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Extra 7.5% off Harmer aluminium roof outlets and selected drainage

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems and drainage solutions are offering an extra 7.5% off the most popular Harmer Aluminium Roof Outlets and other selected drainage products in November 2020.

Harmer Aluminium Roof outlets are held in stock for next day delivery in the popular AV ranges, with various grate configurations, the two way parapet outlets, and the BO balcony outlets. The others are available in 5 days direct from the manufacturer.

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ASFP responds to industry competency proposals in Setting the Bar report

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the latest proposals on competence requirements for those working on higher risk buildings released by the Competence Steering Group (CSG) on 4 October in its final report ‘Setting the Bar’.

The report proposes an overarching system of competence made up of four key elements: a new competence committee sitting within the Building Safety Regulator; a national suite of competence standards – including new sector-specific frameworks developed by 12 working groups; arrangements for independent assessment and reassessment against the competence standards; and a mechanism to ensure that those assessing and certifying people against the standards have appropriate levels of oversight. 

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NSG Group and University of Cambridge sowing seeds for future glass applications

The NSG Group and University of Cambridge are collaborating on ground-breaking new glass applications, while using the latest technology to realise the future of manufacturing.

The Group, which owns Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, is currently working with the University’s Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing team (FIAM) to establish a way of printing conductive materials onto wide areas of curved glass surfaces. 

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Constructionarium reopens for business for the new academic year

Constructionarium Ltd are delighted to announce that they are now open for business for the new academic year after being forced to close in March due to the pandemic. 

On Sunday 4 October they welcomed 60 students from the University of Southampton who spent the week on site on the Constructionarium site at Bircham Newton, Norfolk undertaking three projects: the Milau Cable Bridge, The Brewery Wharf Footbridge and the Gherkin.   

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NASC launches dedicated careers website

The NASC has launched a dedicated careers website aimed at encouraging would-be employees of all ages and backgrounds to take up a position in the scaffolding industry. 

The site - scaffoldingcareers.nasc.org.uk - features more than a dozen detailed overviews of a variety of careers, from labourer and scaffolding operative through to SHEQ manager and estimator, each providing information such as what the role entails, what the responsibilities are and what key skills are advantageous. 

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