Steam engine which inspired James Watt receives Engineering Heritage Award @Imeche

The Newcomen model steam engine in The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow has received an Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to recognise its importance in inspiring James Watt’s pioneering achievements.

When the young James Watt, who was working as an instrument maker at the University of Glasgow, was asked to repair the Newcomen model engine during the winter of 1763-1764, he realised it could be improved significantly which led to his invention of the separate steam condenser.

Vivalda Group appoints former SIG director to drive growth and innovation @Vivalda

In a move that consolidates Vivalda Group plc as the UK’s largest independent supplier of architectural facades, the business has appointed former SIG plc divisional managing director Chris Williams as a non-executive director.

GRAHAM completes major new £8m link road for Stockport Council @GRAHAM

A major project described as Stockport’s single most important strategic highway connection has been completed by GRAHAM.The £8m Travis Brow Link Road creates a vital link between the A6 and M60 in Stockport town centre.It’s part of Stockport Council’s £73m Town Centre Access Plan, which will improve access into and around the centre, by easing congestion and improving transport links.

CPD Accredited Seminar Programme @LandScapeShow2019

Since the 2018 Show, the team at LANDSCAPE has been working hard to build its Seminar Programme for this year, with the determination to make it the best yet. Due the popularity of the seminars throughout the years, LANDSCAPE recognises the importance of putting on sessions which everyone can enjoy and gain knowledge from regardless of the area of landscaping visitors take interest in.
As part of LANDSCAPE’s ongoing commitment towards uniting the industry and enhancing the professional qualifications of its practitioners, all seminars qualify for CPD learning points. All seminars are free to attend, opening up the perfect opportunity for guests to collect their CPD Certificate of Attendance.

The safety benefits of arc flash clothing @ReeceSafety

Arc flash hazards are on the increase due to the high demand for power and electricity. Occupational health experts have found that due to this increase in energy demand, higher system voltages and available fault currents are being utilised, which in turn creates a greater risk for an arc flash event.

CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) project set to complete evaluation phase @CESAR

The new CESAR initiative, helping site managers and others to identify the engine emissions stage compliance of individual machines in environmentally sensitive areas, reached a milestone with the launch of the prototype ECV system at Plantworx 2019. Industry feedback on the new system is now being evaluated with a view to a full roll out later this year.

Wardian London celebrates topping out – bringing urban oasis to Canary Wharf @EcoWorld

EcoWorld Ballymore yesterday celebrated a milestone in the future of London housing as their visionary, botanical development, Wardian London officially ‘topped out.’ Overlooking the South Dock and adjacent to Canary Wharf, the 57 storey residential-led development set to complete in 2020 is a world’s first in housing design by offering residents access to a green, tranquil escape in one of London’s busiest and in-demand commercial neighbourhoods. EcoWorld Ballymore celebrated the development’s unique connection to the natural world with a special moment, which saw resident gardener, Huw Morgan tend to the exotic plants and trees within what will be the building’s 53rd floor sky garden when complete.

Seven Most Confusing Road Signs @Leasevans.co.uk

British drivers will pass and use thousands of road signs in their lifetime, but now seven of the most confusing have been revealed.Motoring experts from LeaseVan.co.uk have compiled a list of some of the most misleading and baffling road signs to test drivers’ knowledge.Whether you’ve been driving for three years or thirty years, there are some road signs that you very rarely see, so on the odd occasion you do come across them you don’t have a clue what they’re indicating towards.

Gleeds strengthens global energy business with new hire @Gleeds

International property and construction consultancy Gleeds has announced the appointment of Paul Allen as business development director, based out of the firm’s Atlanta office in the USA.

Choosing windows and doors with security in mind @QuickSlide

A secure home means peace of mind and safety for you and your family, so it’s important to choose windows and doors that will stand the test of time as well as providing a worthy investment for your home. Cutting corners on your home safety could be detrimental for your family long-term if cheap materials are used to make your external fixtures, making it easy for perpetrators to gain access to your valuables. Here we will look at why you should be buying your windows and doors with security at the forefront.

How Do Air Compressors Work? @DirectAir

Air compressors are an extremely valuable tool for both DIY and industry, depending on the job at hand, there are several types to choose from.

Direct Air have created this handy graphic on how air compressors work, this particular image features how a Hydrovane series rotary sliding vane air compressor functions.

Redrow set to welcome 80 new trade apprentices as nation awaits A-Level results @RedArrow

As young people across the UK await their A-Level results on Thursday and find out whether they have done enough to secure a place at university, Redrow is preparing to welcome its latest intake of more than 80 trade apprentices. The new cohort means that 15% of the leading housebuilder’s workforce will be enrolled on a structured training programme such as an apprenticeship or graduate scheme. By September this year there will be almost 300 people in apprenticeship roles across the company in trade, administration, technical and commercial roles.