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Ocon wins £6.45m student living scheme in Nottingham

Ocon wins £6.45m student living scheme in Nottingham

21/11/2011: Ocon Construction has won a £6.45 million contract to build a 210-unit student accommodation scheme in Nottingham after working with the developer and the architect to help the scheme obtain planning permission. more »

Dragons’ Deborah and Theo commit to solar industry

21/11/2011: Dragons’ Den investors Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis have today shown their commitment to the distressed British solar sector by signing a deal with Yorkshire-based Ploughcroft Solar. more »

Fire performance of new residential buildings

21/11/2011: NHBC Foundation publication reviews fire safety of non-traditional construction methods more »

Optima launch world’s first glass thickness app

Optima launch world’s first glass thickness app

21/11/2011: Calculating the thickness of glass when on the move is now easy with the world’s first glass thickness app. more »

Polypipe Terrain teams up with BSS to help Merseyside community do it themselves

Polypipe Terrain teams up with BSS to help Merseyside community do it themselves

21/11/2011: Polypipe Terrain and the Liverpool branch of BSS Drainage formed a formidable team when the BBC TV programme DIY SOS issued an urgent call for help more »

Spiral Cellars allow for original design

18/11/2011: An Original Spiral Cellar has been specified as part of a residential project in Buckinghamshire to demolish an existing barn and construct a new gymnasium, TV room and guest accommodation. more »

Isover helps students get active on Passivhaus

Isover helps students get active on Passivhaus

18/11/2011: University students entering Saint-Gobain Isover’s annual Student Architectural Design competition will be able to access a host of online educational materials to improve their understanding of Passivhaus and Multi-Comfort principles. more »

EMS establishes dedicated new build team

EMS establishes dedicated new build team

18/11/2011: The advantage of a new building, whether residential or commercial, is that every measure can be taken to ensure optimal energy efficiency; buildings are insulated and double glazed, solar energy is utilised and efficient lighting is installed. more »

Sika concrete repair system provides loving care to George Loveless House

Sika concrete repair system provides loving care to George Loveless House

18/11/2011: Faced with significant structural damage caused by chloride penetration and the subsequent corrosion of the steel reinforcement, The London Borough of Hamlets needed a proven means of repairing the damage and protecting the steel reinforcement of two of its twelve storey residential buildings. more »

Barratt Homes and Jewson working together in partnership

Barratt Homes and Jewson working together in partnership

18/11/2011: Jewson, supplier of sustainable timber and building materials, is now supplying a wide range of timber and sheet materials for a number of sites for Barratt Homes. more »

Interserve's work in skills' development recognised at PFM awards

18/11/2011: Interserve has won the 'Partners in Skills Development' award for its partnership with Asset Skills and RICS in developing career pathways for its employees, at the Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) Awards 2011. more »

Kebony serves up its latest project - Oslo’s new Onda restaurant

17/11/2011: Norwegian Global Cleantech 100 company, Kebony is delighted to unveil its latest project, Oslo’s new Onda restaurant. more »

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services to begin work at Glasgow Research Centre

17/11/2011: Leading mechanical and electrical contractor, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES), is set to begin a £3.5 million Mechanical & Electrical (M & E) services contract for the new £9 million Beatson Translational Research Centre (TRC) in Glasgow. more »

Pittsburgh Corning joins the ASBP

Pittsburgh Corning joins the ASBP

17/11/2011: Pittsburgh Corning, manufacturer of Foamglas cellular glass insulation, has become one of the founding members of the new Alliance of Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), a cross-sector, not for profit organisation promoting sustainable products. more »

Businesses waste 28 days a year on tenders

17/11/2011: UK companies waste an average of 28 days a year chasing public sector work. The startling figure has been released by Snap-Edition.co.uk, a new tender writing, checking and training service, which launched earlier this year. more »

Sika stands out in Jewson branches

Sika stands out in Jewson branches

17/11/2011: After working closely with Jewson during its development, Sika has rolled out its new product stand across 65 branches, delivering a moveable, portable point of sale stand to help raise customer awareness of the diverse range of Sika products available. more »

Stewart Milne Construction delivers landmark social housing in Aberdeen

Stewart Milne Construction delivers landmark social housing in Aberdeen

17/11/2011: Stewart Milne Construction has completed work on Aberdeen’s first council housing project in over 30 years. more »

Trimble Site Positioning System is Galliford Try’s choice for £300 million Scotswood Project

Trimble Site Positioning System is Galliford Try’s choice for £300 million Scotswood Project

17/11/2011: The North East’s biggest housing led redevelopment initiative has provided the perfect opportunity for PQS Survey to introduce Galliford Try to Trimble Site Positioning Systems more »

Saint-Gobain and BRE Victorian terrace project highlights skills challenge

Saint-Gobain and BRE Victorian terrace project highlights skills challenge

16/11/2011: Saint-Gobain has called for traditional installation techniques to be significantly improved when refurbishing buildings, following research and testing conducted at the Victorian Terrace, the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE’s) £4.5-million flagship refurbishment project. more »

Builders swap rigger boots for football boots in Leeds

Builders swap rigger boots for football boots in Leeds

16/11/2011: Local builders from Wates Construction will swap their usual attire for a sportier look this Friday 11th November to take part in a charity football match to raise money for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. more »

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