Monthly Archives: May 2007

Your actions – I’m taking a break

I am off for a week so no posts or news items for a while.  In the meanwhile however two actions 1. The Construction Best Practice Club steering group meet on the 6th June to plan the next half of … Continue reading

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LCBPC Events Update

Once again we have had to shift events to avoid clashes and to enable better timing with other events and programmes in the North West The Bidding to Win event will be moved to later in the year. Those who … Continue reading

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under construction – The Energy White Paper –

The dust is still settling on yesterdays Energy White Paper, with Nuclear plans making the headlines, but the paper contained much more…. There will be plenty of commentaries on the Paper, but, apart from the huge infrastructure projects planned, the … Continue reading

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Health and safety in public sector construction procurement

HSE have now published their study that looked at health and safety issues in public sector construction procurement. The broad aim of the research was to provide an evidence-based assessment of how well the public sector in England, Scotland and … Continue reading

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Building Houses or Creating Communities?

Despite the governments good intentions residents risk missing out on sustainable communities in the push to get houses built quickly. In its role as sustainable development watchdog, the Sustainable Development Commission has undertaken its first thematic review. The report is … Continue reading

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Waste Not

The Governments Waste Strategy Review, to be released this week, is expected to propose a doubling in waste recycling targets by 2020. The targets will include more action against fly-tipping, bans on sending recyclable material to landfill, increases in landfill … Continue reading

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Big Foot (prints)

Toronto Mayor David Miller announced that his city would be using a tool, called Zerofootprint Toronto, to calculate carbon  emissions for the city’s 50,000 employees this July. While personal carbon calculators are all the favour across the web, the unveiling … Continue reading

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