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Local firm to kick-start huge new global facility in Cambridge

Having been granted Section 6 planning permission in 2018, works on a new 200,000 sq.ft research and development headquarters to host major technology companies is set to get underway on units 1-21 Cambridge Science Park.

Local construction firm Mick George Ltd will shortly commence bulk-earthworks for the project on behalf of principal contractor SDC Builders Ltd.

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Powerproject XV available today

Elecosoft, the design, build, maintain software specialist, has today released the highly anticipated Powerproject XV, designed for use by planners and project managers across the whole spectrum of the planning and construction management sector. 

A completely refreshed user interface, Powerproject XV was created for the sophisticated project planner, enabling them to visualise plans in 4D with realistic real-time project simulations. It assures the quality of schedules with the Schedule Quality Check functionality, while allowing planners to communicate effectively across teams with better control over the presentation of their plans.

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ASFP launches online passive fire protection training course

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection has launched a new e-learning course designed to equip installers or new entrants to the sector with a basic knowledge of passive fire protection and its role in the overall fire strategy of a building.

Consisting of 13 short online videos, each of around 10-15 minutes in length, the ASFP Introduction to Passive Fire Protection is also ideal for all those involved in building maintenance or follow-on trades such as electricians or plumbers who may damage existing compartmentation and fire resisting walls in carrying out their work.

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NASC publishes annual safety report

NASC members recorded 113 accidents and injuries on site during 2018 – equating to one incident for every 150 operatives. 

The figure was revealed in the NASC 2019 Safety Report, which documents and analyses accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members in the previous calendar year.

The 113 injuries recorded means that more than 99% of all NASC member operatives – a total of 16,645 employees – went through 2018 accident and injury-free. There were also no operative fatalities last year, for the sixth consecutive year. 

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Rainclear adds a NEW white to its Galvanised Steel Rainwater Range

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading specialist metal rainwater system stockist and online retailer are adding a NEW colour to their durable, affordable and sustainable Infinity Galvanised Steel rainwater system.

Infinity is innovatively designed to be as easy to install as the usual materials used in the UK without the need to solder or rivet. Lengths are just as easy to handle and to cut to size without any specialist tools or equipment. 

Read more: Rainclear adds a NEW white to its Galvanised Steel Rainwater Range