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York Handmade shortlisted for major award at brick Oscars

The York Handmade Brick Company has been shortlisted for a major award in the prestigious 2019 Brick Awards.

Leading independent brickmaker York Handmade, based at Alne, near Easingwold, has been recognised for its work on the acclaimed new Loxley Stables self-build development near Tring in Hertfordshire.

Loxley Stables has been shortlisted in the Small Housing Development category.

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Mick George to kick start new charity facility

A project to create a large factory which will sort and distribute charity donations is underway at Kettering Business Park with local firm Mick George Ltd to begin Earthworks on behalf of Parkway Construction MK Ltd.

The facility will act as a depot for the Salvation Army, a charity tackling social inequality for more than 150 years.

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University of Derby works with businesses to upskill workforce in BIM Principles

BIM is a key part of the Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025 with the aim being to increase productivity and collaboration through the use of digital technologies. It is a requirement of the common minimum standards for procurement that all public sector projects will meet Building Information Modelling Level 2. As a result, the University of Derby will be delivering an ESF part-funded two-day short course for local businesses on the 27th & 28th September - BIM Principles.

The two-day course will equip attendees with an overview of; BIM ISO standards, design management processes for compliance, BIM software, the application of software and processes to specific company roles and real-world examples of the use of BIM software and processes.

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Join Rainclear at the National Self Build & Renovation Show (NSBRC): 18-20 Oct ‘19

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading specialist metal rainwater system stockist and online retailer, have a permanent stand at the NSBRC with samples of traditional Cast Iron, heritage Cast Aluminium, modern SnapIT extruded Aluminium, and their Infinity Galvanised Steel, Copper and Quartz Zinc rainwater systems on display so you can see and touch each for yourself.

Rainclear’s dedicated stand is on the Gable End of 'The Dale House' and their Infinity Galvanised Steel guttering and downpipes are on the roofline all the way around the Dale House in the plain Galvanised steel and in the colour coated Black and White Galvanised Steel.

Read more: Join Rainclear at the National Self Build & Renovation Show (NSBRC): 18-20 Oct ‘19

Nationwide Platforms to deliver IPAF-approved PAL+ virtual reality training

Nationwide Platforms is excited to announce that it is working with the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to deliver advanced Mobile Elevated Work Platform training using virtual reality (VR) simulators.

Following an industry-wide consultation and development programme, IPAF has announced the controlled rollout of its PAL+ advanced operator assessment in a VR environment. These trials will be delivered by specially selected training partners, including Nationwide Platforms.

Read more: Nationwide Platforms to deliver IPAF-approved PAL+ virtual reality training