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Construction firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

A Glasgow-based construction company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he was crushed under nearly two tonnes of plasterboard. Stuart McNaught, a joiner for William Fulton Building Services Ltd, was putting up plasterboards inside an extension at a house in Cochno Road East, Duntocher, when the incident […]

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Tyco completes acquisition of First Choice Facilities

21 November 2014 Fire protection and security company Tyco has announced the acquisition of First Choice Facilities Limited (FCF). The purchase of the UK-based fire safety and security business will play “an integral role” in Tyco’s continued focus on fire detection, says the company. With more than 20 years’ experience, FCF Limited provides design, installation, […]

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MIT professor encourages more strategic collaboration in clusters

20 November 2014  The socialisation in co-working spaces and business clusters should not be left to simple “serendipity”, but be organised in a more strategic way, Professor Mike Joroff told a conference this week. Joroff, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, told delegates at the Worktech conference that the […]

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Novus scoops housing deal

21 November 2014 Property maintenance and refurbishment specialist Novus Property Solutions has secured a contract to provide pre-paint repairs and painting services to about 2,000 properties owned by housing provider Flagship in East Anglia. Novus is a national firm that has more than 30 regional offices, including one in Cambridge. About 40 highly trained Novus […]

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Former stadium at Don Valley will be transformed by BAM

21 Nov, 2014 BAM Construction is to build a £14 million school on the site of the former Don Valley athletics stadium in Sheffield. The contractor, which has offices in Leeds, will create the facility for 1,200 pupils aged two to 16. The single building will feature a four-storey secondary school, a two-storey primary […]

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Hacking major threat to driverless vehicle adoption

Attacks by hackers are one of the biggest threats to the widespread adoption of driverless or semi-autonomous vehicles, the IET’s cyber-security lead says. Software systems must become far more reliable before the public and the Government can have confidence in vehicles that are largely computer controlled warned Hugh Boyes at the launch of an IET […]

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China could shutdown critical US infrastructure, says NSA chief

China may have the capability to remotely shut down the computer systems of US power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, the head of the NSA has told politicians. “Probably one or two” other countries were believed to have the same capabilities, NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers told the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, adding […]

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£3.2bn engine order to help Rolls-Royce through lean years

Engineering giant Rolls-Royce has signed a £3.2bn deal with Delta Air Lines to supply engines for 50 new Airbus aircraft. The deal, coming shortly after the announcement that 2,600 workers would be made redundant mostly in Rolls-Royce’s aerospace division, is hoped to at least partially offset the falling profits caused by defence spending cuts. Under […]

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