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Desco embarks on innovative new project with Rathfinny Estate

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Award-winning mechanical and electrical building services engineering consultancy, Desco, has started work on the development of a specialist accommodation project at England’s largest and most environmentally friendly winery, the Rathfinny Estate.

As work on the 1200 ton winery in the South Downs moves further forward, the estate is preparing to welcome the first round of seasonal workers from September 2014, all of whom will be housed at the brand new on site accommodation. Desco has been commissioned to provide design and consultancy services for the entire Rathfinny development, alongside award-winning East Sussex based Architect Anthony Sherwin and designer Martin Swatton, with further Architectural design by Design Cubed.

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SPSenvirowall filled with industry optimism

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altSPSenvirowall left with a sense of industry optimism after a successful trip to Ecobuild, the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment.

The external wall insulation system designer and supplier created an innovative green grocer stand to tie in with the impending Green Deal, creating a fresh approach to the industry.

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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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