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Kiverco & Mick George Ltd shortlisted for National Recycling Award

Following the installation of a state-of-the-art Recycling Plant at Mick George’s St. Ives site, Kiverco and Mick George Ltd are delighted to be shortlisted as finalists for ‘Business Partnership of the Year’ at the upcoming National Recycling Awards.

Mick George Ltd, who offer a wide range of Waste Management services, approached Kiverco to design and manufacture a new Recycling Plant to meet the growing demand for its services. Restricted space, increased workloads, as well as the overall ambition to improve service levels and sort material to achieve higher recovery rates all led the company investing in fresh solutions to these issues. 

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Safety & Health Expo announce keynotes for 2017

Safety & Health Expo, organised by UBM EMEA, is thrilled to announce its best ever inspirational speaker line-up. Rock star physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE, double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE. Taking place as part of the Protection and Management Series 2017, Europe’s leading events for security, fire, safety, workwear, facilities and service management, at London’s ExCeL from 20-22 June 2017, these three keynotes will take place in addition to over 60 dedicated health and safety sessions.

Launched in 2015, the Inspirational Speaker Series gives visitors the opportunity to hear from leaders outside of the health & safety profession, whose achievements are world-class and incredibly inspiring. Following an industry-wide survey, these three high-calibre speakers were chosen as the overwhelming favourites to lead keynotes in the Keynote Theatre, sponsored by Honeywell, and captain the 2017 speaker programme.

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BALI membership hits 900 at Year End 2016/17

On the last day of the association’s financial year 2016/17 the team at Landscape House is celebrating welcoming BALI’s 900th member. This tops off an incredible, celebratory year, which included the 40th BALI National Landscape Awards – the largest ever, attended by 963 guests.

On being told that his company had helped BALI reach such an important milestone in its 45 year history, Tom Seward, owner of Newbury-based TS Landscapes, said: “I am delighted to have been awarded BALI Registered status as this is something I have strived to achieve for a long time now, and to hear that TS Landscapes is BALI’s 900th member is a bonus; well done BALI!”

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Recent findings show worrying trends for construction and engineering

The latest survey measuring trends and confidence within the bid market, undertaken by Get Serious Bids with key bid and tender professionals within construction and engineering businesses, has thrown up some interesting results.

The results for 2017, compared to last year, show that there is still a volume of opportunities available to the majority of organisations. However the number of organisations who have seen the amount of opportunities reduce in value has doubled to over 42%. There is also a shift from 62% down to 52% of companies who believe there are more opportunities than last year. 

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Successful sting operation thanks to AMI Group

When a contractor was having major problems with small items of plant machinery being stolen from their fleet of equipment, they approached plant tracking specialist AMI Group for help. 

AMI Group fitted several of the contractor’s machines and generators with covertly installed tracking devices and within just a few weeks, a small petrol generator was stolen but quickly recovered thanks to the AMI tracking device. The generator was hidden in a sub-contractor’s van and was successfully recovered by the Police on the individual’s driveway in Walsall, West Midlands. The machine recovered is the smallest item of tracked plant that AMI Group has ever recovered in the company’s history.

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Wolfin Flat Roof products protect new Linden Homes build in Gloucester

Linden Homes has built properties in several prime locations throughout the UK. When it specified a flat roof for the new Greyfriars Quarter site in Gloucester, WJ Morley and Son proposed Wolfin’s Cosmofin for its strength and performance.  

The new development of one, two, three and four bedroom homes on Brunswick Road, Gloucester has been launched with first time buyers in mind. Linden Homes was determined to provide excellent quality homes to potential owners. With that in mind, roofing contractor WJ Morley and Son, specified Wolfin’s products and purchased Cosmofin through the Swindon branch of Wolfin’s distribution partner, Raven Roofing Supplies. 

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E-gloves to protect workers from dangerous vibration levels

Gloves embedded with tiny sensors are being developed by Nottingham Trent University to help protect construction workers from exposure to vibration.

Led by Professor Tilak Dias, of the School of Art & Design, the technology aims to alert wearers to when they experience vibrations likely to cause conditions such as vibration white finger and carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Casella announces 2017 noise monitoring course

Due to high industry demand, Casella’s popular noise monitoring course returns on 23rd May at its headquarters in Bedford.

Attending the one day course enables individuals to gain critical knowledge on Noise at Work regulations; ensuring compliance and saving a business time and money in the long run. It encourages the learning of new skills around occupational noise monitoring and demonstrates how vital this process is for employee wellbeing. After successful completion of a test at the end of the day, individuals are awarded with a certificate, showing their ability to monitor noise in the workplace. 

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CAI launches new category of membership

With the dramatic swing of trade towards data networking around the home as well as linear TV, the CAI has opened up a new category of membership.

Hopefully it covers off the new scope of works many installer members of the CAI now find themselves working. The assessment officers find themselves looking at more than DTT and satellite installations, with system installers stretching far beyond the IRS as we know it with the inclusion of broadband and IPTV on many large distribution systems. 

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Modular classroom saves the day for Suffolk school

A lost order for a classroom unit and 30 additional children scheduled to arrive at the start of term could have been a disaster – but Suffolk company Portable Space rose to the challenge and saved the day.

Portable Space offers a range of new and used modular buildings – from heavy duty 'Steel Modular' for construction markets to 'Compliant Modular' with a higher specification for organisations requiring more permanent accommodation. Its range includes pre-owned modular buildings which are available immediately from stock.

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Ketley to enter Victoria Gate Arcade, Leeds for Brick Awards 2017

Acme Architect’s outstanding design used a blend of light and dark red Ketley brick slips in conjunction with bespoke special bricks to create precast brick faced panels which have been arranged in a complex geometry with steps and pleats to form an innovative 3 dimensional masonry façade.

It became clear early on in the project that, as many bricks would have 5 exposed faces, choosing the right one would be key to the project’s success. Dimensional stability, an absence of inferior faces, low water absorption and high frost resistance, high strength and the right finish to complement the predominantly Victorian local vernacular were all key requirements.

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