The heat is on and the spotlight is on construction

The Met office issues an Amber weather warning and tells Britons to “stay out of the sun”.

As temperatures reach near record highs of 33.3C, and are predicted to rise further, it is important that the risks to the health of construction workers associated with hot weather are assessed and controlled by employers and those managing construction projects.

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To work efficiently and safely boiler systems need to maintain a consistent pressure and this pressure needs to be maintained at a safe level to protect users and systems.

To that end, during installation, engineers can choose to specify three separate components (air vent, gauge and safety release valve) to achieve this or, they can choose a combined product which will deliver consistent and efficient performance.

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Armstrong Ceilings announces winner of “New beginnings” competition

A community project in West Yorkshire wins the prize – a new Dune eVo ceiling.

Some two months after launching its #eVoNewBeginnings competition to donate a new ceiling to a voluntary or charitable organisation, Armstrong Ceilings is helping residents of one West Yorkshire town to scratch a seven-year itch.

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CRL glass and glazing systems make Build Show debut

C. R. Laurence (CRL) will exhibit its leading range of glass doors and shower doors, architectural systems, and glass processing tools and accessories for the first time at the Build Show, as part of UK Construction Week 2018.

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New NSPCC training launched to help builders keep children safe from abuse

Building firms across the UK are being urged to sign up to innovative new NSPCC training to help their employees’ spot children at risk of abuse and neglect.

The charity’s ‘It’s Your Call’ training (shown here on this short film) is designed to give builders whose job involves visiting people’s homes, the knowledge and confidence to recognise possible signs of child abuse.

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Project Collaboration Made Easy

There are many aspects of construction that need managing – Procurement, H&S, Assets, Training, Document Control, Logistics, Scheduling, Quality, Finances, BIM Compliance. And although these areas are all connected, businesses often use different systems to manage each, wasting time, complicating processes and not sharing data efficiently.

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Geoffrey Makstutis is Subject Lead in Construction for Pearson Higher Education Qualifications

The sector needs to work harder to cultivate the next generation of construction talent.

Geoffrey Makstutis is the Subject Lead for Higher Nationals in Construction for Pearson’s Higher Education Qualifications team

The UK construction industry is at a crossroads. At the very moment where the housing crisis and need for new infrastructure demand that we unleash a supply of skilled construction workers, the pool looks set to run worryingly dry in the decades ahead.

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Quick Tips for an Eco-friendly House Build

Building a sustainable house may be easier than you think. As well as having a positive impact on the environment, there are a number of other benefits to building an eco-friendly home including lower fuel bills and creating a healthier living space. If you’re looking to build your own eco-friendly home, consider some of these top tips by Chris Duckworth, MD of SIP Build UK.

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How to Use New Skills for Modular Construction Excellence

Modular construction has become increasingly popular over the years: constructed off-site, the building is conducted under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials as conventionally built facilities, but can be completed in half the time.

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Are parents micro-managing Millennials?

The influence of parents on graduates’ early career decisions

  • Survey shows 45% of parents have encouraged a child to follow a specific academic path
  • Almost half (49%) of parents have advised their child to accept or decline a job offer
  • Parents believe that the opportunity to ‘climb the career ladder’ is one of the most important factors when choosing a job
  • Surprisingly, salary ranked one of the lowest priorities when accepting a graduate job offer.

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