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COMBISAFE creates a safe line of defence at new military museum

For the construction of a stunning new €90 million National Military Museum in Soesterberg Netherlands, the main contractor required an edge protection system that  offered reliability, flexibility and compatibility with flat roofs. COMBISAFE demonstrated they had the ability to meet the challenge, leading to the specification of the Counterweight System.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Defence and designed by Claus and Kaan Architects, the National Military Museum is being built by contractor HEIJMANS on the former airbase in Soesterberg. The 7,000-square -metre exhibition building will house an extensive collection of military aircraft, including collections from the recently closed Army Museum in Delft.  

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COMBISAFE FAST FRAME system strikes the right note

The COMBISAFE FAST FRAME System – a unique edge protection solution for steel frame structures - has been specified on the 220 million euro Paris Philharmonic Hall ensuring workers are protected during the erection of the steel frame.

In a design by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, the prestigious Philharmonie de Paris is a major new state-of-the-art music complex in the Parc de la Villette, which centres on a 2,400-seat concert hall, the largest built in the city for nearly a hundred years.

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NASC & CISRS set to exhibit at Health & Safety Bolton 8-9 October 2014

The NASC will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Health & Safety North event being held at Bolton Arena from October 8-9th 2014, on trade stand B16.

NASC will be actively promoting the work of the confederation to representatives of the construction and health and safety industries attending the event, which is set to attract over 3,000 visitors. In addition, they will be showcasing the innovative TG20:13 tube and fitting technical guidance at the show – with live demonstrations of the TG20:13 eGuide in both PC/laptop format, and in the new Android App version, which provides a mobile, digital good practice guide for tube and fitting scaffolding.

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Ex-Premier League star has grand designs

A former Premier League footballer is hoping to corner the property market after launching his own eco-friendly timber frame housing business.

Ex-Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers captain, Garry Flitcroft, has snapped up 20,000 sqft factory on an eight acre site in St Michael’s near Garstang, which has become the home for Flitcraft EcoBuild timber frame specialists.

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Clark-Drain signs a solus supply agreement with NBG

Clark-Drain has recently signed a 2 year solussupply agreement for its range of manhole covers and frames with the National Buying Group (NBG), further strengthening a relationship that has continued for over ten years. 

The contract to supply NBG members includes a range of ductile iron, steel and polypropylene manhole covers and frames and complements a dual supply agreement already in place for its range of linear drainage systems. 

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Safety and flexibility make COMBISAFE first choice

COMBISAFE has supplied more than 2,000 units of its safety systems to contractor Dura Vermeer for installation at three developments across the Netherlands – including a ground-breaking new headquarters building for global engineering company Fluor.

Designed by Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter the new 20,000-square-metre office is currently under construction in the Beukenhorst-Zuid business park at Hoofddorp, close to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. When complete end 2014, it will feature more than 900 workspaces and welcome employees currently working at Fluor’s Haarlem office.

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Barn-style new home uses hybrid system for minimal heating costs

Initially Alan & Alison were novices in their understanding of renewable technologies and essentially viewed them as a means to an end – a way of securing planning permission. However, as we explained the benefits and the ways these technologies could easily be adopted, they greatly warmed to the idea. 

They wanted to have a warm home, hot water and minimal running costs. The prospect of financial assistance, from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment and ultimately the Renewable Heat Incentive, convinced them that the outline scheme would not only provide the comfort levels they wanted but would also be a sound financial investment.

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B&ES stresses importance of reliability, responsibility and professionalism

Construction and building engineering services are living through an era of unprecedented change, according to Andy Sneyd, newly elected president of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES).

“Many people believe that the industry, and the part we play in it, will remain pretty much the same as in decades past – but this is a mistake”, Mr Sneyd told his audience at the annual general meeting of the Association.

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Kensa joins National campaign to boost British manufacturing

A strong advocate and example of British engineering, the 15 year established Cornish-based manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps, has recently joined a national campaign to champion British industry as part of a major re-brand.

The ‘Made In Britain’ campaign, which sees Kensa sit alongside fellow supporters including VanGuard and Stoves UK, aims to ‘enable customers to identify British made products, supporting & promoting British manufacturing in the UK and overseas.’

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Gate safety campaigners welcome HSE safety advice following gate accident

As Gate Safety Week approaches, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has renewed its call for suppliers and installers of powered gates to follow vital safety guidance.

The HSE made the comment after a company pleaded guilty to breaching safety regulations at a court case in Dudley. The court heard how an eight-year-old boy was injured when his head became trapped by an entrance gate at a primary school.

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New board to drive success of Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has appointed Mike Petter as its new Chairman with Angus Kennedy and Albert Ree joining the Board.

Mike Petter, who began his career at Geoffrey Osborne Ltd and was Managing Director for consultancy firm Five Dimensional Management Ltd, became a Scheme Director in July 2012 and Vice Chairman in 2013.

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