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Vinci and St Modwen sign £2bn deal for Covent Garden Ι Construction Enquirer

Vinci and St Modwen sign £2bn deal for Covent Garden Ι Construction Enquirer | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
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The multi-phase scheme will include development of 550,000 sq ft of modern facilities to house the 200 businesses that make up the UK’s largest fruit, vegetable and flower market.

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Will we be saying goodbye to one of london's iconic areas?

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More Green Belt being lost without tackling housing crisis - #Construction

More Green Belt being lost without tackling housing crisis - #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has revealed a significant increase in houses planned for the Green Belt, and yet most of these houses will be unaffordable to those who need them.
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Three Hospitals Fail Cladding Fire Safety Tests   #Construction

Three Hospitals Fail Cladding Fire Safety Tests   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Buildings are being stripped of cladding at three hospitals in England after failing fire safety checks.
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Police to quiz 60 construction companies over #Grenfell fire

Police to quiz 60 construction companies over #Grenfell fire | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A team of 250 detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower tragedy will be looking to question at least 60 firms involved in the building’s refurbishment programme.
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B&K to change cladding midway into #Lincoln Uni job   - #Construction

B&K to change cladding midway into #Lincoln Uni job   - #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The tallest was understood to be in the process of being fitted with at risk cladding.

Now the contractor is stripping the cladding to replace it with a new safety-approved material before any students move in.
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Meet the man who has to build 1 million homes in two and a half years  #Construction

Meet the man who has to build 1 million homes in two and a half years  #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Responsibility for housing has now changed hands six times since 2010. So can the latest person tasked with the job, Alok Sharma, pull off the trick of getting enough homes built?
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The Vocational College Joins CORGI Fenestration - Corgi Fenestration

The Vocational College Joins CORGI Fenestration - Corgi Fenestration | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
CORGI Fenestration is delighted to announce that The Vocational College (TVC) is the first assessment centre to become registered as a CORGI Fenestration audit centre. The Vocational College completed the first successful pilot registration process for training colleges and assessment centres. This lays the foundation for all further colleges and centres wanting to register with … Continue reading The Vocational College Joins CORGI Fenestration
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#Construction Site Safety Inspections down by 14%   

#Construction Site Safety Inspections down by 14%    | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The number of visits made by Health & Safety Executive inspectors to construction sites in Great Britain has fallen by 14% in 12 months.
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Five more Edinburgh Schools found with building defect

Five more Edinburgh Schools found with building defect | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Five more Edinburgh schools have been found to have building defects after inspections ordered in the wake of a serious wall collapse at Oxgangs Primary in the city.
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Two Killed in Crane Collapse on Seddon #Crewe Construction Site #Construction

Two Killed in Crane Collapse on Seddon #Crewe Construction Site    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Two men have been killed after a crane collapsed on a Seddon site in Crewe on Wednesday afternoon.
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Government Directs that All ACM Cladding to Undergo Tests  #HSE #GrenfellTower

Government Directs that All ACM Cladding to Undergo Tests  #HSE #GrenfellTower | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The government has directed local authorities and social housing landlords to run tests on any cladding on their tower blocks that has a composite core.
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Experts focus on rapid fire spread up exterior clad columns    #Construction #HSE

Experts focus on rapid fire spread up exterior clad columns    #Construction #HSE | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Cladding used on Grenfell Tower, which has been widely blamed for spreading the blaze, is banned for use over 18m in Britain, Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed this weekend.
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#Construction Industry First Quarter Up but April output drops

#Construction Industry First Quarter Up but April output drops | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Construction industry new orders in Great Britain rose by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2017, rebounding after two consecutive quarters of decline.
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Strange World- Russia Bans Jehovah's Witnesses, but President Putin Gives Parenting Award to Jehovah’s Witness Family

Strange World- Russia Bans Jehovah's Witnesses, but President Putin Gives Parenting Award to Jehovah’s Witness Family | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
During a ceremony at the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin awarded the Order of ‘Parental Glory’ to Valeriy and Tatiana Novik, Jehovah’s Witnesses from Karelia.
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Fenestration News, emailed bulletin for industry news & jobs

Fenestration News, emailed bulletin for industry news & jobs | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The Fenestration News Bulletin this week will be sent to more than 14,000 recipients in just over 9,000 organisations aligned to the Window Industry.
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#Construction Site Manager Jailed for Manslaughter. The "...death could easily have been avoided."

#Construction Site Manager Jailed for Manslaughter. The "...death could easily have been avoided." | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Two men have been sentenced to a total of five years following the death of a father-of-five at a Northamptonshire building site.
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Former Bricklayer Jailed for £1.5m Tax Scam   #Construction

Former Bricklayer Jailed for £1.5m Tax Scam   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
An Essex tax adviser who instructed his construction clients on how to fraudulently claim £1.5m in tax repayments has been jailed for five years.
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#Staffordshire Builder Jailed for Rogue Trading

#Staffordshire Builder Jailed for Rogue Trading | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A Staffordshire builder who took cash in advance for unfinished construction work has been sent to prison for two years.
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Wonka-Style Multi-directional Elevator is Finally a Reality

Wonka-Style Multi-directional Elevator is Finally a Reality | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
This cable-free, Willy Wonka-style concept, can move multiple cars vertically and horizontally in a single shaft using a magnet-based drive system similar to that of Maglev train technology. (Credit: ThyssenKrupp)
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Very Sad - Crewe Crane Collapse Victim was Teenager on first job 

Very Sad - Crewe Crane Collapse Victim was Teenager on first job  | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The two victims of a tower crane collapse in Crewe on Wednesday have been named by police.
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Flammable cladding removed in #Manchester

Flammable cladding removed in #Manchester | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) working with the Greater Manchester Fire service is taking down flammable cladding from its Village 135 development.
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Berkeley cleared to fast-track scheme for #GrenfellTower survivors

Berkeley cleared to fast-track scheme for #GrenfellTower survivors | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Berkeley Group has been given cash from the Government to speed up a housing scheme to house survivors of the Grenfell tower fire in West London.
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Scientists say Antimicrobial Soaps are Harmful and Don't Work    #Health

Scientists say Antimicrobial Soaps are Harmful and Don't Work    #Health | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
If the label on your hand soap proudly boasts that it kills 99 percent of germs, it might be time to stop using it. According to a consensus statement signed by over 200 scientists and medical professionals, there's no evidence that so-called antimicrobial chemicals actually do anything to prevent illness – and worse, they might be actively harming your health and the environment.
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Worker trapped between roof and work platform. Firm Fined £130,000 plus costs.   #Construction #HSE

Worker trapped between roof and work platform. Firm Fined £130,000 plus costs.   #Construction #HSE | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
North East based contractor Pyeroy Ltd has been fined £130,000 due to failings in their work at height rescue planning.
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Grenfell Tower fire probe Focuses on Cladding 

Grenfell Tower fire probe Focuses on Cladding  | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Fire investigators will focus today on how the Grenfell tower blaze spread so rapidly jumping up the exterior of the building from the fourth floor to top in just 15 minutes.
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Housing Minister loses seat in hung Parliament  #Construction

Housing Minister loses seat in hung Parliament  #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Housing minister Gavin Barwell lost his seat last night as the election returned a hung Parliament.
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