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NASC Launches 2014 Safety Report at S&H Expo

The NASC has launched its 2014 Safety Report which documents the statistics for scaffolding accidents for all (201) NASC full contracting member companies in 2013, covering some 13,749 operatives (estimated to be around 75% of the UK’s total scaffolding operatives).

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BRE launches BIM (Level 2) certification for businesses

BRE Global is launching a new scheme for assessing and certifying businesses as providers of the Government’s BIM Level 2 services. 

Delivered on site, it is designed to help companies provide evidence that they have the policies and procedures required to deliver level 2 BIM in line with the Government's strategy, as well as acting as strong marketing tool. 

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NASC launches new information member logo

The NASC has launched a brand new logo for the expanding ‘Information Member’ section of its membership, designed to differentiate between information only and full member companies.

The new NASC ‘away strip’ logo is predominantly red, with a blue stripe, and incorporates the words ‘NASC Information Membership’ in white lettering. The logo has been created to serve a growing interest from companies wishing to join the NASC as information members, a group which now exceeds 40 businesses. Scaffold contracting organisations are not eligible for NASC information membership.

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How to give a home a new lease of life and save on stunning windows

As the UK looks to another scorching summer, one expert; Jay Parlane reveals a shortcut to saving on stunning windows.

Predictions for a heat wave have been bandied around recently and temperatures are hotting up. Whilst this is great news for sun worshippers, UV damage is one of the biggest reasons for causing uPVC windows and doors to discolour and fade. As home prices continue to soar, uPVC expert Jay Parlane advised homeowners to consider refurbishing their windows. "Many people don't realise that uPVC actually has a fairly short life span of about 20 years. The sun can damage its appearance, but it's nothing that a re-spray won't fix."

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Great response to local industrial supplies product catalogue

Local Industrial Supplies, the website that is backed by the THS Tools Group, has had a great response from engineers and contractors since it was launched just over three months ago.

The website is backed by a new product catalogue, which features 2,000 branded hand and power tools, with 19 dedicated sections, including Maintenance & Consumables and PPE & Workwear. 

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Institute of Groundsmanship celebrates 80th anniversary

A large group of Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) staff, Board members, Life Members and winners of the Lifetime Achievement Awards have celebrated the IOG’s 80 Anniversary.  

Eton College generously hosted the event and provided a fitting backdrop as it was the workplace of head groundsman WH Bowles - one of the founding members of the National Association of Groundsmen in 1934, which became the Institute of Groundsmanship in 1969.

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NASC launch TG20:13 eGuide Android App

The NASC has launched a Google Android App version of its TG20:13eGuide, which will provide a mobile, digital good practice guide for tube and fitting scaffolding.

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Construction Summit to help fuel economic growth

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first Greater Manchester Construction Summit this summer to assess the current state of the industry and its importance for the region’s economy. 

Estimated to be the largest event of its kind outside of London, the Summit will include a keynote speech from Peter Hansford, Chief Construction Adviser to the Government, as well as panel discussions from the UK’s leading experts on key areas impacting the construction industry. Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council and James Wates, Chairman of the Construction Industry Training Board, are also confirmed to speak.

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Construction companies urged to link up with universities and colleges

A construction expert at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen has cited a missed opportunity in the sector, with companies failing to plan for the future during the economic downturn, and is urging innovative action to address the issue.

Rob Leslie, a course leader at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University (RGU) and a former Chair of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in Scotland, believes that businesses are now panicking as the industry’s skills shortage starts to bite with a large percentage of the workforce rapidly approaching retirement age and fewer graduates coming through from universities and colleges.

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Building industry to have access to greenest products and designs

Builders and developers will have access to a new, all-purpose commercial innovation centre for energy efficient building designs, products and services launched today.

The CMS Innovation Hub in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire will be a showcase for the latest energy saving products and devices for the building of homes and workplaces, produced by leading construction and supply firms.

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MK Surveys captures latest utility detection and mapping system

MK Surveys, based in Milton Keynes, is the first company in the world to take delivery of an advanced, ground penetrating radar (GPR) system, supporting further expansion of its fast growing utility department. 

The purchase of Opera Duo, the latest innovation for utility location and mapping by market leaders IDS, further strengthens MK Surveys’ capability in this expanding market.

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