Construction products

New construction products regulator will have strict enforcement powers

The government has also commissioned an independent review of previous construction product testing regimes. The review, which will report later this year, will cover any weaknesses in previous regimes and make recommendations on how to avoid abuse of the testing system. Health and safety law expert Kevin Bridges of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind […]

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Headlines – Anne Arundel County Capital Projects Recognized for Excellence in Construction Management

Annapolis, Maryland (January 28, 2021) – Three separate capital projects in Anne Arundel County have been recognized for outstanding construction management by the Construction Management Association of America. Brooklyn Park Senior Center, Ridgeway Sewage Pumping Station and Cpl. The Charles B. Butch Troyer Police Training Center received Project Achievement Awards for promoting professionalism and excellence […]

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COWI to Provide Construction Management Services for Anderson Dam Tunnel

COWI has been selected by the Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) to provide construction management services for the Anderson Dam Tunnel Project (ADTP). The tunnel is part of Valley Water’s plan to drain the reservoir for the Anderson Dam Seismic Modernization Project, which will strengthen the dam to safely withstand a strong earthquake. […]

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CPA to launch consultation on post-Grenfell code for construction products | New

The Construction Products Association (CPA) is launching a consultation on a new code that aims to set the benchmark for how construction products are marketed. The CPA is seeking industry-wide comment on its Construction Product Information Code (CICC), which was drafted following testimony during the ongoing public inquiry into Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. It […]

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Professor Jason Trembly receives $ 1 million in grants for sustainable building materials

Jason Trembly (back left), Yahya Al-Majali, doctoral student in mechanical engineering (back right), Dr. Damilola Daramola, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at OHIO (front left), and Clive Chirume, alumnus who has collaborated with the team (front right). The US Department of Energy recently announced $ 8.7 million in grants to “Develop Emerging Carbon-Based […]

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National building products regulator set up to ‘build safer homes’ following Grenfell disclosures

Building security James moore The creation of a new national building products regulator was announced by UK Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick on January 19 in response to revelations from the Grenfell Inquiry that manufacturers are knowingly ignoring safety regulations. The regulator “will have the power to withdraw from the market any product presenting a significant […]

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Great Business Schools publishes national ranking of masters programs in construction management

RALEIGH, North Carolina, January 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Business Schools (https://www.greatbusinessschools.org/), a free online guide that guides students from deciding to attend business school through to application and acceptance, published four 2021 rankings of the best masters in construction management programs in the United States: 25 Best Masters in Construction Management for 2021 […]

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Government to set up new national regulator for construction products

An independent national construction products regulator is expected to be established following damaging revelations in the Grenfell Inquiry that highlighted allegations of professional misconduct deeply troubling to all. This follows testimony from the Grenfell Inquiry which brought to light the dishonest practices of some manufacturers of construction products, including deliberate attempts to thwart the system […]

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New regulator to guarantee the safety of construction products

A new regulator for building products has been created to ensure that materials used to build houses are manufactured safely The construction products regulator will have the power to withdraw from the market any product presenting a significant risk to safety and to prosecute any company that flouts product safety rules. This follows recent testimony […]

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Creation of a new regulator to guarantee the safety of building materials

National regulator put in place to ensure homes are built from safe materials Action taken as Grenfell inquiry finds manufacturers ignored safety rules An independent review will look at flaws in the system and recommend how to prevent abuse Residents will be protected through the establishment of a national regulator that will ensure the materials […]

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Government announces new regulator for construction products | New

A new regulator put in place to monitor the safety of various construction products was announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick. The regulator of construction products will have the power to withdraw from the market any product presenting a significant risk to safety and to prosecute any company that flouts product safety rules. Jenrick said […]

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Building material prices climb as lumber rebounds

the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Producer Price Index report for December 2020. It showed that the BLS price index for building materials and components rose 0.8% from November, corrected seasonal variations. It was 5.2% higher than its level a year earlier. Overall prices of processed products for intermediate demand increased by 1.5%. […]

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Genda wins $ 300,000 grant for construction management automation

Israeli Construction Management Company Genda Expands Development of New Construction Asset Tracking Software Israel – Colorado Innovation Fund is an early stage US venture capital fund that leads investment rounds in ambitious Israeli entrepreneurs and helps them access industries in the United States. Innosphere Ventures, Colorado’s leading technology incubator, is an ICI Fund partner and […]