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Rosehill supply furniture for prestigious student accommodation

Rosehill Furniture Group were pleased to have been contracted by Brookfield Multiplex for the first time. Working alongside the University Partnership Programme again, they provided a bespoke furniture package for the University of Reading.

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NASC sponsors CITB Pride of Construction Awards

The NASC was represented at the CITB’s Pride of Construction Awards on Wednesday 10th September – helping to celebrate 50 years of the Construction Industry Training Board and also sponsoring the event, along with major media titles, Construction News and the Daily Mirror.

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Construction jobs a top priority in London's rapidly growing industry

The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) hit 62.6 in June 2014. This is the highest it has been since 1997. London is awash with construction activity. Wherever you look you can see construction projects, whether it be cranes dotted across the skyline or boarded up areas under renovation. London is experiencing a noticeable rise in construction.

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Minus 7 - The hybrid energy harvesting system that provides low-cost heating

The Minus 7 hybrid energy harvester is an new, innovative and highly effective renewable energy system that provides hot water and heating for buildings. It’s up to 60% cheaper to run than a gas boiler helping to future-proof against the rising cost of fuel in line with government strategy to provide low carbon solutions and affordable warmth.

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Multi million pound construction campus for Wolverhampton

The former Springfield Brewery site in Wolverhampton is set to become home to the new multi million pound, West Midlands Construction UTC (WMCUTC) for 14 to 19 year olds, the Construction Industry Training Board announced today.

The UTC (University Technical College) will open its doors in September 2015 at fully refurbished premises in the city. Subject to planning permission, it will then move to the new build on the former brewery site in 2016, where it will ultimately have places for 600 students from across the region.

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Metal Technology products deliver BREEAM excellence in Aberdeen

Work has completed on a 40,000 sq ft bespoke Grade A office building at North Esplanade West, Aberdeen for North Sea operating company, GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd.

Designed by architects Halliday Fraser Munro and built by contractor Mansell, the building is one of the first in Aberdeen to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating. The five storey, Grade A office accommodation offers capacity for up to 200 people providing the company with the required space to grow operations in support of its exploration and production projects.

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XERVON Palmers system scaffolding in Aberthaw Power Station boiler

XERVON Palmers has converted to System Scaffolding for an efficient large-scale industrial access job – to facilitate the bi-annual overhaul of the interior of a huge boiler at Aberthaw Power Station, in South Wales.

Working closely with client Doosan Babcock and their customer RWE, up to 47 XERVON Palmers operatives have constructed a 25 x 13 metre, 19-lift Layher System Scaffold within the enormous coal-fired boiler at Aberthaw Power Station, located near Cardiff on the North bank of the Bristol channel.

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NAPIT provides further support to Cowboy Builders series

Following on from the successful appearance of NAPIT in Swindon earlier this year, the producers of the Channel Five programme, Cowboy Builders, approached NAPIT for expert advice during production of an episode based in Great Yarmouth.

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Preventing Legionella contamination through thermal insulation

Armacell insulation materials protect hot and cold water pipes against unacceptable temperature fluctuations which can occur during the summer when the risk of legionella also rises. During holiday periods water stagnates in pipework, making HVAC and plumbing systems an ideal breeding ground for hazardous bacteria.

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Workforce socks are perfect - as a stocking filler!

Christmas will soon be upon us once again and Workforce Socks have the perfect gift idea.

Their wide range of socks is great for anyone in the construction industry and designed to meet all the needs of anyone working hard on  their feet and with PPE workwear.

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NASC hosts UEG Delegation visit to United Kingdom

The NASC recently hosted a meeting of the Union of European Scaffolding Contractors (UEG) - the representative body for national scaffolding organisations in Europe - as part of its role as the UK access and scaffolding representative organisation in the UEG.

The NASC hosted 10 UEG delegates in London, including representatives from Germany, Switzerland, and Norway, at a meeting to discuss issues affecting the access and scaffolding industry across Europe. The NASC also hosted a visit by UEG delegates to the viewing platform of The Shard in the City of London, to showcase construction activity across the capital.

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