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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Survey: Business owners depressed and suicidal due to late payment

Industry-wide survey shows impact of late and unfair payment on mental health in construction.  A remarkable nine out of 10 business owners across construction suffer a range of mental health issues due to payment and other business pressures, according to a survey run by leading engineering services trade bodies BESA and ECA. The new survey, conducted in association with 25 other construction...

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Friday, November 1, 2019

CRO route for Fire Sprinkler Installer set to close for renewal applications

SKILLcard has started the next phase of the planned closure of CRO application routes. Following the withdrawal of new applications for the Fire Sprinkler Installer card. The closure will now apply to renewal applications from 1st February 2020. A new qualification route is now open in order to obtain a blue SKILLcard for that occupation. The phase out of CRO cards is happening in order to...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Leading asthma campaigner calls for building ‘safe havens’ campaign

The mother of a young girl who died from an asthma attack linked to air pollution is to demand action from the building engineering sector and politicians at an industry conference in November. Rosa Kissi-Debrah’s nine-year-old daughter Ella died in 2013 following three years of seizures and repeated visits to hospitals. She lived close to one of London’s most polluted roads and her case is the...

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Queen’s Speech good for construction, but misses mark on late payment, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed several positive initiatives for the construction industry announced by Her Majesty today as part of a Government’s proposed legislative agenda for the new parliamentary session. However, the Association expressed deep disappointment that a Bill to enact essential reforms to end poor payment practices in the construction industry...

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Conference to focus on ‘pivotal’ HIU performance

Heat Interface Units (HIUs) will play a pivotal role in the UK’s journey to a low carbon economy, according to industry experts. Two key parliamentary committees – Climate Change and Science and Technical - have identified the decarbonisation of heat as the country’s single biggest challenge in the transition to net zero carbon emissions and have urged wider adoption of heat networks. Heating...

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