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CONSTRUCT Awards 2019: Winners Revealed

The winners of the CONSTRUCT Awards 2019 were announced at the glittering awards ceremony in conjunction with CONSTRUCT’s flagship event, CONSTRUCT Day. The event took place on Friday 4 October 2019, with an excellent turnout of over 500 industry guests in attendance.

Following the exhibition and networking in the morning, the awards commenced and were hosted by the hilarious comedian, Hal Cruttenden. Five winners were recognised for their outstanding achievements in the sector, from innovative new products and systems, to the hardworking, committed workforce that support the construction industry. The categories included; Projects over £2.5m, Projects under £2.5m, Health & Safety, Unsung Hero and Young Achiever. 

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ASFP releases programme for London seminar

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has now released the full programme for its CPD seminar in central London on 23 October 2019. The seminar, at the Aviva Building, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, aims to improve awareness of passive fire protection and help delegates to understand the vital role of compartmentation in maintaining fire safety in buildings. 

The ASFP is pleased to announce that Peter Caplehorn, vice chairman of the Industry Response Group on Competence for Building a Safer Future, will offer a review of the Group’s proposals relating to competency in construction contained in its recently published report, Raising the Bar.

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CCTV Monitoring focuses on growth with BigChange mobile workforce tech

CCTV Monitoring, one of the fastest-growing construction site CCTV installation and monitoring businesses in the UK, has rolled out a mobile workforce system as part of a cloud-based business system from Leeds-based BigChange.  Equipped with rugged tablets running a 5 in 1 app called JobWatch, CCTV Monitoring engineers are tracked and connected in real-time to the central system giving management 24/7 visibility of their field operations.

CCTV Monitoring has a team of CCTV and security specialists with engineers that can be deployed quickly nationwide to provide a complete CCTV service from site assessment to installation, monitoring and servicing.  The company also operates a 24 hour monitoring station to protect key building sites across the UK for many of the biggest names in industry including Kier, Balfour Beatty, Morgan-Sindall, Galliford Try, Willmott Dixon and Skanska.

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Palmers Scaffolding reaches 100 years incorporated milestone, 1919-2019

Leading scaffolding and special access providers, Palmers Scaffolding UK Ltd has reached an epic milestone in its rich and long-standing heritage – achieving 100 years since it was incorporated as a business brand, back in 1919.

A century ago this month, Palmers Scaffolding founder, Edwin Palmer took the decision to transform the well-known scaffolding and access family business name into a company – formally founding it as the legal business structure it still is today, now under British ownership with CEO, well-known scaffolding man and entrepreneur, Colin Butt at its helm.

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Working at Height Best Practice Forum 2019

Close to 400 delegates from leading contractors, associations and manufacturers once again came together for the Working at Height Best Practice Forum on the 19th September 2019 with the aim of improving safety standards within the industry. Celebrating its eleventh year, the event has grown in size and stature to become one of the UK’s leading powered access safety conferences. This event acts as a catalyst for the development of best practice and safe use of powered access.

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