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UK water sector assessment shows that improvement is needed across the board

New Civil Engineer

An assessment of the UK’s water sector by Future Water Association, with input from over 100 stakeholders, shows that it needs improvement in all areas including asset health, sewers maintenance, innovation, research, leakage and more. The post UK water sector assessment shows that improvement is needed across the board appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Scammers offering fake RAAC surveys to worried householders

Construction News

Unqualified traders are cold calling households offering RAAC surveys, according to a leading consumer-protection organisation. Katherine Hart, lead officer for doorstep crimes, scams and consumer vulnerability at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), told Construction News that she had seen an increase in people claiming… The post Scammers offering fake RAAC surveys to worried householders appeared first on Construction News.

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Ivanhoe Line restoration will not extend to Leicester due to ‘significant infrastructure investment’ required

New Civil Engineer

Proposals for the redevelopment of the Ivanhoe Line will not see passenger railway reinstated all the way to Leicester, Network Rail has revealed. The post Ivanhoe Line restoration will not extend to Leicester due to ‘significant infrastructure investment’ required appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Additional funding announced for Parramatta Light Rail

Roads Online

An additional $200 million in funding has been announced for the second stage of the Parramatta Light Rail project in New South Wales. Parramatta Light Rail Stage Two will connect the Parramatta CBD to Sydney Olympic Park via the growing communities of Camellia, Rydalmere, Ermington, Melrose Park and Wentworth Point. The 10-kilometre extension will include 14 new light rail stops that will provide residents with a public transport link and unlock future housing growth.

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Switching to a Robust ERP Designed for Construction: 10 Essential Factors To Consider

For construction firms striving for operational excellence, the right ERP is a game-changer. Upgrading your construction ERP is essential for optimizing operations, enhancing decision-making, and driving growth. By downloading "10 Factors to Consider When Switching Your Construction ERP," you will learn: The importance of adaptability and scalability in ERP solutions.

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Early contractor involvement in coastal defence schemes is key to finding the best solution

New Civil Engineer

For many years, the UK government – and governments around the world - have been grappling with the effects of climate change. While not unique to the UK, last year we recorded the hottest day on record with temperatures soaring to 40°C in some parts… The post Early contractor involvement in coastal defence schemes is key to finding the best solution appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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SRE: Packing a punch

Roads Online

Specialised Roading Equipment’s new downscaled Telescopic Sprayer design is helping to prove that the best things do come in small packages. I dentifying gaps in the market. This has always been the goal and driving force behind New Zealand’s Specialised Roading Equipment (SRE). SRE itself was formed by a roading operator who saw a gap in the market, leading to the development of one of New Zealand’s first telescopic sprayers 23 years ago.

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5 Email Templates to Land Your Dream Job in Civil Engineering and Construction

Construction Placements

5 Email Templates to Land Your Dream Job in Civil Engineering and Construction Whether you're a fresh graduate or an experienced professional in civil engineering and construction, this blog post offers five email templates to help you secure that crucial job interview. The post 5 Email Templates to Land Your Dream Job in Civil Engineering and Construction appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Costain to work on 16 Severn Trent sites in £80M package

New Civil Engineer

Costain is set to use its environmental expertise to work on 16 sites in Severn Trent Water’s portfolio in a deal worth £79.83M. The post Costain to work on 16 Severn Trent sites in £80M package appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Common Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Pumped

Civil Engineer Blog

The septic tank connected to your home performs an important function. This tank is responsible for holding the waste produced by your home. Though most tanks can hold a significant amount of waste, there may come a time when you need that tank pumped. Before calling for professional septic service help though, you should consider […] The post Common Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Pumped first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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£50M West Midlands Metro extension to Wolverhampton now open

New Civil Engineer

Passenger tram services on the new West Midlands Metro extension in Wolverhampton city centre began yesterday, Sunday 17 September. The post £50M West Midlands Metro extension to Wolverhampton now open appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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The Ultimate Checklist for Choosing the Right Construction Management Software

Managing construction projects in disparate systems and spreadsheets is difficult due to numerous moving parts and diverse stakeholder needs. A dynamic, intuitive software solution is essential for everyone involved—owners, designers, engineers, Construction Managers, and General Contractors. Companies need a secure, centralized system to manage documents, scheduling, financials, and more.

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Embracing Change for Safer, Efficient Facilities

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Building Manuals: Embracing Change for Safer, Efficient Facilities The Building Confidence Report (BCR) In 2018, the Building Confidence Report (BCR) was tabled by State and Territory Building Ministers in response to concerns regarding building defects and cladding fires. One of its key recommendations was the need for comprehensive Building Manuals for commercial buildings.

