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Sat July 30 2016

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Construction Features

Special Feature: PPE on parade

Personal protective equipment is often taken for granted, but it’s essential on site. Here’s a selection of some of recent innovations

Special Feature: Plant Hire

What does the BBC's Crane Gang tell us about the crane hire industry? Recovery sparks a spending spree

Special Feature: Scaffolding & Access

Deja va continues with news that SGB, the UK's most recognisable scaffolding brand is making a comback after an absence of more than five years.

Special Features: Earthmoving

Reborn Hewlett Construction revives stalled Corby scheme Joint venture tackles Sussex coastal realignment

Special Feature: Health & Safety

Interview with Heather Bryant & we look at Cutting the Red Tape ...

Special Feature: Training

Simulator training takes off-site. Industry training initiative gather pace.

Special Feature: Sustainability

Putting green policies in writing.

Special Feature: Road Construction

The latest equipment and techniques for laying pavements and building highways

Special Feature: Commercial Building

Does timber have a role in high rise construction? Plus, a case study in building offsite: Emma Crates reports

Special Feature: Utilities & Streetworks

From concrete approaches in the water sector to tench reinstatement: David Taylor reports

Special Feature: Quarrying & Aggregates

From planning to processing, a look at what’s going on in the world of quarrying & aggregates

Special Feature: Cladding

We take a look at the health of the cladding sector and report on a few recent projects

Special Feature: Concrete

From Crossrail to penguin pools, an overview of projects demonstrating the diversity of concrete. And we looking at developments among major suppliers.

Special feature: Demolition

An overview of topical issues in demolition. Features include: Demolition of the Bournemouth Imax, pre-demolition audits and the latest plant developments.

Special feature: Access & Scaffolding

Developments in access equipment and best practice

Special Feature: Earthmoving

CA Blackwell's innovation at Carraig Gheal wind farm and GPS machine control technology

Special Feature: Plant hire

The significance of telematics to the plant hire sector & an update on the latest reforms of the Construction Plant Competency Scheme