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UKGBC seeks feedback from stakeholders interested in delivering a net zero built environment

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a consultation inviting industry feedback on the Whole Life Carbon Roadmap draft proposals, which aim to provide a common vision and agreed actions for achieving net zero carbon in the construction, operation and ...

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New guide launched to help SMEs adapt to a Net Zero future

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and sister organisation, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) have launched a new Net Zero guide targeted at SMEs working in the built environment . Aimed at small and medium sized members of both ...

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ROCKWOOL unveils Interactive City for easier specification and product visualisation

The virtual 3D cityscape aims to inspire design, save time and lead to faster decision making ROCKWOOL has further enhanced its range of resources for specifiers, contractors and building owners with the launch of the ROCKWOOL Interactive City, a 3D ...

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Pagabo issues PIN for new civils and infrastructure framework

National procurement organisation, Pagabo, has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for its newest framework designed for civils and infrastructure projects within the built environment. The framework will run for four years, with the option to extend to a further ...

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Cori-Seal Systems highlights the hidden fire safety dangers within schools and commercial buildings

Cori-Seal® is an innovative new solution for missing smoke stoppers within existing schools and buildings that have trapezoidal perforated decks or beams within its structure. Due to recent growing concern regarding fire safety within the built environment, Cori-Seal® Systems Ltd ...

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Driving change for a safer future

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has launched an industry-wide consultation into a new proposed Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), to gather the views on the Code before it is formally launched later this year. The new Code addresses the ...

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Legionella: Risks during and after lockdown

Many workplaces have laid dormant for weeks as the Coronavirus has taken hold of the country. This has introduced new challenges, such as the management of legionella Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia, which can cause serious respiratory illness ...

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Topscan rebrands to Sircle

Topscan, a leading multi-disciplined surveyor of the built environment, has rebranded to become Sircle. The new name is built on 30 years’ experience providing the facilities management sector, with a wide range of surveys including Land, Building & MEP Surveys, ...

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Dinner date

Sebastian Gray, Director at energy management consultancy 2EA and incoming Chair of the Rumford Club explains the benefits for those working within the built environment and engineering services sector of joining the social dining and debate club For professionals working ...

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Technical review of Approved Document B (Fire Safety)

By Conor Logan, Technical Director of Colt UK, Smoke and Climate Control Division. On the 2nd April, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced ambitious steps, initiated by the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, to further reform the building safety ...

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