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Schöck to launch new acoustic insulation solution at Futurebuild – Stand C45

Innovative product developments, comprehensive performance certification and an exciting range of software support packages, all combine to strengthen Schöck’s continued position as the number one supplier of verifiable performance thermal and acoustic insulation technology.   


In a move that reinforces and reflects the growing confidence and sense of purpose behind Futurebuild, Futurebuild Events has announced it is increasing floorspace in 2019 by 20%. The event is expanding due to unprecedented demand and a record number of re-bookings following ecobuild 2018. The expansion will see the introduction of a host of new, innovative features and exhibits, further cementing Futurebuild’s position as the leading event for built environment professionals.

Landmark Parliamentary report calls for enhanced reporting to improve work at height culture

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height has published a new report calling on the Government and industry to undertake a major review of work at height culture, expand enhanced reporting and introduce reporting on near misses.

Rise of the Drones – the Plantworx COMIT Drone Zone Cleared for Take Off

The use of Drones in construction has grown dramatically in recent years and there is an aerial revolution happening across the entire industry. These flying cameras or UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are transforming the way we work – from small-scale construction sites to mammoth infrastructure projects – a bird’s eye view from a drone, which can store accurate measurement data, video and images, offers a level of project monitoring which has not been previously possible.


RSK Group, the UK’s leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business, has added its support to the Civil Engineering Contactors Association’s (CECA) call on Government to promote a more collaborative rail sector, adding that a failure to adopt such an approach risks the timely delivery of current and ambitious rail investment plans. It also welcomes Network Rail’s (NR) own recently announced restructuring plans, which will see a number of previously centralised services and functions devolved to region or route level enabling them to be more responsive to customers and passengers.

Lynch Plant Hire’s long-term commitment to GKD Technologies

Machine guidance manufacturer, GKD Technologies has been supplying nationwide plant hire specialists Lynch Plant for the past 18 – months. Lynch had a previous supplier who were providing the company’s height and slew restrictor systems – but with machine safety requirements growing – Lynch reported that the old system was too basic for the increasing demands for safety and efficiency on busy job-sites. Steve Wright, Lynch Head of Service was looking at various options on companies that Lynch could potentially work with, and GKD Technologies, based in the South of England, were on the shortlist.

Millcroft secure two school projects with a combined value of £650,000.

Wates Construction has awarded the scaffolding packages for two school projects to Millcroft, with a combined value of £650,000. 

Advantage Insurance (AHCI) celebrates a strong start to 2019 with a recruitment drive and a focus on expansion

Advantage Insurance (AHCI), is a leading structural defects warranty specialist with offices in Tamworth. As the number of homes being built in Birmingham continues to massively outstrip the national average and the city enjoys the highest level of construction in a decade, Advantage Insurance has been expanding their team to keep up with demand.

Plantworx and Railworx on track for the 2019 event

The Plantworx Construction Exhibition, hosted by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) is just four months away! The biennial working construction event is taking place at its brand-new home at the East of England Arena in Peterborough from 11-13 June 2019. New for 2019 is Railworx, which will give visitors the chance to see railway civil and systems engineering live and working.

SenSat, Europe’s leading simulated reality company, launches SenCAD: a new revolutionary CAD product on its platform Mapp

 SenSat, a Shoreditch-based leading European AI company that is building simulated realities to teach computers to understand the physical real-world, today launches its latest product, SenCAD. This new product is revolutionising topographical land surveying by bringing unparalleled speed, accuracy, cost-efficiency, and safety to the process of producing topographical CAD survey data, all at unprecedented scale.

thyssenkrupp lights up German elevator test tower for the first time

Nighttime debut: On Valentine’s Day, thyssenkrupp switches on the lighting system at the iconic Rottweil test tower in Germany

First couple that got married above the clouds in the tower will flip the switch and start the warm white illumination at dusk

Citizens in the oldest city of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg are invited to ‘greet’ the tower by placing lights in their windows

nmcn awarded place on innovative public sector procurement programme

National construction contractor nmcn (formerly North Midland Construction Plc) has been awarded a place on a prestigious Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) aimed at making public sector construction procurement a more efficient process.