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New board to drive success of Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has appointed Mike Petter as its new Chairman with Angus Kennedy and Albert Ree joining the Board.

Mike Petter, who began his career at Geoffrey Osborne Ltd and was Managing Director for consultancy firm Five Dimensional Management Ltd, became a Scheme Director in July 2012 and Vice Chairman in 2013.

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Growing developer contractor forges links with tomorrow's talent

A proactive approach to developing links with university students on construction-related courses is helping growing property solutions company The GB Group to develop a steady stream of new recruits and greater awareness of careers opportunities in the business for the industry's future talent.

This year, GB has announced a new partnership with the School of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading in a three year commitment to Constructionarium, a bespoke learning facility created and developed for built environment students to gain practical site experience.

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Skytec Aria - new test confirms glove's exceptional durability

The Aria glove, from the Globus Skytec range, has achieved top marks for EU standard EN 388:2003, providing added reassurance to customers of their protection from mechanical risk. The glove, which has a NFTª nitrile foam palm, recently achieved 25,000 cycles in the EN 388 abrasion resistance test.

The test, by an independent research and testing organisation, was carried out to quantify wearer claims that the gloves simply lasted and lastedÉ.far beyond anything they'd ever used before.

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Stoke-based fwb sponsors award for regional teenage entrepreneurs

Sponsoring an award for budding teenage entrepreneurs at the Young Enterprise North West Company Programme Finals Evening 2014, Stoke-based supply chain partner, fwb also sent along two members of its team to help select the winners of the regional round of this national competition. 

The competition is organised by Young Enterprise, the United Kingdom’s largest business and enterprise education charity.

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Specification for detection of underground utilities launched

Following industry-wide consultation and review a national specification for the detection, verification and location of underground utilities – PAS 128 – is now available to survey professionals from the British Standards Institution.   

Sponsored by the Institution of Civil Engineers and facilitated by BSI Standards Limited, the specification allows practitioners to detail the services they provide to a recognised level for the first time.  

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NASC formally withdraws TG20:08 publication

Further to publication of TG20:13 in February the NASC has formally withdrawn TG20:08.

From 1 July 2014, the NASC recommends that all tube and fitting scaffold structures should be supported by TG20:13, using TG20:13 eGuide generated compliance sheets, or should be supported by a bespoke scaffold design.

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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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