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road emulsion sprayers

Kier Highways Solutions to roll out new road emulsion sprayers: ‘Eden...

Just in time for the upcoming surface dressing season, Kier Highways Solutions will be deploying four new road emulsion sprayers.
fuel theft

How to reduce the risk of fuel theft on construction sites

Fuel theft advice for remote national infrastructure sites, construction industry and rural community after the removal of the entitlement to use red diesel from most sectors with effect from 1st April 2022.
electric telehandler

First construction and engineering firm in Ireland invests in JCB 525-60E...

John Sisk & Son becomes the first construction and engineering firm in Ireland to invest in the JCB 525-60E electric telehandler.
net zero carbon-built environment

How construction utilises renewable energy to create a net zero carbon-built...

Anthony Maguire, director of Longevity Power, explores how the construction industry is utilising renewable energy to achieve a net zero carbon-built environment.
size construction equipment

Tackling embodied emissions with the right size construction equipment

Chris Rason, managing director at Aggreko, discusses the importance of opting for the right size construction equipment that does not exceed the needs of the site, in the industry’s charge for net zero.
battery powered equipment

Is battery powered equipment the future of the construction industry?

Briggs & Stratton outline the important roles of battery management systems (BMS) in health & safety and how rugged testing, as well as battery pack design, can help provide a dual layer of protection.
Speedy, fleet, lifts

Speedy’s fleet expansion plan underway

Speedy has invested in 130 new electric lifts as it begins a multi-million-pound equipment expansion plan for 2021.
NMC Surfacing, Fraden Contracts,

Construction worker seriously injured during lifting operation

Two construction companies have been fined after a worker was seriously injured when a part of an air conditioning plant fell on him while it was being lowered from a roof.
carbon-neutral supplier,

Laing O’Rourke renews carbon neutral contract with Commercial

Following the launch of its new global sustainability targets, Laing O’Rourke has renewed its contract with carbon-neutral stationery supplier, Commercial.
Nexus, John Bell

Tyne Wear Metro operator fined £1.5m after death of employee

The Tyne Wear Metro operator, Nexus, has been fined £1.5m after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974., for failing to ensure the safety of staff.
construction projects, waste, construction waste

New project aims to develop sustainable soils from construction waste

The new research brings together scientists, industry and educators to revolutionise how waste from construction projects is managed.

How insulated membranes can help eliminate thermal bridging

Architect Thomas Wiedmer, UK and Ireland technical director at pan-European insulation specialist Actis, explains why it’s a good idea to use a vapour control layer when embarking on a new build or refurb and what to look for when choosing a breather membrane.
Used machinery,

Demand for used machinery: The upward trend continues

As many industries continue their journeys back from a challenging 2020, global demand for used equipment continues to increase. Many businesses remain wary of making big investments in new machinery, while supply chain issues have hit delivery levels for new equipment. All told, it makes the market for used heavy equipment a place of exciting opportunities for both buyers and sellers, explains Karl Werner, president international at Ritchie Bros.
soil mixing solution,

Stafford company uses massive scale recycling on HS2

Deep Soil Mixing used a sustainable soil mixing solution to geotechnically improve the ground at an HS2 site near Coleshill in Warwickshire.
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British Steel: One year on

Yesterday (9 March) marked the first anniversary of the new British Steel, with this brings a more sustainable future and opportunities for apprenticeships.
HS2 workers, Social distancing equipment

Social distancing helmets keep HS2 workers safe

Crawley-based OnSite Support Ltd has supplied social distancing equipment to HS2’s main construction works partners to keep workers safe.
tunnel boring machine, hs2

HS2 construction site prepares to launch tunnel boring machine

Collins Earthworks has completed excavating the north portal site of Long Itchington Wood Tunnel, ready for the launch of the tunnel boring machine that will dig under the ancient woodland in Warwickshire.

Actis sales rise as roofing industry reports rising workload

Demand for Actis insulation has been at an all-time high during the first two months of 2021 with a massive rise in demand for products from roofing contractors.
Highway Services

Cheshire West and Chester Council to change highways service

Following a public consultation about the future of the Highway Services, the Council will be bringing most small-scale operations back in-house.
construction equipment sales

UK construction equipment sales continue steady growth

UK construction equipment sales increased by 1% in Q4 2020 compared with 2019, as sales in December were 15% ahead of December 2019 levels.
Cutting tool, Actis

Actis cutting tool ‘makes life ten times easier’

David Ball, site manager at Barnstaple-based Anderson and Evans says the discovery of the Actis specialist cutting tool has been transformative.

Speedy partners with Siemens to lower hire costs

Speedy's digital service allows the company’s employees to manage on-hire equipment individually, while enabling them to off-hire products.
Tool and equipment hirer,

HSS Hire to cut 300 jobs and close 134 branches

Tool and equipment hirer HSS is set to close 134 branches leading to the loss of 300 jobs as the Covid-19 crisis poses ‘unprecedented challenges’.
National Satellite Test Facility

Mace completes exterior delivery for National Satellite Test Facility

Mace has completed the exterior of The National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF), reaching a major build milestone in the process of becoming the UK’s first co-located set of space test facilities.
plant operator training

Van Elle launches plant operator training

Ground engineering company, Van Elle has revealed it will offer specialist plant operator training from its base in Kirby, Ashfield.
electric van, equipment hire

LEVC and Speedy team up to test new electric van

Tools and equipment hirer, Speedy is trialling converted electric van to introduce innovative, sustainable solutions that can reduce carbon emissions.