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New Scaffolding Estimators Course by Safety & Access

Due to the high demand of enquiries from the scaffolding industry we have been receiving over the past few months,  Safety & Access have worked together with Paul Crabtree and designed a new 3 day Scaffolding estimators course.

We are delighted to tell you that our first course will be delivered at our Nottingham Centre

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Bringing Offsite to the Build Show!

The Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) will be hosting the Offsite Area at this year’s Build Show (part of the wider Construction Week). 

New for this year, The Offsite Area will be the key hub for all things Offsite & Modular. Central to the Offsite Area will be the Offsite Theatre, which will feature an array of fantastic and influential speakers discussing everything Offsite, Modular and Volumetric.

The conference programme will run for the full 3 days with a number of different topics being discussed throughout. The content will be geared around the impact of Volumetric in Education, Residential and Healthcare. High quality educational presentations will be delivered on subjects such as Offsite Specification and training and skills shortages within the industry, many of the presentations will be CPD accredited to help you collect the hours!

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Top five features of Cygnus wireless alarm system

False alarms and unwanted fire signals can be costly on any project and can also lead to complacency in those needing to respond. However, installing a wireless fire alarm can have huge benefits for construction sites, and will ultimately ensure workers are protected on site.

A major innovation in wireless emergency fire, first aid, and intruder alarms for construction sites, the Cygnus radio module, manufactured by Bull Products, has been designed for specific use on construction sites where changing site conditions and environments demand a far higher performance from the radio than that found in standard industry wireless linked fire systems. 

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Judging panel announced for FIS Skills #iBuiltThis2017 campaign

Last week, FIS Skills, (part of FIS the trade body of the Fit-Out Sector) announced the launch of our flagship #iBuiltThis2017 campaign. A visual campaign, image led and run completely on social media utilising the Instagram and Twitter platforms for a period of three weeks, with the submissions opening from the 04th Sept and closing on 24th Sept and winners announced at the UK Construction Week Exhibition between 10th – 12th October 2017.

The campaign is designed to get young people, the construction industry and the public to participate and show how proud they are of their contribution to the UK built environment in a fun, exciting and light-hearted way. We would like to showcase construction as the exciting and diverse sector it is with its huge breadth of disciplines and career opportunities to help attract new entrants. Campaign entry submissions will be open on 4th Sept 2017.

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Palmers provide innovative scaffolding solutions at Carlisle Rail Station

Leading scaffolding contractor, Palmers Scaffolding UK Ltd are providing innovative scaffolding, public protection decks and leading access solutions for Galliford Try at the historic Carlisle Railway Station in Cumbria. 

The intricate, in-house designed, 1,400-tonne scaffolding temporary works began at the Grade II listed building (which forms part of the Carlisle conservation zone) in January 2016 – as leading principal contractor Galliford Try aim to refurbish the train-shed roof, maintain the station and extend the property’s life by at least 30 years.

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Aluminium coping can now be ordered online from Rainclear

Skyline from Alumasc offers top of the range roof edge details to suit all designs and budgets. Skyline systems are manufactured from high quality, polyester coated aluminium by a manufacturer with 50 years of product manufacturing experience so you can expect high precision detailing, welding and finishing. 

And NOW you can select and pay for these quality products online from Rainclear Systems the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater and roofline systems.

The Skyline aluminium coping system has a hidden strap fixing method which avoids penetration of the capping, whilst allowing ventilation over the top of the wall. 

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Environment Agency calls on Mick George Ltd for Solutions

Having been awarded the £10.5million Earthworks contract, Mick George Ltd has recently set to work on raising the flood banks at the Ouse Washes reservoir, spanning Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, sub-contracting to JacksonHyder, in this Environment Agency project.

The development in its entirety is estimated at a value of £27million, and is a consequence of recent inspection under the Reservoirs Act 1975, whereby recommendations for Matters in the Interests of Safety (MIOS) were made. 

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Precision made, premium quality, handmade bricks by Charnwood

Known as the UK’s largest producer of traditionally handmade bricks and specials, produced from its manufacturing base in Leicestershire, Charnwood combines the highest durability characteristics with the ability to tailor bespoke products to your exact specification to produce a premier finish. Two recent unique projects have used quality, premium Charnwood products to form inspiring architecture that encompass distinctive designs.

Stepping Stone House, in Hurley, is a 150sqm multi-room garden house extension located in the grounds of Hurley Manor House. Shortlisted for a RIBA South Regional 2017 Award, architecture practice ‘Hamish and Lyons’ has accomplished a beautiful design, which seeks to embrace the essence of nature using organic structure, natural materials and daylight.

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Bull enhance Fire 360° service with risk report system

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has enhanced its Fire 360° service with the addition of a full risk report system to protect businesses to the highest health and safety standards.

Bull’s Fire 360° service is a 12-step plan designed to provide companies with an effective and comprehensive fire strategy. As part of the service, Bull can now provide customers with a risk report, which will detail every single risk and hazard posed ahead of work on a construction site. 

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Building cost effective schools for the future

At the close of 2016, the BBC reported that 944 local authority schools and 113 academy trusts in England are now in debt. In response to a parliamentary question, ministers revealed that 5 percent of council schools and 4 percent of academy trusts have budget deficits. Going further, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, estimates that 92 percent of schools in England could face real terms budget cuts over the next four years.

On top of budget cuts, research by the Department for Education determined that a large part of the school estate in England was in poor condition or insufficiently maintained. In fact, 44 percent were rated as ‘unsatisfactory’, 23 percent were rated as ‘extremely poor’ or ‘very poor’ with more than two-thirds in need of refurbishment or renewal. It was established that about half of the schools were deemed ‘in need of improvement’.

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Launch of FIS Skills flagship #iBuiltThis2017 social media campaign

FIS Skills, the specialist skills delivery capability of Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) are pleased to announce the launch of our flagship #iBuiltThis2017 campaign. A visual campaign, image led and run completely on social media utilising the Instagram and Twitter platforms for a period of three weeks, with the submissions opening from the 04th Sept and closing on 24th Sept and winners announced at the UK Construction Week Exhibition between 10th – 12th October 2017.

The campaign is designed to get young people, the construction industry and the public to participate and show how proud they are of their contribution to the UK built environment in a fun, exciting and light-hearted way. We would like to showcase construction as the exciting and diverse sector it is with its huge breadth of disciplines and career opportunities to help attract new entrants.

Read more: Launch of FIS Skills flagship #iBuiltThis2017 social media campaign