New survey from Festool shows awareness of benefits of dust extraction @Festool_GB

According to the latest survey of UK tradespeople conducted by Festool, a leading supplier of power tools and accessories, 49% of respondents believe the main benefit of using dust extraction is healthy lungs.

To highlight World COPD Day, which takes place on November 15, Festool commissioned the survey to find out how people in the trade felt about the benefits of dust extraction.

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because airways have been narrowed. Those living with COPD may find it difficult to breathe, and can also find everyday tasks a real challenge.

HAGER’S ‘GANG’ GOES FROM STRENGTH-TO-STRENGTH @hageruk

Unique and growing online community gets the conversation going for electrical contractors

As the increasing influence of social media extends in to all areas of personal and working lives, #HagerGang, Hager’s innovative and growing online customer community is going from strength to strength and is fulfilling an important role for electrical contractors.

Designed to provide a two-way engagement process between the manufacturer and electrical contractors, #HagerGang is fostering relevant online conversations to give Hager unique insight into the challenges electrical contractors face and use this to provide support when needed.

OFFSITE SOLUTIONS WINS MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AWARD @bathroompod

Offsite Solutions, the UK’s leading bathroom pod manufacturer, has won the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Made in the South West Awards.

These annual awards showcase manufacturing excellence across the South West and celebrate the commitment of the region’s businesses to achieving world-class quality and performance. Companies are represented from a diverse range of industries, from aerospace and building products to food and drink brands, and the winners go forward to the national Made in the UK Awards.

New survey from Festool shows awareness of benefits of dust extraction @Festool_GB

According to the latest survey of UK tradespeople conducted by Festool, a leading supplier of power tools and accessories, 49% of respondents believe the main benefit of using dust extraction is healthy lungs.

To highlight World COPD Day, which takes place on November 15, Festool commissioned the survey to find out how people in the trade felt about the benefits of dust extraction.

GEZE UK Gets Top Marks for Education @GEZE_UK

When it comes to the supply of door and window systems for education, GEZE UK gets top marks, as a new Project Portfolio outlines.

The brochure illustrates how various automatic and manual door control solutions and window technology systems have been applied in a range of schools, colleges and universities to meet specific purposes and the needs of staff and students.

It highlights how GEZE’s extensive product range is backed up by in-depth technical support to ensure the right solution is identified for various developments, their environments and projected uses.

FLAGSHIP ART & DESIGN BUILDING SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD @cpmgArchitects

THE team behind the transformational Vijay Patel Building at De Montfort University, which inspires some of the UK’s most talented art and design graduates, have scooped a prestigious award.

Nottingham and London-based CPMG Architects were the appointed architects on the project which was awarded the Large Non-Residential Scheme of the Year at the ProCon Awards in Leicester.

The complex project created one building for all art & design subjects by completely refurbishing a 1960’s tower block and constructing a new build wing. The project created spaces to encourage artistic collaboration between students including studios, workshops and break-out spaces.

NM Group takes BIM to next level with virtual platform roll-out @NMConstruction

NM Group is set to introduce a virtual collaboration space, as part of its next phase of BIM development in their journey towards full lifecycle asset data management and big data.

The engineering and construction company has invested in cloud-based Viewpoint for Projects to give its project teams and clients instant, secure access to a complete, up-to-date picture of every contract.

Gary Ross, Head of BIM at NM Group, said: “This substantial investment in project collaboration technology will significantly enhance our company-wide BIM capability. The roll-out will help us make data work smarter to improve all aspects of project delivery for our clients – enhancing processes and efficiency.”