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University of Cambridge Centre celebrates ten-years’ anniversary in style

Since its inception 10 years ago, the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology, University of Cambridge, has focused on driving transformation in the construction sector, in collaboration with strategic industry partner Laing O’Rourke. The Centre’s milestone Report explores a decade of work across education, research, innovation and thought leadership, highlighting what is possible when industry expertise and academic rigour meet.

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NASC president elected onto Build UK board

NASC President Lynn Way has been appointed a Specialist Contractor Director of Build UK following an election process. 

In this role, Lynn, Financial Director and Company Secretary at Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding, will help provide strategic direction for the leading construction industry body. 

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Lawyer warns of the challenges of ‘virtual mediation’ as a result of Covid-19

Organisations that are looking to use mediation as a way to resolve a dispute without the need for costly litigation need to be aware of the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic will have on the process in the coming months, and the potential pitfalls and challenges. This is according to Ian Timlin, a specialist dispute resolution and commercial litigation lawyer at Conexus Law, who cautions that the new process may not be as effective and is also less secure unless certain measures are put in place.

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BigChange gives MPBI’s modular building business room for expansion

Modular building specialists MPB Installations (MPBI) has seen a boom in business since implementing the latest mobile workforce management technology from BigChange. The company’s installation and service teams have been equipped with rugged tablets that synchronise with office management software as part of a paperless, real time system. MPBI has won significant new contracts thanks to the instant electronic reporting and services improvements provided by the system.

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The importance of hand hygiene on construction sites during COVID-19

The government is regularly updating its guidance for employers, employees and the self-employed on how to work safely during COVID-19. This includes specific advice for those who work in on run construction sites, and other outdoor facilities.

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