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Lucideon expert gives insight into ‘new generation’ construction at key event

08/03/2019  A leading construction testing professional specialising in the field of sustainable offsite building set out some of the sector’s unique factors at a major event. Lucideon’s construction business manager, Joanne Booth, was invited to speak at Futurebuild, one of the largest exhibitions catering for the built environment in the UK, to share her experiences […]

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Summer school looks at putting economies on a more sustainable footing

04/03/2019 Sovereign money and regional currencies are frequently cited as possible solutions to put economies on a more sustainable footing. Gaining an understanding of concepts such as these and others within a truly international context brings an exciting dimension to the Vienna-based Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS) programme, which challenges the norm and puts […]

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Austrian summer school shares pioneering approach at Futurebuild

27/02/2019 Visitors to Futurebuild can learn about the unique attributes of the Green.Building.Solutions summer university, which has become a magnet for architects and building professionals who want to understand how to put the environment first in their careers. Representatives from OeAD-Housing Office will be at the London expo to share insight and information on the […]


Trade body sets out the case for hydrogen in air pollution debate

19/02/2019 A national trade body is calling for more action to give public and private sector motorists access to hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, to tackle air pollution. With only water emitted from hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, the British Compressed Gases Association says they are in pole position to make an immediate impact on […]


Trade body presses Government to give greater recognition to construction trades in meeting

15/02/2019 The head of a national body representing the UK’s painting and decorating industry has called for greater recognition of the construction-related trades in a meeting with Amber Rudd. Neil Ogilvie, Chief Executive of the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) spoke to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on a number of issues […]

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Expansion sees workplace acoustics included in trade body awards programme

13/02/2019 National trade body the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) has introduced a new category to its acclaimed awards programme for 2019, focusing on the valuable role of acoustics in the workplace. Recognising how acoustic design has resulted in a positive impact within workplace conditions and environments, the accolade is one of nine categories in […]


Opportunity calls for FMs at PestEx

05/02/2019 Facilities managers can diversify their skillset and explore opportunities within new markets at the British Pest Control Association’s exhibition and conference PestEx, which runs alongside the Cleaning Show this spring. FMs visiting the bi-annual event can access a wide-range of information and expertise, increasing knowledge of the key drivers in pest control – and […]


Deadline looms for trade body’s gas industry conference

05/02/2019 Time is running out to book places for the British Compressed Gases Association’s (BCGA) 2019 annual conference, taking place in Manchester on Thursday, April 11. The event, being held at The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, is already attracting significant interest – and organisers are urging those with an interest in attending […]


Trade body route provides Japanese knotweed guidance

30/01/2019 A national trade body is signposting householders to a wealth of free advice on Japanese knotweed. The move comes after a recent Parliamentary inquiry regarding the invasive, non-native plant, was held at the House of Commons. During the course of the meeting, the Science and Technology Committee was keen to see new information provided, […]