years as experts in product and procurement solutions

From five tons of nuts and bolts to over 50,000 products across nine core product groups in just 50 years. Supply chain partner, fwb, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. 

Experts in delivering the best product and procurement solutions to the construction, infrastructure, industrial and public sector markets, much of fwb’s success can be traced back to its earliest days and the actions of entrepreneurial founder Mr Henry John Key.

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Balfour Beatty plays key role in 2012 Legacy

Having played an important part in delivering the games facilities for the London 2012 Olympics, Balfour Beatty is ensuring a lasting legacy by playing a key role in connecting and engaging with the local community in East London through a number of sustainable initiatives as part of the company’s redevelopment of the iconic Aquatics Centre.

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Xervon Palmers launches health & safety initiative

Leading scaffolding contractor, XERVON Palmers, has launched an in-house health and safety initiative – the Safety Recognition Scheme (SRS) – aiming to maintain and encourage the improvement of standards in scaffolding access provision for users and customers, through the recognition of excellence in services.

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R&M shifts gear in the UK with new MD, product range and WARP technology

Swiss cabling specialist Reichle & De Massari (R&M) welcomes Pete Gough as new Managing Director for the United Kingdom. In recent years, Pete has successfully raised the profile and market share of his previous employer. “We’re delighted to have Pete on board,” states Managing Director Western Europe Edgar van Essen. “R&M are currently rolling out ambitious growth plans across Europe and the UK is an important focal point. Our new Managing Director for the UK brings in-depth knowledge and experience of UK markets on board. We look forward to building our brand together and taking our ‘Swiss precision’ to new markets.” 

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BESCA achieves Installer Product Certification Body Accreditation

The Building Engineering Services Competence Assessment body (BESCA), a leading independent certification body for installers who wish to self-certify or notify work under the Building Regulations, has been granted Green Deal and CPS UKAS Accreditation.

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Vehicle mounted platforms boost cross-sector solutions

Access leader Nationwide Platforms has taken delivery of a range of new vehicle mounted platforms to support the cross-sector work of its customers.

More than 25 van mounted platforms were recently introduced to the UK fleet, including 12.5 and 14 metre models which are popularly deployed for telecoms and utilities applications. 

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Increase your pH theory know-how and improve your measurements

Accurate pH measurements require reliable meters and electrodes. Therefore choosing the right measuring instrumentation for your application is key.

By improving your pH theory and application know-how you can find the correct equipment for your needs more easily as well as guarantee reliable, high quality results.

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Historical Pallet Truck production line ends

In an announcement last week, materials handling manufacturer, Advanced Handling, confirmed their historical pallet truck line would be discontinued at the end of this year. Whilst this symbolic announcement marks the end of an era for Advanced Handling, the company continues with their focus on new product development and group product solutions which support today’s ergonomic operations and business environments. 

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Top judge to speak at construction law meeting

Picture of Mr Justice Ramsey for Your Expert Witness storyOne of the country’s leading authorities on construction law will be speaking at an event chaired by a partner at Oxford law firm Blake Lapthorn later this month. The Hon Mr Justice Ramsey will speak at a joint meeting of the Society of Construction Law and the Thames Valley Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

A graduate of Oriel College, Oxford, Mr Justice Ramsey was appointed as a High Court judge in 2005. In 2007 he was appointed for three years as judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court, the specialist arm of the High Court for dealing with construction disputes.

He will speak about the latest thinking in construction law and how the courts interpret it, under the heading Statutory Difference: Why an Arbitration Act but no Adjudication Act?

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New company will help improve national health and safety standards

A chartered surveying firm is improving health and safety standards nationwide by introducing a safer way to view complex buildings and structures through 3D modelling, with the launch of its new sister company SEEABLE.

SEEABLE is being launched by Severn Partnership to allow non technical access to complex 3D data on desktops, smartphones and tablets. By liberating 3D data and Building Information Modelling (BIM) from design teams and allowing access to site workers or board directors who cannot operate complex CAD or BIM software, SEEABLE will make important building information visible to a greater number of people.

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UKATA sponsored conference will deliver the Truth on Asbestos

The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) is using its position as a sponsor of this year’s ‘Asbestos the Truth 2013’ conference taking place on Wednesday 27 November in Manchester, to drive home the message on the continued dangers of asbestos and the importance of training when it comes to a material that remains the biggest cause of work related deaths in the UK.

UKATA is sponsoring the one day conference at the Hilton Deansgate together with Association member and asbestos awareness training provider Lucion Environmental; with the aim of providing up to date information on asbestos legislation, training, management and awareness.

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