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July 19, 2017

Graham, Kier and Willmott Dixon join University of Manchester framework

The University of Manchester has selected 17 more contractors as framework partners to undertake smaller contracts on its £1bn campus masterplan. Above: University of Manchester campus The university’s estates department has a 10-year plan for the campus, one of the largest in the higher education sector. Last year it selected

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Incentive wins £2m deal at Angel Central Shopping Centre

26 July 2016 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal Incentive FM has been awarded a £2 million, three-year contract to provide security and cleaning at Angel Central Shopping Centre in Islington, London.   Under the conditions of the agreement, which was awarded by property company CBRE, Incentive FM will be responsible for

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Bsria comments on country’s A Level results

Skilled engineering graduates are essential to Bsria and the industry workforce of tomorrow. The construction sector’s demand for suitable skilled workers is paramount. However, it’s clear A Levels, TechBacc programmes and apprenticeships are all vital.   Julia Evans, chief executive, Bsria, said: “Bsria is encouraged that there has

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Landlord sentenced for gas safety failings

London-based landlord, Duran Akbulut, was given an eight week suspended sentence for gas safety failings. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Duran Akbulut had failed to have a gas boiler checked for safety by a suitably qualified engineer and obtain the necessary safety certificate from the Gas Safe Register. The boiler

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NEW SENIOR APPOINTMENT SUPPORTS SOUTH EAST GROWTH FOR MIDAS

The Midas Group has announced a significant new appointment to its senior management team to continue the company’s expansion in the South East of England. Peter Whitmore has joined Midas, one of the largest independent construction companies in the UK, in the role of Divisional Director for the Southern region.

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July 19, 2017

Graham, Kier and Willmott Dixon join University of Manchester framework

The University of Manchester has selected 17 more contractors as framework partners to undertake smaller contracts on its £1bn campus masterplan. Above: University of Manchester campus The university’s estates department has a 10-year plan for the campus, one of the largest in the higher education sector. Last year it selected Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine as its framework partners for major contracts worth more than £10m. It has now selected contractors for works below £10m in value, divided into four lots by project size as set out below.   LOT 1£1 to £199,999 Helena Partnerships (trading as Torus 62 Commercial Services) J Greenwood (Builders) Ltd MBC Building Contractor NW Ltd SPE Contracts Ltd (trading as The Parr Group) Spie LOT 2£200,000 to £999,999 City Build Manchester Ltd F Parkinson Ltd Kaberry Construction Ltd Manchester & Cheshire Construction Co Ltd Warden Construction LOT 3£1,000,000 to £3,999,999 Herbert T Forrest John Turner Construction Group Keepmoat Regeneration Seddon Construction Ltd LOT 4£4,000,000 to £9,999,999 John Graham Construction Ltd Kier Construction  Ltd Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd       This article was published on 14 Oct 2016 (last updated on 14 Oct 2016). Source link

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Incentive wins £2m deal at Angel Central Shopping Centre

26 July 2016 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal Incentive FM has been awarded a £2 million, three-year contract to provide security and cleaning at Angel Central Shopping Centre in Islington, London.   Under the conditions of the agreement, which was awarded by property company CBRE, Incentive FM will be responsible for all cleaning and security at the 150,000 square foot open-air shopping centre, which also has a late-night music venue and a number of restaurants.   A team of six cleaners will operate seven days a week from 5am-11pm to deliver cleaning services and the 12-strong security team will operate 24/7 providing manned guarding and management of the security control room. Key security challenges include the fact that this is an open scheme centre with three different entrances on Liverpool Road, Upper Street and Park Street and the O2 Academy attracts a late-night crowd. Source link

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Bsria comments on country’s A Level results

Skilled engineering graduates are essential to Bsria and the industry workforce of tomorrow. The construction sector’s demand for suitable skilled workers is paramount. However, it’s clear A Levels, TechBacc programmes and apprenticeships are all vital.   Julia Evans, chief executive, Bsria, said: “Bsria is encouraged that there has been an increase in students taking maths over arts subjects. Learning the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects forms the building blocks of a career in engineering and construction. Lose this and you lose the very foundation of this discipline. Our economy relies on students progressing to engineering. Bsria acknowledges the hard work and achievement of those receiving their A Level and AS Level results and congratulates all students for their grades. All of which is good news for the science subjects and the future of engineering. It was especially encouraging to see applications to study chemical engineering at university have increased this year – applications to study this at the University of Bath shot up by 50% this year – with computer science courses also high in demand. A record number of students have got into university overall too which is excellent news.”      Source link

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Landlord sentenced for gas safety failings

London-based landlord, Duran Akbulut, was given an eight week suspended sentence for gas safety failings. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Duran Akbulut had failed to have a gas boiler checked for safety by a suitably qualified engineer and obtain the necessary safety certificate from the Gas Safe Register. The boiler was in a property that was being let out to a tenant who raised concerns about a carbon monoxide leak and the National Grid switched off the gas supply. The tenant made a complaint to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Duran Akbulut of Kingshill Avenue, Kenton, London, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 36(3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 and was given an eight week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, was ordered to pay £80 victim surcharge and contribute £300 in costs to HSE. HSE inspector, Neil Fry said: “It is the duty of landlords to ensure gas safety checks are carried out to protect tenants from the fatal risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.” For further information on Gas safety visit:  http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/landlords/index.htm Notes to Editors: The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training; new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement. www.hse.gov.uk More about the legislation referred to in this case can be found at: www.legislation.gov.uk/  and guidance at HSE news releases are available at http://press.hse.gov.uk Journalists should approach HSE press office with any queries on regional press releases. Source link

