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CDM2015 – legislation to hit small builders

The proposed amendments to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations CDM2015 are set to come into force in April bringing additional costs to builders and with a knock on effect to property owners. 

From April, it will be compulsory for designers and builders working on domestic premises, to develop a Construction Phase Plan (CPP) for all building work being carried out. This will apply to everything from a contractor who is tiling a bathroom, to having a major extension built. 

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Sustainability in construction must be driven from the top

Failure to link the importance of leadership to sustainability in the construction industry has been laid bare by a new book by an expert at London South Bank University (LSBU).

Dr Alex Opoku in LSBU’s School of the Built Environment and Architecture asserts in his new book - Leadership and Sustainability in the Built Environment – that the real impact of legislation and guidelines designed to promote sustainability within the construction industry is closely linked to the leadership behind it.

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A BIM Library ‘first’ for British Sugar TOPSOIL

altBritish Sugar TOPSOIL, the UK’s largest supplier of topsoil to the construction, landscaping and amenity sectors, is the first, and only, topsoil manufacturer to have its product accepted as a BIM (Building Information Modelling) Object within the NBS National BIM Library. Planners, architects and construction professionals now have direct and immediate online access to the product’s data, which they can import into their project’s BIM-enabled software.

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Leeds College of Building's high standards are built on firm foundations

Leeds College of Building has successfully completed an extensive review by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) that continually highlights the College’s success in preparing its students for employment. 

The QAA is an independent body entrusted with monitoring standards and quality in higher education establishments throughout the UK. Its review team, which consisted of staff and students from other higher education establishments throughout the UK, spent several weeks scrutinising all aspects of the College including academic standards and the quality of student learning opportunities. 

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Morgan Sindall reward XERVON Palmers performance at Heathrow

Top scaffolding contractors, XERVON Palmers have been praised for their scaffolding and access solutions at Heathrow Airport again – picking up a “Suppliers” award and an “Individual Achievement” award for the contracted work.

XERVON Palmers’ team of a dozen operatives have been working night shifts providing a 70m long and 35m wide tube and fitting scaffolding with a system and Kedar clad temporary roof on this highly technical job renovating the airport’s CIP Lounge over a 10 month period.

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XERVON Palmers scaffolding at Ovingham Bridge, River Tyne

Leading scaffolding contractor, XERVON Palmers, are in the middle of a contract for Northumberland County Council and the Department for Transport (DfT) providing access for the £3 million refurbishment of the historic Ovingham Bridge over the River Tyne, in the North East.

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Carbon Zero Consulting launch new website

Carbon Zero Consulting is delighted to launch its new website, designed to showcase the company’s breadth and depth of expertise in all areas of renewable energy technology and water and environment management. The new website at www.carbonzeroco.com provides a valuable source of information relating to renewable energy solutions including ground source heating and cooling technologies for which Carbon Zero Consulting is a leading provider throughout the UK.

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Make payday easy with the new Employee Payroll Service from THSP

THSP, one of the UK’s leading risk management service providers, are pleased to announce the launch of their new Employee Payroll Service.

Designed to support SMEs by taking the risk and cost out of payroll administration the THSP Payroll Service ensures companies meet their statutory obligations to their employees and HMRC with ease. 

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Conference to explore sustainable design for society

altA conference which will explore how buildings and spaces are designed to reduce negative impacts on the environment is to be held at Leeds Beckett University.

The international conference, Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) will take place on 17-18 September and is hosted by the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett, with keynote speakers, workshops and presentations focusing on how to address the balance between the built and the natural environment.

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CISRS accreditation for Safety & Access Ltd Indian centre

CISRS has added another training centre to its Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) – as the all-new UG Safety & Access UK (PVT) Ltd Chennai training centre gained accreditation this week.

The purpose-built CISRS OSTS centre in South India cost 1.8 million rupees to create and is a joint venture and long term partnership between Safety & Access and the UG Group in Chennai. It will provide tube and fitting, system scaffolding and scaffold inspection training to thousands.

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NASC and CISRS exhibit at Network Rail events

NASC and CISRS exhibited at two key Network Rail safety events at the end of January, with the assistance of safety and training experts, Simian Risk Management Ltd. This is part of an ongoing NASC/CISRS 2015 events campaign which aims to spread the safe scaffolding message of both organisations.  

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