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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A QUEEN’S SPEECH TO REMEMBER?

Recently we saw Her Majesty officially re-open Parliament with the delivery of the traditional Queen’s Speech. Although surrounded by less pomp and ceremony than usual, it was still an event to be noted as the Government set out its agenda and plans for the future. There are a number of key proposals on the economy from the Queen’s Speech that are worth highlighting: BREXIT Legislation As...

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Monday, June 26, 2017

SHORTAGE OF WOMEN ENGINEERS ‘NOT JUST A WOMEN’S ISSUE’

Men need to take more responsibility for the shortage of women entering engineering professions, according to the President of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). Speaking during International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), Professor Dame Ann Dowling said the UK had fewer female engineers than almost any other developed country in the world and that fathers, husbands and male friends had...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Joanna Robinson: International Women In Engineering Day Is A Vital Platform To Promote The Industry To The Future Generation

As one of the few women to head up a manufacturing company, Joanna Robinson, MD of Mansfield Pollard, shares her plans to promote the career opportunities available in the diverse and exciting industry. In the UK, engineering has an image problem. In Europe’s league table of women participating in engineering, Britain comes rock bottom. Just 9% of engineers are women, and we must address this...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

IAQ Is ‘Quickest And Cheapest’ Anti-Pollution Measure

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the quickest and cheapest way to protect people from worsening air pollution, according to one of the country’s foremost clean air campaigners. Speaking at a special IAQ event held to mark the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day on June 15, Clean Air in London founder Simon Birkett said IAQ must become part of the building planning process. He told the meeting,...

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Indoor Air Quality could become a planning issue

Developers could soon be required to achieve an agreed standard of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in order to gain planning permission for new buildings. The Mayor of London is being urged to include IAQ levels in his revised London Plan for buildings over a certain size following intensive lobbying from the Clean Air in London campaign. Campaign founder Simon Birkett has also called for more...

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