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Dates announced for tall building fire safety events

With a massive increase in tall building construction in mega-cities across the world, the fire industry must keep pace with developments and changes in fire risks. The Tall Building Fire Safety Network, which offers regular courses and conferences on Tall Building Fire Safety Management in locations around the world, has announced a full schedule of events for 2017. 

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CIOB strengthens Build UK

Build UK and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) are delighted to announce that CIOB is joining Build UK to become the first member from amongst the professional bodies.

Build UK was created to provide a strong collective voice for the construction supply chain and its continued fast paced growth demonstrates how the industry is coalescing around an agreed agenda and speaking collectively. By joining Build UK, CIOB is leading the way in driving collaboration and change to help the whole industry.

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SSIP saves buyers and suppliers over £50 million annually

New figures compiled by the Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum (SSIP) highlight over £50 million of savings to clients, other buyers and suppliers in 2016.

The figures show the total savings, linked to cross-recognition between health and safety supply chain assessments, reported to SSIP by individual assessment schemes.  Cross recognition reduces the need for clients to re-check suppliers' details or to specify a particular assessment scheme, and for contractors to fill in numerous health and safety questionnaires.

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Rainclear take the guess-work out of guttering

Rainclear Systems has been providing customers with high quality Metal Guttering for over a decade now. At the same time the friendly, knowledgeable team have been offering advice, free quotations and a ‘take off’ service to its customers.

But what is a ‘take off’ service and how does it take the guess-work out of buying your guttering?

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Portakabin assures peace of mind for modular construction industry

Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular building manufacturer, has once again achieved the highest possible rating from Dun & Bradstreet – the global specialist in business information and financial risk analysis. 

As uncertainty looms over much of the construction industry, modular building pioneer Portakabin has reaffirmed peace of mind for its customers by receiving ‘rating 1’ from Dun & Bradsheet in its latest financial review. 

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Multimillion pound investments continue to drive growth at Mobile Mini

Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable accommodation and secure storage containers, with its global operations based in Arizona and UK headquarters based in Stockton on Tees, has reported record results for its UK business. Annual income hit £59.8m for 2016, a 3.8% increase on 2015.

The record revenue is being credited in part to the £7.9m Mobile Mini invested in growing its existing hire UK fleet of steel storage containers, portable offices, canteens and toilets, which now stands at almost 40,000 units, operated across sixteen UK branches stretching from Glasgow to Southampton.

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Parliamentary Review slot for Midlands Asset Finance

Independent financial services broker Midlands Asset Finance has been selected to contribute to the prestigious 2017 Parliamentary Review, representing the finance sector. 

Director Sue Chapman, who set up the company in 2008, has been invited to submit a report about best practice, culture, and the challenges the business has faced over the past 12 months and how it has overcome them. 

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Structural Concrete Alliance announces 2017 CPD events

Structural Concrete Alliance has announced the dates and locations for its free to attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars and Demonstration Days during 2017.

Designed to provide delegates with an introduction to Structural Asset Protection and Repair, the half-day CPD seminars offer an introduction to corrosion as well as techniques for repair, protection and strengthening.

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The man behind the mask...

2017 saw the launch of Mick George Environmental, a dedicated division within the overarching business, that now specialises in all areas of Asbestos Management, dealing with Non-Licensed, Notifiable Non-Licensed and, Licensed Asbestos.

The operation has grown considerably from traditional carriage and disposal skillsets, to now incorporate more extensive survey, analytical, removal, encapsulation and cleansing of Asbestos disturbed materials.

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FWB's switchboard operator retires at 80 after 27 years' service

It is with warm wishes that FWB announce the retirement of Margaret Sant, their Switchboard Operator, at the age of 80 after 27 years of loyal service.

Margaret joined the company in 1990, and since then has been the first point of contact for many of FWB’s customers. Her commitment to the role, and her friendly and caring approach will be greatly missed.

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60 Minute Recovery for Stolen JCB Worth £30,000

A stolen JCB 2CX Streetmaster Backhoe Loader worth £30,000 has been successfully recovered within an hour of being reported stolen, thanks to the installation of a state-of-the-art tracking device from AMI Group.

The JCB was stolen from a site in Eaton, Cheshire, and upon discovering it had been stolen, AMI’s customer immediately notified AMI and the company’s monitoring station was able to instantly access the company’s web-based Nexis platform to establish where the stolen machine had been taken by the plant thieves.

Read more: 60 Minute Recovery for Stolen JCB Worth £30,000