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Last few days to apply for the NCE Techfest Accelerator!

Last few days to apply for the NCE Techfest Accelerator!   Enter with just 500 words! The TechFest Accelerator offers a unique platform for small firms to pitch their innovative solutions to the industry. We want to hear from small companies with big ideas who can change the industry for the better. This year, we…

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Government Orders Power System Disruption Review

The Governments Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C) has been commissioned to undertake a review of the power system disruption after last Friday’s outages.   On Friday 9 August 2019 a power disruption resulted from the operation of Low Frequency Demand Disconnection relays on the Great Britain power system at about 4.54 pm. It impacted hundreds…

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Kier team helps secure dam at Whaley Bridge

Residents at Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire have been able to return to their homes after a major flooding disaster was narrowly averted. Employees from Kier were quickly deployed to the Derbyshire village to activate an emergency drawdown plan at Toddbrook Reservoir on behalf of the Canal & River Trust, when the wall of the reservoir…

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Gatwick sets out £1.1bn five-year investment plan

Capital Investment Programme 2019 to 2024 Gatwick will invest £1.11 billion over the next five years, with £274 million planned for 2019/20 alone. The single biggest project to be delivered within the next five years is the extension to the North Terminal departure gate rooms. They will be building eight new gate rooms, as well as…

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This is Change Transforming Industry

This is change is designed to be a “Ted Talk” for construction by the UK BIM alliance. The event on 25th September in Manchester will show off and celebrate what is great about the industry whilst shining a spotlight on those areas we need to change.  More details click here.

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ISCF Transforming Construction CR&D & Demonstrators Round 2

There was a Overview Webinar: ISCF Transforming Construction CR&D & Demonstrators Round 2 held on Tuesday 6th  You can view the recording from the Webinar online here:https://vimeo.com/352500962   Regional Events: It is expected interest in attending these events to be very high but spaces will be limited, therefore we ask you to register your interest in attending at…

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The Construction Innovation Hub is running an ‘Open Call’

The Construction Innovation Hub is running an ‘Open Call’ designed to engage and encourage businesses and stakeholders, both from within and outside the construction industry, to get involved in the largest ever Government-backed R&D programme in the sector.   Construction Innovation Hub Platform Design Programme Applications open: 29 August 2019 Applications close: 31 October 2019…

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Evaluating the Performance of Private Financing and Traditional Procurement

National Infrastructure Commission has published a report “Evaluating the Performance of Private Financing and Traditional Procurement”.  Working with i3P member Highways England the report is a useful insight into procurement models.   click to download The introduction to the report states: Using different procurement models where they are best suited should ensure that government can…

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Government pledges £150m to deliver vital upgrades at Gatwick Airport station

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a £150m scheme to upgrade Gatwick Airport station, claiming that tens of millions of rail passengers travelling to and from Gatwick will benefit from improved accessibility and swifter journeys. The DfT says the planned renovation will reduce train delays caused by platform overcrowding and congestion, while also improving…

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