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HSA launch a two week quarries inspection campaign

Plant & Civil Engineer

Ireland’s Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is carrying out a two week quarry safety inspection campaign, with the focus on safe machinery guarding and maintenance activities. This inspection campaign follows a May campaign which identified key safety areas of concern including inadequate machine guarding, lack of risk assessments for planned and unplanned maintenance, and lack of training in Permit to Work and Lock Out Tag Out systems. 25 Improvement Notices and 23 Prohibition Notices were issu

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Gucci grows its luxury presence in Dallas mall

CCR Magazine

Gucci has opened a 12,000-square-foot store at Dallas' NorthPark Center , its biggest location in Texas. The $8 million store replaces the luxury brand's former 7,820-square-foot location in the same center and includes features such as a private shopping area and an 800-square-foot Gucci kids boutique. CPP Luxury The post Gucci grows its luxury presence in Dallas mall first appeared on CCR-Mag.com.

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Bobcat employees volunteer for the benefit of their local communities

Plant & Civil Engineer

In recognition of its commitment to communities and sustainability across the globe, Doosan Bobcat employees and members of its leadership team have been celebrating the company’s support of nearly 100 organizations and municipalities through volunteer efforts to benefit the places where Bobcat employees live and work. On 12th September 2023, more than 1000 employees in 12 countries across Bobcat’s global footprint participated in company-organized projects, volunteering thousands of combined ho

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Boost Profitability: Invest in a Construction Software Platform Today

To maximize your construction firm's profitability with a construction-specific software platform, your firm will be able to streamline every aspect of your operations. By design, this next-generation solution should offer unified functionality, replacing outdated systems and providing key capabilities including job costing, contract development, resource planning, and more.

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Grocery Outlet betting on Vegas market

CCR Magazine

Grocery Outlet will open its first store in Las Vegas, officially marking the 450th location for the retailer. The fast-growing Emeryville, California-based discount grocer’s Las Vegas store will be located at 3890 Blue Diamond Rd., Ste. B. Winsight Grocery Business The post Grocery Outlet betting on Vegas market first appeared on CCR-Mag.com.

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Yanmar’s Green Challenge 2050

Plant & Civil Engineer

This year summer’s extreme weather has left few in doubt that the environment is under pressure. Helping turn the tide on climate change is everyone’s responsibility – including companies. Yanmar Compact Equipment is happy to play its part – and recently signed up to the Yanmar Green Challenge, a Yanmar Group initiative. With the northern hemisphere experiencing a summer of searing temperatures, extreme weather and rampant fires in 2023, the long-predicted consequences of a warming planet were p

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TRT’s quality transport solutions

Roads Online

Tidd Ross Todd has developed its range of transport solutions over multiple decades. Jeremy Carden, Trailer Sales, explains what sets these products apart from the rest. T idd Ross Todd (TRT) has specialised in the development and distribution of both cranes and crane trailers for more than five decades. Throughout this time, the company has experienced rapid expansion.

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Komatsu introduces Smart Quarry Site

Plant & Civil Engineer

Are you looking for a tool that can further improve the productivity and fuel efficiency of your quarry and heavy construction equipment? That will allow you to monitor and improve workplace safety in real time while reducing overall emissions on site? Komatsu Europe has announced its upcoming Smart Quarry Site all-in-one fleet management solution that gives you all this – and more!

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The Art of Contingency Planning: Dealing with Unforeseen Costs

Contingency planning is a strategic plan to allocate resources, time, and money if “all hell breaks loose” on a project. It considers risk mitigation and planning for a worst-case scenario.  Contingency planning in construction is necessary. You're expected to throw in a percentage to cover a contingency plan in your estimates but is it enough? There is an art to this type of planning and, if project leaders aren’t careful, a contingency plan could cost the company a lot more than lapsed deadlin

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New Focus On Forestry Driving Growth In Equipment Sector

Plant & Civil Engineer

Proof that forestry is gaining in importance – not just in its own right but in the spin-off benefits the sector brings to those engaged in it – is something that is becoming more evident across the board. Viewed in the abstract, forestry has become ‘big business’, spurred on by climate pressures and government policy. What was once viewed as a nice little earner for those with a bit of poor land, or those last-of-line family members inheriting land they wanted to keep but who don’t have the kno

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Health and safety campaign launched to help reduce workplace transport deaths

Plant & Civil Engineer

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has launched a safety awareness campaign called ‘Drive Danger Out’ to promote its ongoing inspection programme aimed at reducing the number of people killed or injured as a result of incidents involving workplace transport. The awareness campaign will include television and radio advertising, outdoor advertising across Northern Ireland, and social media messaging.