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The Green Deal: consumers beware nasty surprises

The Green Deal: consumers beware nasty surprises | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The Green Deal is littered with caveats and controls that might deter potential consumers – but with a bit of awareness they should be able to avoid most pitfalls
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Crest Nicholson shareholders revolt over directors pay.   #Construction

Crest Nicholson shareholders revolt over directors pay.   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Crest Nicholson’s chief executive, Stephen Stone, is set to pocket almost £812,000 in share bonus on top of a salary of £541,158, while chief operating officer Patrick Bergin is set to net £562,500, in addition to pay of £375,000.
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Construction Cartel Whistleblowers Offered £100k Reward

Construction Cartel Whistleblowers Offered £100k Reward | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Whistleblowers are being offered rewards of up to £100,000 if they expose illegal collusion among construction suppliers.
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MPs Split over Parliament Refurbishment Plan    #Construction

MPs Split over Parliament Refurbishment Plan    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The House of Commons Treasury committee says that there should be no decision taken on the proposed refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster until it has completed its own inquiry.
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£7Bn of Midlands Engine opportunities for international investors    #Construction

£7Bn of Midlands Engine opportunities for international investors    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The government has launched a portfolio of 19 projects at its first MIPIM pavilion, showing its commitment to the Midlands Engine, including £7Bn of opportunities over international investors.

The portfolio includes some of the most exciting investment opportunities across the Midlands region, including major infrastructure, regeneration and business development projects, which were showcased at the largest property trade show, attended by over 5,000 investors from over 90 countries.
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Builder killed in North London site explosion    #Construction

Builder killed in North London site explosion    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A man has died following an explosion on a construction site in Highgate, North London on Thursday.
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Safer hard hats use car bumper technology   #Construction 

Safer hard hats use car bumper technology   #Construction  | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Military technology used in the car industry is being used to make a next generation tougher hard hat that offers better head protection. 
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Concrete block crushed worker’s leg

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A concrete block producer has been fined £300,000 after an employee had to have a leg amputated.
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Breedon profits up 50% in its biggest year to date.    #Construction #UK

Breedon profits up 50% in its biggest year to date.    #Construction #UK | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Aggregates supplier Breedon Group has reported a 50% leap in profits in 2016, a transformational year that saw it take over Hope Construction Materials.
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UK manufacturers enjoy post-Brexit surge in orders

UK manufacturers enjoy post-Brexit surge in orders | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Britain’s factories are growing at their fastest pace in more than three years, helped by the fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote and a recovery in core markets in Europe, a survey showed on Monday (6 March).
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Paper waste may find new life in plastics

Paper waste may find new life in plastics | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
As part of the European Union's Reffibre project, researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland performed lab tests which indicated that the ash and sludge could replace up to 50 percent of polypropylene in injection-molded or extruded plastic composites.
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"Skills gulf" means Britain will need to recruit one worker every 77 seconds to meet #construction needs 

"Skills gulf" means Britain will need to recruit one worker every 77 seconds to meet #construction needs  | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
James Bryce, Arcadis director of workforce planning, said: 'What we have is not a skills gap; it is a skills gulf. Construction employment is already down 15 percent on 2008 and, quite simply, if we don’t have the right people to build the homes and infrastructure we need, the UK is going to struggle to maintain its competitive position in the global economy.
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Platform collapses as 4 workers move air vent. Company Fined £450,000 Plus £1038 Costs.  #HSE #Construction

Platform collapses as 4 workers move air vent. Company Fined £450,000 Plus £1038 Costs.  #HSE #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
LSDM of Fourth Way, Wembley pleaded guilty to safety breaches and was fined £450,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1038.
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TRL and Qatar launch Building Blocks made from Cooking Oil    #Construction

TRL and Qatar launch Building Blocks made from Cooking Oil    #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
TRL has teamed up with the Qatar government to launch the 'VegeBlock', which is made from recycled cooking oil and said to have similar properties to low-strength concrete.
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#Construction Site Manager Guilty of Manslaughter after Passer-by Killed when 3 Window Frames Toppled onto Her 

#Construction Site Manager Guilty of Manslaughter after Passer-by Killed when 3 Window Frames Toppled onto Her  | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Lawyer Amanda Telfer, 43, was crushed to death when three unsecured window frames, weighing 655kg, toppled over as she walked along the pavement past a construction site in London’s Hanover Square. The incident happened on 30th August 2012.
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Company fined £700,000 for MEWP Death Fall   #Construction

Company fined £700,000 for MEWP Death Fall   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited has been fined £700,000 after a self-employed contractor fell from a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) and later died from his injuries.
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Mabey launches world’s first plastic modular bridge    #construction

Mabey launches world’s first plastic modular bridge    #construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The world’s first modular glass-fibre reinforced plastic bridge has been installed over a railway line in Oxford.
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Surveyors Warn of Workforce Brexodus while Government considers ballet dancers more essential than #Construction Professionals  #Brexit

Surveyors Warn of Workforce Brexodus while Government considers ballet dancers more essential than #Construction Professionals  #Brexit | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Surveyors, the numbers people of the construction industry, have calculated that nearly 200,000 workers could be lost if the UK chooses not to retain the rights of EU citizens after Brexit.
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Massive plans for Liverpool and Birmingham at MIPIM.   #Construction

Massive plans for Liverpool and Birmingham at MIPIM.   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Major new development plans for Liverpool and Birmingham were unveiled on the first day of the MIPIM property show in Cannes today.
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Mayor green lights two refused #London housing schemes #Construction

Mayor green lights two refused #London housing schemes #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
London mayor Sadiq Khan  has approve two major housing projects previously refused planning by local borough councils.
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Worker crushed under pipe on Aberdeen Bypass site  #Construction

Worker crushed under pipe on Aberdeen Bypass site  #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A construction worker on the new Aberdeen bypass site was seriously injured in an accident on Monday.
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Carillon to unveil wave of voluntary layoffs #Construction

Carillon to unveil wave of voluntary layoffs #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
The £5bn turnover contractor called for volunteers at the start of the year as part of a £50m cost-saving plan for 2017.
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Interserve suffers £94m loss   #Construction

Interserve suffers £94m loss   #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Interserve was plunged into a £94m loss last year after making a £160m provision for exiting its waste business and troubled contracts.
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Five Jailed for running Skills Card “Forgery Factory”  #Construction

Five Jailed for running Skills Card “Forgery Factory”  #Construction | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
A raid by immigration officers in east London discovered a bedroom converted into a fully-equipped factory manufacturing British, European and Indian documents.
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Disney Research turns a whole room into a wireless charger  #Science

Disney Research turns a whole room into a wireless charger  #Science | Glazing Architecture Construction | Scoop.it
Disney Research has demonstrated a new method for wireless power transmission that induces electrical currents in an enclosed metallic structure and could charge your devices automatically the moment you walk into a room, making electrical cords and charging cradles a thing of the past.​
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