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Scottish draft budget includes £150m construction boost

altAround £150 million of packages have been unveiled in Scotland's draft budget for 2013-2014 which should provide a boost to the construction sector.

The country's finance secretary John Swinney presented the ideas to the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh and said that the idea was to support the industry and "inject growth into the economy".

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Nexans shows its anti-theft cable solutions

altNexans is showing its new anti-theft cable solutions at InnoTrans, which opened yesterday in Berlin; the solution promises to help network operators reduce the high volume of copper cables theft along their railway networks

Nexans, an expert in the cable industry, is launching its new anti-theft cable solutions at InnoTrans, which opened yesterday in Berlin. The solution promises to help network operators reduce the high volume of copper cables theft along their railway networks.

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Construction Security Bristol

altA number of major house builders have been using wireless video alarms in South of the UK to protect their assets and stop metal theft. The driving force has been to deliver enhanced security and health and safety, whilst cutting costs on current methods. The unique pallet cam was installed by ACE Defence Security. www.acedefencesecurity.com

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Don’t allow your site to fall victim to crime over the festive season!

 

altWe know that security and safety is important at all times, but at Christmas, that month when the entire country seems to go mad, it is even more imperative to ensure your site doesn't fall victim to crime. With the recession biting hard, opportunistic crime is on the increase and, during the 'silly season' even more so. Remember, it needn't cost the earth to effectively secure your site and ensure that your project doesn't come to a grinding halt due to theft!
CCSec's 6-step guide helps you plan ahead.

Step 1. Start early – It's never too early to start thinking about security and how to protect the assets of the construction site. The layout is important, i.e. do not store valuable materials close to main gates or the perimeter of the site where they can be easily got at by a hiab lorry! Identify the weak areas of the perimeter and strengthen those vulnerable areas. Always include a nominal amount in your prelims for security systems; a few hundred pounds per week would not be too far off!

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Destroyed coastal habitats produce significant amounts of greenhouse gas

altDestruction of coastal habitats may release as much as one billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, ten times higher than previously reported, according to a new Duke led study.

Published online this week in PLOS ONE, the analysis provides the most comprehensive estimate of global carbon emissions from the loss of these coastal habitats to date: 0.15 to 1.2 billion tons.

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