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One month left to enter the Structural Timber Awards

The countdown is on and with just one month to go, organisers have reported that they have been impressed with quality of the entries to the inaugural Structural Timber Awards.

Andrew Carpenter, Chair of the judging panel commented: "There is still time to enter but already the quality of the submissions demonstrates that these awards are what the industry has been waiting for. The timing could not be better - taking place during the first UK National Construction Week, when our industry pioneers will be congregating at the NEC."

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CSA Technical Workshop on RHI Funded Heat Pump Solutions

The Carbon Savings Alliance (CSA) will be hosting a one-off Technical Workshop on RHI funded heat pump solutions in association with Kensa Heat Pumps and My Green Heating on the 14th May 2015, in Exeter.

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NASC and CISRS health and safety double exhibition success

NASC and CISRS had a week of double health and safety exhibition success this week – in Glasgow and in Birmingham.

North of the border, NASC staff launched the 2015 Safety Report to a packed Health and Safety Scotland event at the SECC in Glasgow, April 22-23. And in the Midlands, Simian Risk Management Ltd represented the NASC and CISRS at the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA) and HSE ‘Looking Back – Moving Forward’ construction seminar event at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, April 22nd.

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Rivo 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner

Rivo, Europe’s leading risk management software solutions provider, has been recognised in Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honouring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.

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Steadmans welcomes new construction industry health and safety rules

Leading building products manufacturer Steadmans has welcomed new construction industry legislation which took effect this month.

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are the main set governing the overseeing of health, safety and welfare on projects. The 2015 rules have replaced their 2007 predecessors and impose duties on people and organisations they define as principal designers, designers, principal contractors, contractors, workers, commercial clients and domestic clients.

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New professors and PG courses in architecture and built environment

The University of Huddersfield is building on established foundations of excellence in the study of architecture by creating a range of postgraduate courses covering key areas of construction, sustainability and urban design. New professors and lecturers who are leading experts in their fields have been appointed, and the first cohorts of MA and MSc students will arrive in September 2015.

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Trent & Dove Housing tenants to benefit from renewable heat

The UK’s most ambitious retrofit upgrades programme featuring ground source heat pumps in social housing is set to halve the energy costs of over 130 residents following a landmark scheme delivered by Trent &Dove Housing and Cornish ground source heat pump manufacturer, Kensa Heat Pumps. 

Thanks to a pioneering system devised by Kensa Heat Pumps, the scheme will be the UK’s largest example of “micro district” ground source heat networks retrofitted into existing properties – all within a challenging three month schedule.

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BEST Announces “What BIM Means for Me” Course

With several cohorts of courses under their belt, Project Five and the Built Environment Training (BEST) are proud to announce the delivery of a third accredited course “What BIM Means for Me”. This three day course is CPD certified and CQFW Level 4 accredited meaning attendees will receive recognition for their attendance. 

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CISRS close part 1 courses 'loophole'

CISRS has announced that as of 1st September 2015 it will be a scheme requirement that anyone wishing to attend a CISRS Part 1 Scaffolding Training course must have held a valid CISRS Trainee Scaffolder or Labourer card for a minimum of six months.

Since the scheme began around 40 years ago, in order to be eligible to attend the Part 1 course a delegate must have had a minimum of six months on site experience as a as a Trainee Scaffolder or Labourer working under the direct supervision of a qualified scaffolder. They were not however requested to provide a copy of a valid CISRS card at this stage to demonstrate registration to the Scheme and help establish their time in the industry.

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Leeds College of Building wins Balfour Beatty training contract

Leeds College of Building has secured a contract with multinational construction and infrastructure group Balfour Beatty, to deliver Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Sustainable Built Environment training to 13 of the firm’s most promising young quantity surveyors.

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NASC & CISRS set to exhibit at Health & Safety Scotland

The NASC and CISRS will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Health & Safety Scotland event and seminar being held at Glasgow’s premier exhibition venue, SECC, on trade stand 174.

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