World’s Longest 3-Tower Cable Bridge to Open in Scotland
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The Queensferry Crossing new bridge has been under construction now for four years, and has cost more than £1.4 billion. Where does it stand? The Engineering They tell us it will all be finished within the year. The three massive concrete and steel towers that will hold it all up are in place, the decks […]

Spring Has Sprung: Innovative Green Architecture in the UK
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It’s Easter, and frankly We’ve felt spring in the air since February! What better way to celebrate the green coming back to the UK than by celebrating some of the green that we could be building soon? These are some of the most innovative and dramatic green architectural projects and concepts in the UK, and […]

The London Underground Endorses CSCS Cards with System Wide Requirements
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In January 2011, Tottenham Court Road became the first London Underground station to require all of its contractors and maintenance staff to carry CSCS Cards. Seven months on, London Underground is rolling out the requirement across all of its stations and properties. Having tested the efficiency of the CSCS Smart Cards system at Tottenham Court […]

Team Effort — Employers and Employees Working Together
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Most of the legislation and regulations on health and safety is aimed at the employer who has an obligation to create a safe working environment for all employees. However, this won’t be totally successful without the full co-operation of all employees and so it’s important that everyone works together as a team. Safety Obligations As […]

BIM to Bring CSCS Style Standardisation to Government Building Projects
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Towards the end of last year, Paul Morrell gave the first indications that the Government would be requiring the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) in tenders for future public building projects. These indications have been confirmed recently with Morrell’s statements at the London KBB conference in May, in which he described plans to only […]