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NASC launch 2015 yearbook - order your copy now

The NASC has launched its 2015 Yearbook, which is packed with 94 pages of news about the confederation and its 250+ members, including a wealth of fascinating Project News reports showcasing the best of UK scaffolding contracts over the last 12 months. 

NASC Managing Director Robin James reports on a positive 2014 for the membership as the industry begins to recover from the recession. He also notes the wide pick-up and acceptance of TG20:13 good practice guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding by the industry. NASC President Kevin Ward considers why more and more principal contractors are now choosing NASC members for their access and scaffolding requirements, and reports on his New Apprentices Challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Architecture and engineering practice achieve BIM Level 2 certification first

International architecture and engineering practice BDP are the first company to be assessed and certificated under BRE Global’s BIM level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme.

This demonstrates that BDP have the policies and procedures required to deliver level 2 BIM in line with the Government's strategy, meeting the requirements of PAS1192-2:2013 and the BS1192 pre-questionnaire document.

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LSBU Student Teambuild activity is a roaring success!

London South Bank University (LSBU) students took part in the second-ever ‘Student Teambuild’ competition which was hosted by Teambuild UK. 

Sixty students from the School of the Built Environment and Architecture at LSBU gave up their weekends to take part in the competition to learn more about the discipline they are studying, along with gaining essential skills ranging from team work to confidence building. 

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Liverpool's Everyman Theatre wins RIBA Stirling prize

A 1,000sq m Sika Sarnafil water tight roofing system has proved to be the perfect fit for a prize winning theatre. The Sika Sarnafil membrane used was G410 15ELF Dark Grey, a cut-fall insulation system was installed along with 5000E vapour barrier.

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MOL celebrates 30th anniversary with new brand launch

Professional learning provider MOL is celebrating its 30th year as a market leader by rebranding for the future, reflecting the organisation’s diverse and growing offering.

Establishing itself over the last three decades as a leading provider of HR, leadership and management, property and construction qualifications, MOL has always mirrored the relentless pace of change in industry, and the new brand reinforces the organisation’s ability and desire to evolve.

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Wiltshire living roofs and festive fun - CPD Training

At this CIOB event on CPD Training, to be held at Malborough Golf Club in Wiltshire, on the 10th December.

Simon Smith, Technical Manager for SkyGarden, will give a presentation covering the following topics:

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Winners mount up for Redrow at prestigious UK Property Awards

Redrow has scooped no less than eight top honours at this year’s UK Property Awards, including two coveted ‘best in the UK awards’ for its national consumer website and one of its exclusive London developments.

Other schemes in Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire and West Yorkshire collected ‘Highly Commended’ awards.

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NASC members and staff meet Nick Boles MP

NASC were in Westminster earlier this month, with members Chris Sedgeman and Lynn Way of Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd, to meet with Nick Boles, Minister of State for Skills and Equalities – discussing the availability of training in the South West and proposals for the future of apprenticeships in the UK.

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Construction recruitment specialists announce new offices and appointments

Due to major business growth, a Plymouth recruitment agency has announced a series of new appointments and a £100,000 investment in new offices.

Sphere Solutions, which specialises in recruitment for the construction industry, has relocated to The Millfields, the site of the Grade 2 listed former Royal Naval Hospital.

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Partnership helps Landscape Architects unlock new technologies

Newcastle and London-based urban designers, landscape architects and masterplanners, Colour, is finding new ways of implementing the latest technology in its work thanks to a partnership with Teesside University.

Colour has taken on two members of staff at its Newcastle headquarters with the help of different schemes run by the University to help companies recruit talent and develop new skills in their business.

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Basement drainage and membranes have had their day

Designers and specifiers think, mistakenly, that a belt and braces approach to basement waterproofing means several defences against water ingress. But there is a severe problem with workforces being able to see on the drawing that their's is one of several layers of protection. They can do their work badly because the client will be saved by one of the others. 

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