Saw blade and hand tool specialist, Starrett, is offering college tutors the chance to book a free, interactive day of tool demonstrations for apprentices training to become plumbers, electricians, carpenters or other contractors. Students and apprentices can take part in sessions relevant to their trade, furthering their understanding of and ability to use a range...Read more
A range of state-of-the-art products from AKW – UK market leader in accessible bathroom and kitchen solutions – are now building information modelling (BIM)-ready. This will enable them to contribute towards more predictable, faster andless costly projects, and produce less waste. Wendy Ryley, Group Product Director at AKW explained: “AKW is adding value by achieving BIM readiness for itsextensive product range, with everything from shower trays to electric showers being covered. By using BIM, projectscan be visualised early in the design process and designs can be modified before construction starts which saves time, effort and money. “BIM also allows the project team effectively to ‘construct’ the project in a virtual environment, practicing complicatedprocedures, enhancing designs and scheduling the procurement of materials, equipment and manpower.” BIM involves generating and managing digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of products. It isa collaborative process enabling design and construction teams, along with their clients, to share an approved digitalmodel of the building during its development. As well as offering enormous potential savings in time and costs, BIM also limits the need for alterations due toinformation loss....Read more
TfL re-awards asset maintenance contracts to Lanes Group Transport for London has re-awarded contracts to Lanes Group to maintain structure and drainage assets associated with the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly underground lines. The awards, made under Lot 3 of TfL's asset maintenance procurement process, means Lanes Group has retained all contracts currently held. Under TfL's new procurement regime,...Read more
Growth of manufacturer recognised at national design impact awards Sealant and adhesive manufacturer Polyseam has achieved the ultimate design accolade for the rebrand of its GRAFT product range. The Yorkshire-headquartered company and its branding agency The Engine Room were both presented with a gold design impact trophy at the glittering DBA Design Effectiveness Awards in London.