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Sika investment receives Royal Seal of Approval

Sika’s new £2.5million research and development center in Preston, UK, was opened on 26 November, 2014 by HRH Duke of Kent in an official ceremony to mark the occasion.

Following the acquisition of Liquid Plastics and Incorez in 2009, Sika has continued to invest in this area of its business to support the development of technologically advanced liquid roofing membranes and new developments in its product technologies - such as the low solvent iCure range. From its Preston site in the North West of England, Sika exports these products all over the world and is leading the field in liquid roof waterproofing.

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Wetherby Building Systems invests in local students

Haydock based Wetherby Building Systems, the leading provider of external wall insulation (EWI) solutions, has teamed up with St Helens College and invested over £2,000 to provide valuable industry training, knowledge and work experience to its students.

With a widely acknowledged skills shortage in the UK construction sector, Wetherby is committed to helping train the next generation of building professionals and equip them with relevant product and industry knowledge to help prepare them for their entrance into the industry.

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UKATA hopes latest asbestos case raises awareness of family threat

The results of an inquest in Cleethorpes have found that a Lincolnshire woman died as a result of exposure to deadly asbestos fibres whilst washing her husband’s work clothes. Following the findings, the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has issued a chilling reminder that improper handling of the ‘silent killer’ could be more than just a serious threat to your own life. 

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Winners of the eighth National Construction Awards revealed

The best of the construction industry was celebrated at the eighth Constructing Excellence National Awards in London last Friday (November 14). 

The Awards, attended by over 450 construction professionals, reward those organisations, and individuals, setting the highest standard of best practice and collaboration in the construction industry. 

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NASC 2014 Annual General Meeting at Midland Hotel

The NASC’s well-attended Annual General Meeting took place at the iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester city centre on Friday 21st November.

In a packed agenda, NASC MD Robin James reported on the recent publication of the new look NASC 2015 Yearbook, the sales success of the organisation’s “good practice guide for tube and fitting,”TG20:13, the publication of new and revised Safety and Technical guidance, Qualifying the Workforce Funding and the recent promotional work of the organisation at 2014 events, such as the Safety & Health Expo at London’s ExCeL and Health & Safety North in Bolton.

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