Monthly Archives: September 2014

Autumn Seminar – Have you booked yet?

Written on September 24, 2014 at 10:03 am, by

Alex has a Moment of Weakness…

Written on September 10, 2014 at 9:53 am, by

IDE Member Alex Hadden MIDE has agreed to do the Saltmarsh Challenge, a gruelling 2 days (4th & 5th October) and 75 miles of walking across the wilderness that is Essex…! Alex has been a member of the IDE since 2004 and is the Safety, Health & Environment Director for Brown and Mason Ltd.  Alex and  Continue Reading »

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment

Written on September 8, 2014 at 12:54 pm, by

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment is pleased to announce its 3rd Inquiry, which will look at the problems caused to the UK by flooding and examine the potential for greater mitigation of these problems and significantly improving flood resilience including the potential for adaptation to changing environmental pressures. The  Continue Reading »

Full house at the Building Our Future Industry, Fast Forward 2050: Construction – CIC BIM2050 Group Conference

Written on September 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm, by

Scott-James Ely, Skills & Employment Strategy Manager for HS2 and Andrew Wolstenholme, Chief Executive of Crossrail provided key note speeches at the  Construction Industry Council’s BIM2050 Group’s Building Our Future Industry, Fast Forward 2050: Construction conference, hosted by KPMG at their Canary Wharf offices today. Some 150 professionals representing every facet of the construction arena  Continue Reading »

HSE recommended to keep FFI

Written on September 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm, by

A report produced for the Health & Safety Executive has concluded that its ‘fee for intervention’ scheme is a good thing and has not changed the behaviour of enforcement officers. The report, described by HSE as ‘independent’, essentially concludes that the revenue-generating scheme should be retained as it works and there is no alternative. The  Continue Reading »

Electoral Reform Services to administer the Council of Management Election 2014 on behalf of the IDE

Written on September 4, 2014 at 9:08 am, by

The Electoral Reform Services will be administering the Council of Management Election 2014 on behalf of the Institute of Demolition Engineers.  You will receive an email with information on how to nominate and vote around the 17th September, please make sure you keep a look out for this email and ensure that your IDE emails  Continue Reading »

CIC BIM2050 Group publishes Built Environment 2050: A Report on our Digital Future

Written on September 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm, by

The BIM2050 group, which was formed by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in September 2012 and comprises 18 young construction professionals under the Chairmanship of David Philp, Head of BIM, HM Government UK BIM Task Group, has today published its much anticipated Built Environment 2050:  A Report on our Digital Future. The report is available  Continue Reading »

Peter Hansford, Jane Duncan and Peter Runacres among mentors at CIC 2050 Speed Mentoring event at Argent

Written on September 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm, by

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) 2050 Group’s second speed mentoring event, hosted by Argent at its King’s Cross office in Central London last night, was enthusiastically attended by mentors and mentees from across the construction sector. Mentors included Peter Hansford, Chief Construction Adviser; Jane Duncan, (next President RIBA); Anthony Peters and Peter Runacres (Argent LLP);  Continue Reading »

Founder of the British Safety Council, James Tye, is remembered by the BBC’s One Show

Written on September 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm, by

James Tye, the founder of the British Safety Council and who passed away in 1996, has been brought roaring back to life in a BBC One Show feature about his campaign efforts to improve safety in Britain, presented by John Sergeant. The programme, marking the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974),  Continue Reading »

NDTG Launch the NFDC Demolition Academy

Written on September 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm, by

The NDTG have created a new group on Facebook – NFDC Demolition Academy this has been set up to inform, educate and welcome the next generation to the demolition industry. If you are delivering courses/NVQs to new/existing operatives that you mention this group? Please encourage them to join. Further information regarding the Academy should be directed  Continue Reading »