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The Return of the RIDBA Building Awards

The Return of the RIDBA Building Awards

The Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) has launched the RIDBA Building Awards for 2019. In what is a bi-annual event for RIDBA, the awards remain the highlight of the industry calendar, recognising innovation and excellence amongst members in the industrial and agricultural buildings industry. Entries are...
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Installation of Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays on Agricultural Buildings

Photovoltaic (PV) panels are becoming an increasingly common sight on buildings across the UK, as owners attempt to turn sunlight into cash while doing ‘their bit’ for the environment. Farm buildings are no exception, especially where electricity is required to power plant and processes within the building. If, however, the PVs are not installed correctly,...
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BCSA CRAFT Training – A New Apprenticeship Model for Structural Steelwork

Research carried out by The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) shows that many companies in the structural steelwork sector cannot gain access to apprenticeship training for core specialist roles, limiting the take-up of apprentices in small and medium sized companies. In response, BCSA has launched a new apprenticeship training programme that allows companies in the structural...
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Snow Loading on Agricultural Buildings

The United Kingdom is blessed with a fairly mild winter climate, but it is not uncommon for a significant snowfall to occur at least once every winter, bringing with it the usual transport chaos and school closures. In Scotland and North East England, heavy snow is more common and the problem increases with altitude. For...
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Jim Loynes Announced as Honorary Member

The RIDBA Board is delighted to award Honorary Membership to long-serving member, Jim Loynes, BSc (Hons) CEng MIAgrE . RIDBA Chairman, James Anthony said: "Jim’s commitment to the industry and RIDBA is second to none and he is thoroughly deserving of this honour." Jim first heard about the Farm Buildings Association (FBA) while at college when...
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B&CE Gathers Responses to Consultation on Occupational Health Framework

B&CE have been continuing to develop a new, simplified occupational health scheme that works for the construction industry. This summer, they consulted with the industry on the proposed framework, a three-year plan that clarifies the complex health and safety legislation that employers need to comply with. The framework was developed in collaboration with...
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GDPR Set to Transform Data Landscape

It’s nearly 20 years since the Data Protection Act came into force and since then, we have moved into a digital and social media age, with significant increases in data use, processing and storage. It is with these changes in mind that the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be implemented in the UK on...
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Successful Members’ Meeting

The last RIDBA Members’ Meeting took place at the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester and it was great to have such a good turnout despite the weather! Members were given an update on what RIDBA has been doing over the last few months and what plans were in place moving forward. RIDBA’s Technical Consultant, Martin Heywood...
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