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Infrastructure tsar calls for Government policy and planning reset

Britain’s infrastructure tsar Sir John Armitt is calling for a Government reset on decision-making if the country is to deliver vital energy, transport and other key networks over the next 30 years. The head of the National Infrastructure Commission said the time had come to make good decisions at pace and end a stop/start approach […]

Two new sections for the Construction Health and Safety Manual

The CIP Construction Health and Safety Manual has a new section entitled Building Safety that includes two sub-sections:- Building Safety Act Supports and Fixings Billed as ‘the biggest improvement to building safety in 40 years’, the Building Safety Act is a very important piece of legislation which provides both a regime for generally improving building […]

The BESA Podcast Net Zero Series

BESA the UK’s leading trade body for Building Engineering Services has published the first episode in their Net Zero Series in collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric. This first episode hears from Chris Skidmore OBE, Chair of Independent Government Review on Net Zero. His ‘Mission Zero’ review, which was published in January, made 129 recommendations for delivering […]

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World’s first net zero-emissions cement production trial starts

Production trials are starting on the world’s first commercially available zero-emissions cement. The process developed at Cambridge University combines scrap steel recycling with cement clinker production. It uses recycled concrete as a flux rather than limestone. Over the planned two-year trial period, the Cement 2 Zero project will investigate both the technical and commercial aspects […]

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CIP Environmental Manual Updates – December 2020

The CIP Environmental Manual amendment packs have been sent out to all subscribers. The latest update to the CIP Construction Environmental Manual includes the following: A separate page is included identifying some of the temporary arrangements made in environmental regulation as a result of the current (COVID –19) pandemic, as well as information on the […]