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Celebrating SuDS schemes and champions: susdrain 2020 SuDS awards

CIRIA is delighted to announce that the susdrain 2020 SuDS Awards are now open for entries. The awards invite submissions from SuDS projects across the UK to showcase their outstanding and innovative high quality SuDS schemes, and nominate a SuDS Champion - someone who has gone ‘the extra mile’ to promote and deliver multi-beneficial SuDS.

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Mick George Group land DIO package

Having been awarded a £17m contract for the Bassingbourn Barracks redevelopment, Kier Graham Defence Ltd have appointed the Mick George Group to complete Demolition and Asbestos removal works, imminently. 

This project, on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) will see the relocation of the British Army’s Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre (MTMC) and will entail the refurbishment of accommodation blocks, social facilities, offices, classrooms, training areas, medical and dental facilities. 

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Aarsleff Ground Engineering Segment expands its operations in Norway

Aarsleff Ground Engineering segment hereby announce the opening of Aarsleff Norge AS; their newest ground engineering business based in Norway to be able to service the needs and requirements of their clients across the North-western Europe market. This marks the organisation’s seventh hub, with existing teams working from offices in Denmark, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany and the UK. 

Aarsleff are by no means a new entrant to the country, having commenced their latest Norwegian contract with client Bane NOR, the government agency responsible for owning, maintaining, operating and developing the Norwegian railway network. Aarsleff have been subcontracted to perform the piling works for the Minnevika railway bridge – the longest railway bridge in Norway to date. This will require installing 280No. driven steel piles, with length up to 60m, and the construction of 17 cofferdams utilising 19m long sheet piles.

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Evolving Connectivity 2020

April 23rd marks the return of CAI’s annual trade event Evolving Connectivity. To be held at the National Conference Centre at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham.  If your business needs to understand the demands of signal reception and distribution today and in the future, it’s the “must attend” event of the year. 

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Fine margins: delivering financial sustainability in UK construction?

A new report by the CBI provides interesting insight into the health of the UK construction sector.  Whilst it highlights that the construction industry is a vital part of the UK economy, it reinforces that the business models that underpin this are breaking.

The report starts by drawing out the importance of the sector noting that every £1 spent on UK construction creates £2.92 of value to the UK. The industry employs 2.3 million people directly – supporting over 3 million more indirectly – and construction activity contributes 6% of GVA.

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