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Kier secures second Nightingale hospital

Kier has been chosen to deliver its second Nightingale Hospital project, transforming a conference and exhibition centre in Bristol into a coronavirus treatment facility.

By transforming the University of the West of England conference centre, Kier will provide North Bristol NHS Trust with additional beds and facilities, to cater for up to 1,000 patients.

Birmingham Nightingale in one week

Interserve is on track to open the 500-bed Birmingham Nightingale hospital to patients on Friday.

In a phenomenal effort, 400 Interserve staff and subcontractors, with help from 60 Ghurkas, worked around the clock to complete the project in one week. And this was achieved in line with the social distancing guidelines set out by the Government.

Left with Unexpected Free Time, Architectural Photographers Catch Up and Plan Ahead

In the United States, more than 300 million people in at least 42 states have been directed to stay home to fight the spread of COVID-19; across the globe, that figure stretches into the billions. While some are fortunate to be able to work from home, architectural photographers are not; being out and about is embedded into the very DNA of their work. With most construction brought to a standstill and photo shoots postponed indefinitely, many photographers are facing an unexpected break in their usual pace. RECORD spoke with 10 professionals who shared the ways they are using that time.

Contractors urged to support suppliers and keep cash flowing

Companies that delay payments to suppliers during the coronavirus pandemic should remember one thing: what goes around, comes around

Industry leaders have issued a thinly veiled warning that anyone looking to play hardball in the current circumstances will find their reputation totally trashed by the time this is all over. This is no time to play heavy or get legal, they warn.


It’s clear that coronavirus has impacted all our lives, with employees working from home where possible and lots of people already in self-isolation. But what does this mean for property transactions?

Industry Backs Global Lifting Awareness Day, #GLAD2020

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is driving Global Lifting Awareness Day on 9 July 2020.

LEEA members and the wider lifting community, from manufacturers to end users, have taken to social media to spread the word about raising standards throughout the industry and at the point of use, using the #GLAD2020 hashtag.

DANGEROUS DIY: THOUSANDS of Brits Are Turning to THESE Tasks During Lockdown

  • Brits’ favourite DIY project, with 62,310 searchesevery month, is building their own tables
  • 71%are aiming to complete DIY projects during lockdown, with 32% having already begun
  • Reupholstery is the second most popularDIY task with over 49,000 searches
  • 36% of Brits have had a DIY disaster, with the most common injury from contact with a power tool

Yourkeys Helps Housebuilders During Crisis, with Free Digital Sales System

Yourkeys have just closed their latest funding round of £2.9Mbringing the total investment to £6.3M in three years. Their real-time transactional and data platform is used by housebuilders and estate agents to rapidly accelerate the property sales process whilst giving all stakeholders visibility of the transaction in real-time.  They recently hit the headlines for both achieving the UK’s first fully digital transaction and then a stream of sales reaching exchange of contracts in just 7 days.

Transformer Replacement Epitomizes Reynolds’ Use of Hydra-Slide Fleet

Reynolds Transfer and Storage used Hydra-Slide hydraulic skidding equipment to complete the removal and replacement of a transformer at a utility company in its home city of Madison, Wisconsin recently.

The multifaceted project involved removal of the existing 237,000-lb. (118.5-ton) transformer, which was installed by Reynolds in 1984, and installation of a 170,000-lb. (85-ton) replacement, which was redundant but in working order at another site. Integral to safe completion were a 300-ton capacity HT300 heavy track hydraulic skidding system and a 10 ft. x 10 ft., 500-ton capacity turntable, both chosen for their lightweight and suitability to the substation environment. A telehandler was utilized for moving equipment around the site.