SALTEX, Stand G222, 2-3 November 2016, NEC Birmingham
FutureScape, Stand 128, 15 November 2016, Sandown Park Racecourse
This November, hard-landscaping specialists The Bituchem Group will be joining two exhibitions for the first time, to enhance the awareness of its flagship Natratex brand.
The company will start the month at SALTEX, running from 2-3 November at the NEC Birmingham, followed by FutureScape at Sandown Park Racecourse on 15 November. Bituchem’s team of hard landscape experts will be on hand at both shows to discuss the many options that come with specifying Natratex and Natratex Prime (formerly Colourtex).
Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has successfully completed a significant delivery to the first construction phase of Cannon Wharf Business Centre in South London.
Materials supplied included just over 6,000m2 of StoneMaster in Mid Grey and Light Grey hues and almost one kilometre of Eco Countryside Kerb. The products were specified due to their high quality finish of lightly etched premium granite aggregate.
Working in partnership with the designers, Townshend Landscape Architects, the Charcon specification team added a new 300x100x80 size to the StoneMaster range, specifically for the project. The paving has been utilised in the project’s public realm, including courtyard areas and access roads, complementing and enhancing the buildings it surrounds.
Natural Welsh Slates feature on a new £3 million primary school in Scotland.
A contemporary take on the traditional Scottish vernacular has been topped with roofing by Welsh Slate, part of the Lagan Group.
Some 1,000m2or 19,000 Penrhyn Heather Blue Celtic-grade 500mm by 300mm natural slates were specified by South Lanarkshire Council for the new £3 million Abington Primary School, the authority’s fifth project using Welsh Slate.
Welsh Slate had been used previously on Lamington and Leadhills primary schools and Lanark Memorial Hall and is currently being used on West Coats primary school.
Leading building products manufacturer Steadmans continues to fly high after supplying materials for the largest privately financed project ever undertaken at Belfast International Airport.
The company’s products have helped build a new £2m, 33,000 square-foot hangar for Woodgate Aviation, Northern Ireland’s largest private aircraft charter, maintenance and aviation fuel supply business, which also has sites in Newtownards and on the Isle of Man.
Steadmans, a principal UK supplier for steel construction in the agricultural, industrial and commercial sectors, provided 3,250 linear metres of its 80mm thick AS35 composite panels, in merlin grey, for the hangar’s roof and walls. The company also supplied 250 linear metres of 80mm AS35 roof lights, 2,300 linear metres of Zed purlins, 100 linear metres of eaves beams and over 50 linear metres of insulated guttering, plus fixings and butyl tape.
Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), a market leader in enterprise software for the construction industry, has announced its sponsorship partners for this year’s Construction Industry Grand Challenge. This is a global construction innovation competition that challenges students, entrepreneurs and industry members to share new ideas that could positively impact the construction industry and our society.
Barratt Developments Plc, Bouygues UK, Comfort Systems USA, DSA Technologies, JBKnowledge, Laing O’Rourke, Singularity University, SoftServe, Taylor Wimpey, Progress, Fulcro and Crossform Media have been named as partners of the competition ahead of its 16th December 2016 entry deadline.
Logistics firm Wincanton has reinforced its position as a leading provider of supply chain solutions in the construction sector following the announcement of a new contract with the UK’s largest supplier of ready-mixed concrete, Hanson.
The eight-year contract makes Wincanton the first 3PL provider to enter the ready-mixed concrete market. Under the terms of the contract, it is estimated that Hanson will require Wincanton to deliver in excess of half a million cubic metres of concrete each year. This will be fulfilled by a fleet of over 70 vehicles in Wincanton and Hanson liveries, which will be flexibly utilised to meet the demand.
Wincanton’s entry into the ready-mixed concrete supply chain will provide additional capacity at a time when the industry’s long term prospects look positive. The government has already spoken of its plans to build a million new homes by 2020 and to invest in major infrastructure projects such as HS2.
Dickies, the workwear specialists, has just released their new mini catalogue. Inside it has an excellent range of thermal clothing for those exceptionally cold days or freezing weather conditions. Tested in the harshest environments to ensure satisfaction and comfort, it’s been worn throughout cold UK winters for many years.
Dickies offer a range of sweatshirts, gilets, bodywarmers, padded coveralls and winter jackets. The hooded tops, or hoodies include full zipped or over the head options and various printed designs are available in core workwear colours and fabrics.
Lendlease have renewed their framework agreement with Human Recognition Systems.
Leading international property and infrastructure group Lendlease has renewed its framework agreement with Human Recognition Systems (HRS) to supply access control and workforce management systems to all of its construction sites in the UK.
Set to last another three years, the framework is a renewal of an agreement which sees HRS’ MSite system the sole supplier for nearly every site with an access control and workforce management requirement.
@McCarthyStone SAFETY’S A PRIORITY AT MCCARTHY & STONE – THREE AWARD WINS AT THE BUILDING SAFETY GROUP AWARDS
The UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone, is celebrating after being awarded three national awards at the Building Safety Group’s (BSG) Health and Safety Awards, including the ‘BSG Innovation Award’.
The awards are a national celebration of Health and Safety in the workplace, recognising individuals and organisations who consistently demonstrate an exceptional commitment to high standards of safety. BSG boasts over 800 companies across 3500 sites.
The leading retirement housebuilder collected awards across many of its regions, including a BSG Site Manager of the Year award for the North of England which went to Craig Wright, a Site Manager in the North West region for his continuous dedication to improvements in safety.