North East business beacons offer schools inspiring new technologies @WeAreSpaceGroup @BIMShowLive

Space Group is to host a day of inspired learning for 14 North East Schools on Tuesday 27 February at Newcastle’s the Boiler Shop.

The day has been designed to offer children and young adults from the age of 9 to 19 years a taste of what it’s like to have a career in some of the UK’s top organisations which develop new and emerging technologies within the construction industry.

Space Group have invited schools and colleges from across the region to take part in a series of engaging workshops where they will experience first-hand how these future-thinking businesses use robotics, drones, virtual relativity, 3D modelling and cloud technology to deliver today’s modern methods of construction in what is now termed ‘the digital built environment’.

UZIN system used at New Buckland Hospital in Dover. @UzinLtd

UZIN products were used to install over 6000 m2 of flooring at the new Buckland Hospital in Dover. The hospital is committed to providing the highest standards of health care, so required an environmentally friendly solution for the refurbishment. The flooring contractor, Oxden Floors therefore selected UZIN’s products to ensure that these health standards were upheld. The new two storey hospital provides safe, patient focused and sustainable health services. The new facilities include a wide range of co-located diagnostic services as well as renal dialysis, child health and minor injury services.


Ecobuild, the number one event for forward-thinking professionals in the built environment, has revealed more details about its extensive programme of CPD accredited seminars and workshops. They have been developed and curated alongside leading industry partners and influencers to provide support, insight and real solutions to the biggest issues facing the industry.


Keen to protect all its HVAC equipment from airborne debris and to maintain its efficiency, the Central Middlesex Hospital sought a solution for all its 28 locations adjacent to London’s A40.  RABScreen, the external air intake screen specialists, together with distributor GVS Filtration and their client Bouygues put forward a successful bid in a competitive tender and the team then subsequently fully surveyed all the hospital locations. 


Aggregate Industries, a leading player in the construction and infrastructure industries, headquartered in Bardon Hill, Leicestershire, is one of the first companies to sign up to a new sector wide initiative to promote a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR). The FIR programme is a cross-client, cross-contractors, cross-industry programme championing equality and diversity, creating high quality resources whilst training and empowering colleagues to make a real change.

5 of the Biggest Risks for Health and Safety in 2018 @OSHCR

OSHCR, occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register warn UK businesses of 5 risks in 2018 that could damage their workforce and business.

#1 AI Introduction

The introduction of automated intelligence in workplaces may cause an increase in anxiety at work and mental health conditions. The fear of losing your job to a robot has been a popular topic in the news this year, and this potential threat to employees may contribute to a rise in workplace stress and anxiety.


The price of protecting your site and workers is invaluable but if preventative measures are not put in place from the beginning, this can cause major project delays and financial strain on a business.

Project and health and safety managers have a million things to think about such as ensuring site development is on track, carrying out a thorough risk assessment, and ensuring workers are protected. However, intruders are still a major issue within the construction industry due to the damage they cause and the risk of injury, not to mention insurance claims.

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, shares the key benefits of having an intruder alarm unit on site.

Aluminium composite cladding fire-rating standards need greater clarity, says Vivalda Group @VivaldaLimited

Vivalda Group plc, the UK’s largest distributor of high performance claddings and off-site fabrication specialist, has called for greater clarity on rain-screen cladding standards in the wake of the

Grenfell disaster. Confirming that it will not promote aluminium composite materials (ACM) for use on high-rise applications which fail to reach A2 standard from this month (February 2018).

Vivalda is concerned that contractors could inadvertently make unintentional specification errors, given the complexity of the UK’s current safety standards.