Blue Circle on-pack promotion scores a winner

Blue Circle Postcrete’s ground breaking on-pack/in-pack promotion, which offered customers the chance to win premier league tickets, has been revealed as Tarmac Cements’ most successful to date. The promotion, which ran for four months proved popular with customers, receiving over 4,000 entries and totalled 13,000 visits to the dedicated landing page.

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Balancing nature with wooden building at Center Parcs Elveden Forest

The choice of building materials for the construction of three new Waterside Lodges at Center Parcs Elveden Forest was a key consideration.

The only material that could meet all the requirements of the structure was Metsä Wood’s light, yet extremely strong Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber).

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Lucideon to Host ‘Routes to Market for Offsite and Modular Construction’ Webinar

Stoke-on-Trent (UK), 04 September 2018 – Lucideon, the international materials development and commercialization organization, is hosting a free-to-attend webinar, ‘Routes to Market for Offsite and Modular Construction’, on Thursday 08 November 2018 at 15:00 UK Time (10:00 EST).

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Armoured vehicle test site gets drainage all clear

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have carried out cleaning and surveying of surface drains serving a new armoured fighting vehicle test facility in South Wales.

They were called in to ensure the drainage system at the facility was in optimum condition with no blockages before it was handed over following its installation.

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Icom Full Duplex LTE Radio System, Nationwide Coverage Over 4G / LTE Mobile Phone Network

Icom’s new LTE/PoC (Push-to-Talk Over Cellular) radio system allows you to communicate with your two-way radio system over a 4G / LTE closed network. Now you can enjoy licence free nationwide coverage for your business without the use of repeaters thus reducing the cost of infrastructure and maintenance cost of a wide area radio network.

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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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