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Indrustry urged to improve low carbon skills

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altOn International Women’s Day, CITB is calling on construction professionals to follow the lead of 2013 Women in Construction Green Leadership Award winner Isabel McAllister, and gain the right skills to succeed in low carbon construction.

Ms McAllister, Sustainability Director at Mace, has herself taken advantage of CITB training and qualifications in the past, and underlines the role environmental efficiency has to play in construction.

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Solid Wood Solutions and Fabric First events hailed a great success

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altThe National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham was the location for two recent major events in the construction calendar - Solid Wood Solutions and the Fabric First Event. Held over two days, the back-to-back conferences and exhibitions were truly an international affair with high profile speakers presenting inspirational case studies from across the globe.

Pioneering European manufacturers including; Wiehag, MM Holz, Mathis, Hess Timber and Wehmeyer, presented informative case studies at Solid Wood Solutions, showcasing iconic buildings and structures from around the world, including the Ice Mall in Eilat, the French Patents Office in Paris, the Anaklia Pedestrian Bridge in Georgia and the Inzell Speed Skating Stadium, Germany.

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Huairou focuses on environmental renovation

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altIn 2013, Huairou District will invest 500 million yuan (US$80.06 million) in 55 environment projects in order to improve its overall levels of urban and rural environment, according to the 2013 Huairou Environmental Meeting on February 17.

By the end of 2013, the main venue of Yanqi Lake ecological demonstration zone will be put into use and will serve as the venue of huge international meetings. Huairou District government launches the four aspects of environment construction and decided this year as the year of environment renovation to make the environment of the district good enough for the venue.

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Land bank plans first demolition

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altMonths after it started, the Franklin County land bank will begin its mission to eradicate abandoned buildings by tearing down a mold-infested Far East Side apartment complex.

The land bank, which incorporated in April, hired a construction manager on Friday to oversee demolition projects approved by the bank’s board. The manager’s first job will be to demolish the vacant 55-unit apartment complex in Madison Township that has sat crumbling for almost a decade.

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Kilgallioch wind farm scheme approved

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altThe Scottish government has approved plans for a 96-turbine wind farm on the border between Dumfries and Galloway and South Ayrshire.

It said Scottish Power Renewables' Kilgallioch project near New Luce could meet the energy needs of more than 130,000 homes.

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