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Wetherby Building Systems invests in local students

Haydock based Wetherby Building Systems, the leading provider of external wall insulation (EWI) solutions, has teamed up with St Helens College and invested over £2,000 to provide valuable industry training, knowledge and work experience to its students.

With a widely acknowledged skills shortage in the UK construction sector, Wetherby is committed to helping train the next generation of building professionals and equip them with relevant product and industry knowledge to help prepare them for their entrance into the industry.

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UKATA hopes latest asbestos case raises awareness of family threat

The results of an inquest in Cleethorpes have found that a Lincolnshire woman died as a result of exposure to deadly asbestos fibres whilst washing her husband’s work clothes. Following the findings, the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has issued a chilling reminder that improper handling of the ‘silent killer’ could be more than just a serious threat to your own life. 

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Winners of the eighth National Construction Awards revealed

The best of the construction industry was celebrated at the eighth Constructing Excellence National Awards in London last Friday (November 14). 

The Awards, attended by over 450 construction professionals, reward those organisations, and individuals, setting the highest standard of best practice and collaboration in the construction industry. 

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NASC 2014 Annual General Meeting at Midland Hotel

The NASC’s well-attended Annual General Meeting took place at the iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester city centre on Friday 21st November.

In a packed agenda, NASC MD Robin James reported on the recent publication of the new look NASC 2015 Yearbook, the sales success of the organisation’s “good practice guide for tube and fitting,”TG20:13, the publication of new and revised Safety and Technical guidance, Qualifying the Workforce Funding and the recent promotional work of the organisation at 2014 events, such as the Safety & Health Expo at London’s ExCeL and Health & Safety North in Bolton.

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NASC 2014 Apprentice of the Year announced

The NASC announced the results of its inaugural Apprentice of the Year Award at its Annual General Meeting in Manchester on Friday 21st November.

The new NASC Apprentice of the Year scheme – sponsored by both the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) – is aimed at individuals who are directly employed by an NASC Member company and are either part way through a formal scaffolding apprenticeship with an approved CISRS provider, or alternatively have successfully completed the apprenticeship programme in 2014.

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ASSA ABLOY tests high efficiency thermal door

Security Doors, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, the global leader in opening solutions, has tested a new high-efficiency thermal door offering excellent insulation. 

The thermal door has achieved a U-Value of 1.6W/m²K in both single and double door configurations, exceeding thermal energy efficiency standards referred to in Part L Building Regulations guidelines, which require external pedestrian doors to achieve a U-Value under 2.2W/m²K. 

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LeaseVan announce search for the nation's best builders brew

Leading van leasing and contract hire company, LeaseVan, has announced its search for the Nation’s Best Builders Brew. When you think of the proud British Builder, there are two things that spring to mind as their two greatest tools; the builders van and the builders brew. Where their vans are refuelled at the petrol pumps, the nation’s builders are refuelled by the humble kettle - and LeaseVan want to know which brew is best for the nation’s builders. 

They want builders to get in touch to tell them exactly which brew they think is best, whatever it might be, They want to know what it is about their favourite brew that makes it the Nation’s Best Builders Brew.

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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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