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NEW SENIOR APPOINTMENT SUPPORTS SOUTH EAST GROWTH FOR MIDAS

The Midas Group has announced a significant new appointment to its senior management team to continue the company’s expansion in the South East of England. Peter Whitmore has joined Midas, one of the largest independent construction companies in the UK, in the role of Divisional Director for the Southern region. He will be based at the company’s regional head office, near Southampton, and will continue to drive the company’s highly successful Southern division, where Midas first opened a regional office in 2008. Peter has more than 25 years’ experience within the construction industry. He joins the company having previously held the role of Business Unit Director for Wates in the South and South West. He has also held a number of senior leadership roles with Morgan Sindall. Peter takes over the reins from Paul Strachan, who has become Divisional Director for Midas in the South East, with a focus on extending Midas’s activities further across the South East region – including establishing a new regional headquarters. Midas has experienced strong growth over recent years across the South East and the company is already delivering on several major developments in the region, including large schemes in New Malden and Seaford, near Brighton Alan Hope, Chief Executive of The Midas Group, said: “This appointment is a significant move for Midas. Peter will play a crucial role in the continued growth of Midas in the South, with the target of reaching a £100m turnover per annum in the region.  With improving market conditions and a reputation built on delivering industry leading customer service and performance, this is an exciting time for Midas.” Peter Whitmore said: “I’m delighted to be joining Midas, one of the UK’s largest and most successful independent construction companies. There are significant opportunities for the group in the South and South East and I look forward to working with Alan and Paul to build on the success that Midas has already achieved in the region over recent years.”

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Britcon Awarded a Contract Worth £280,000 in Order to Carry Out Work

Britcon has been awarded a contract worth £280,000 in order to carry out work on the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. The Building and civil engineering company has been given the contract on behalf of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust. A team from the civils department at Britcon have been contracted to carry out work to widen Barnsley Road in order to make it three laned. The work included in the contract also covers the improvement of a number of different pedestrian facilities. These pedestrian facilities that are in need of improvement is the lighting in the area and the bus stops along Barnsley Road. The work that will be carried out on Barnsley road by the building and civil engineering company will be the second contract that Britcon has carried out for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust. Last year Britcon managed to secure a place on their Contractors’ Framework, and since then has already completed a £700,000 contract for the Trust that involved extending the parking facilities at the Northern General and The Jessop Wing. This second contract will have a number of challenges to overcome in order to be delivers successfully, one of these is the hospital operating 24 hours a day. Britcon has said that in order to overcome this they are working with the hospital in order to look for the most efficient way to accommodate both public and critical ambulance access to the hospital and other routes in the area. Britcon are hoping that the project will be completed in just 18 weeks, an ambitious schedule but one that should be able to accommodate the environment while carrying out the work. The Contractors’ Framework that has been set up by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust will be investing millions of pounds in order to improve a range of hospital facilities over the course of the next five years.

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Barnshaws Were Involved with the Design and Installation of the 1,000 Tonne Roof

Typical British summertime weather dictates that we, as a nation, plan summer event all the while setting up contingencies in case the weather turns rainy. Wimbledon is one of the Great British summer sporting events that can be affected by such turns in the weather. However with the finals being played last weekend and looking back on the two week tournament, the weather seemed to behave this time round. However when the bad weather does strike at the tournament, players on Centre Court have the protection of Barnshaws Section Benders Ltd’s retracting roof. The roof on Centre Court has been in place since 2009, after Barnshaws were involved with the design and installation of the 1,000 tonne roof. The roof was delivered by Barnshaws in large curved sections before being installed to become the 77 meter long fixture that it is today.  Due to its size, additional strengthening work was needed. Each of the trusses that were required in order to form the roof weighed 70 tonnes and were bent to very strict requirements because of the restrictive installation margins. The roof needed to be balanced, as with the addition of lights and electrics such as motors and locking arms each truss reached 100 tonnes. There were 66 individual curved sections fabricated and then assembled at Watson Steel Structures before being delivered to the construction site. Following the success of the Centre Court Project, when the decision was made to add a roof on to Court No.1, Barnshaws must have been the obvious choice to carry out the work. This new roof will be created from similar steel sections and is expected to be completed by 2019. Hen this is completed it means that there will be two courts able to continue play when the bad weather strikes, as it no doubt will, at future Wimbledon tournaments.

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BAM Western Announced That They Have Selected Biosite to Carry Out Standardised Access Control

BAM Western has announced that they have selected Biosite to carry out standardised access control and workforce management. Bioforce has been awarded the contract following a comprehensive and competitive tender process. Biosite will be working to offer standardised access control solutions for BAM Western across their construction sites in the region. There was a rigorous selection process put in place by BAM in order to choose their partner. Bam Plant has already developed a stable partnership with Biosite and although a number of other companies were invited by BAM to demonstrate their access management systems, Biosite was chosen as the best to suit BAM’s needs. All of the companies that demonstrated their systems were scored by the decision makers at BAM Western for their service support, Software, hardware, reports, future development, ease of use, support, security and cost. Biosite will be delivering to BAM’s construction sites biometric site access, security and workforce management solutions for sites in the Western region of the country. Biosites already established relationship with BAM Plant was another supporting factor for choosing Biosite. BAM Western and Biosite are committed to improving the training of apprentices and those that were previously unemployed. With this shared ideal and the use of the access management systems that will be installed by Biosite, capture and analysis information will be available for operatives and site performances. This is a vital part of helping apprentices and trainees improve as well as monitoring who has access to the site and the record of how long is spent on site. By having easy access to this information, BAM Western will be able to set more and more ambitious targets for themselves in order to get more individuals trained. Hopefully this expansion of the partnership between BAM and Biosite will lead to more partnership work taking place in the future.

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