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First £1million Contract Service Connections

A North East utility infrastructure business has secured its first £1million contract. The work, on a major mixed use town centre regeneration project for Yorkshire based Dransfield Properties, comes at a time in which Services Connections Ltd. is experiencing unprecedented growth. It will see the Northumberland based company project manage and deliver the gas, water,

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More Women Join Construction Industry Last 12 Months

A new poll conducted by a leading business insurance website has discovered that over three quarters of employers within the construction sector have witnessed an increase in the number of women working in traditionally male jobs within the past twelve months. Furthermore, ‘earning potential’ and ‘apprenticeship opportunities’ emerged as the most popular reasons why the

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Light End Tunnel After Corecut Complete Work Glasgows Queen Street Upgrade

Scottish concrete contractor Corecut has completed key infrastructural work on the £60 million Glasgow Queen Street Station tunnel upgrade. Having been awarded the track-slab replacement contract for the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), Story Contracting chose the drilling specialist to lead the removal of 10,000 tonnes of existing concrete slabs as the station’s tunnel

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ISG Lands King’S College London Scheme

http://www.bgs.ac.uk British Geological Survey Kingsley Dunham Centre Keyworth Nottingham, The British Geological Survey (BGS), formed in 1835, is the world’s oldest geological survey. http://www.bfl.uk.com Beresford Flooring Ltd New House Farm, Belper Road Bradley Ashbourne, Beresford Flooring Ltd, the safety airbag specialists have launched the Massolutions range, a series of groundbreaking new products to revolutionise working

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Mabey Hire Launches Q Kap And Trench Sheet Extractor

Mabey Hire has worked in conjunction with two of its customers to launch two new products which increase site health and safety, improve project productivity and reduce man hours. Q-Kap, which has already been short-listed for an award, was developed and launched into the construction market in conjunction with Kitchin Plant Hire. The second product,

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The Retrofit Challenge

Glen Irwin, MEP & sustainability manager at Stepnell looks at the factors influencing the lack of progress in the retrofit industry Any building professionals who have the basic ability to do a few ‘back of an envelope’ calculations will have worked out where the vast majority of carbon emissions emanate from in buildings: the existing

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What’s The Most Eco-Friendly Insulation?

The main aim of insulating your home is to reduce home heating bills and the amount of fuel you need to stay warm and comfortable all year round. So in a way, all insulation is an eco-friendly option, but there is a new wave of materials that not only prevent heat lose but are also

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Bringing brownfield back to life

As pressure mounts to achieve the government’s housebuilding objectives, the effective regeneration of brownfield land is becoming increasingly important. Builder & Engineer takes a look at the challenges of regenerating contaminated land THE Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) recently analysed figures from 53 councils in the government’s brownfield register pilot scheme and found that

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Brandon Lewis Calls Youngsters Build Career Construction

The Housing Minister has called on young people to consider a construction career as he welcomed the first apprentices to a brickwork academy. ]Lewis said the sector was booming again thanks to efforts to get the country building and this represented a “great opportunity to carve out a successful and well-paid career.” The housebuilding industry

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Business In Motion

Meeting the government’s 2016 target for BIM adoption will require a culture change, says Tony Ryan – and one sector needs to lead the way Hindsight is a marvellous thing. It is all too easy for us to sit here today and judge the businesses that failed to grasp the significance of the online revolution

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Construction Firms Prosecuted Appalling Building Site

Two construction companies have been fined for “appalling” standards at a building site in the London Borough of Merton. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted principal contractor, Kubik Homes Ltd, and the subcontractor, Bellway Developments Ltd after visiting the site in Wimbledon on several occasions. Kubik Homes Ltd, of High Street, Wimbledon, pleaded guilty

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Victoria Station Track Structural Protection

Water ingress can be a significant risk factor for underground cable installations but innovative DOYMA technology from Germany can be used to address that risk. At Victoria Underground Station, where Transport for London is investing in a significant upgrade programme, the electrical installation includes connecting a new build ‘North Ticket Hall’ to the existing South

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Bre And Loughborough University Build Dementia Friendly Test Home

Construction of a new ‘dementia-friendly’ home aimed at learning how better to support those living with the condition will begin on the BRE Innovation Park this Autumn. The 100sqm Victorian house will be adapted to cater for different types, and stages, of the debilitating illness, and is aimed at allowing sufferers to live independently by

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Bim Is More Than Just Design

Building Information Modelling (BIM), says Neville Glanville, should not be just about 3D data but about ensuring that every organisation has rapid access to the in-depth information required to drive effective cooperation and collaboration at every stage of the design, build, and operate lifecycle The government’s commitment to Building Information Modelling (BIM) is about driving

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Construction starts on 2012 Basketball Arena

Construction has started on the Basketball Arena as Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport in Scotland, visited the Olympic Park with the Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), John Armitt.The Basketball Arena will play a key role during the Olympic Games, with 12,000 seats for the Basketball preliminaries and quarter-finals, as

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Ramboll Complete Redevelopment Historic Lighthouse Building

Ramboll has completed the redevelopment of the Lighthouse building in Kings Cross. The final elements of construction work marked the end of a renovation project on the historic seminal building in London, which now boasts an additional storey and a mezzanine level. Situated adjacent to Kings Cross Station the iconic Grade II listed building, which

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