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CONCRETE ASSURANCE FOR BUILDING FIRE SAFETY

A new guide outlining how concrete construction is best placed to meet the requirements of the Building Safety Regulator has been published by the British Association of Reinforcement (BAR).

The Building Safety Regulator is the Building Control Authority for higher-risk buildings. This includes buildings that are at least 18 metres in height or at

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Fusion21 names suppliers appointed to £346 million Building Improvements Framework

Procurement experts Fusion21 has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Building Improvements Framework worth up to £346 million over a four-year period.

Following a competitive tender process, a total of 70 specialist firms – 74% being SMEs, have secured a place on the framework which has been developed to support public sector

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Circular Economy in action: New PFA replacement can significantly decarbonise UK cement production

L to R: Innovative Ash Solutions Director Robert Green; Built Environment – Smarter Transformation’s (BE-ST) Head of Sustainability Programme Jennifer Smart; and Zero Waste Scotland Built Environment Manager Stephen Boyle

Lanarkshire-based Innovative Ash Solutions (IAS) has launched a new environmentally-friendly replacement for pulverised fly ash (PFA), a key but increasingly scarce ingredient used

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