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‘Modular construction revolution sweeping industry’, says industry leader

20th September 2019: Extraspace Solutions, a leading modular construction company in the UK has today announced a rebrand to ESS Modular after a period of significant growth. Following a Management Buy Out in 2016, ESS Modular has more than doubled in size and now employs over 170 people across five sites and two manufacturing facilities in London, Manchester, Belfast, Dublin, and Cork.

Modular construction involves a precision manufacturing process where up to 85% of a building is manufactured and fitted out offsite. This allows for significant time savings on site, enhanced quality control and minimal disruption to local residents during the onsite construction phase.

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Modular pioneers set to share industry knowledge at Modular Matters

Taking place on 22nd October at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, this year's widely acclaimed Modular Matters conference and exhibition will demonstrate the versatile application of volumetric modular technology in all sectors. The event will highlight the latest developments, innovations and investments in the modular and volumetric space, providing opportunities to engage with supply chain pioneers, designers, specifiers, engineers and clients.

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Thurston Group reaps rewards of 40% sales growth

Thurston Group, a leading provider for high-quality modular and portable building solutions, is reaping the rewards of success, after a 40% sales growth this year. 

Over the last six months, the Yorkshire-based company has grown significantly, with key projects secured within the education, residential, petrochemical and rail infrastructure sectors.   

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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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