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A construction product designed and built in the UK has been credited with reducing noise in the world’s noisiest city. Echo Barrier, based in Sudbury, Suffolk, was commissioned by The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and Judlau Construction to provide noise barriers to help reduce noise and disruption caused by construction

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Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the York Rizzani De Eccher joint venture to verify the design of the structural, waterway and drainage elements of a new pedestrian bridge over the Swan River in Perth, Australia. The AU$54.1M steel footbridge will connect East Perth with the Perth Stadium at Burswood,

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The first major trial of self-healing concrete in the UK, led by a team of researchers from Cardiff University, is being undertaken at a site in the South Wales Valleys. The project, entitled Materials for Life (M4L), is piloting three separate concrete-healing technologies for the first time in real-world settings,

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On behalf of the Battersea Power Station shareholders, Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) – the sitedevelopment manager – has confirmed the selection of Bouygues UK as the preferred contractor for the design and build contract for Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station project. The final construction contract will

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Innovative UK company Oxford Plastic Systems is picking up the plaudits for its safe, flexible and user-friendly alternative to using steel road plates to cover trenches on roads. Its modular road plate system is made from composite materials that can be simply linked together by two peoplein just a few

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A new range of flat roof products has been introduced by CCF, which includes an extensive choice of membranes and fixings, offering a complete one-stop-shop to contractorsand roofing specialists. CCF has also partnered with Building Innovation, offering a complete tapered insulation service. Selected CCF branches will include a trained expert

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Richard Threlfall, head of Infrastructure at KPMG UK, welcomed September’s National Infrastructure Plan for Skills announcement. He said: “This forces the construction industry to look beyond the current skills crisis to the long-term need to invest in its people, get serious about apprenticeships, and to re-train and diversify its workforce.

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New unique tunnel monitoring technology from SICK can help tunnel operators and owners achieve early warning of unsafe visibility and pollution conditions inside road and rail tunnels and ensure the safety of vehicle occupants and tunnel staff. The SICK VISIC100SF visibility, carbon monoxide and nitric oxide (CO/NO) sensor is a

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A high quality application of Sika protective coatings has helped to breathe new life into two ageingand historically significant concrete tower blocks in central London, ensuring they will remain protected from the elements long into the future. On Cruikshank Street in Finsbury, London, the Grade II Listed Bevin Court council

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According to the latest update of Timetric’s Construction Risk Index (CRI), the overall level of risk facing the global construction industry picked up in Q3 2015, rising to its highest level in four quarters. This entirely reflects a worsening risk profile across most emerging markets, which offset a marginal improvement

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