Yearly Archives: 2017

RIDBA Launches its First Industry Day!

Following the success of the RIDBA Building Awards which took place earlier this year, RIDBA is delighted to announce its flagship event for 2018. The RIDBA Industry Day will take place on Thursday 15 March 2018 at the Jaguar Experience in Castle Bromwich, near Birmingham. Members will hear from high-profile experts across...
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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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Wind Loading on Agricultural Buildings

All buildings and other external structures are subjected to wind loading which, over the 20 to 50 year design life of the building, may on occasion be sufficiently strong to cause damage to the cladding and even the building structure. It is therefore essential that this loading is properly accounted for during the design and...
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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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CITB announces Agenda for Change

As an industry training board (ITB), CITB is asked by the Secretary of State to show that it has continued support from the construction industry every three years – this is knowns as Consensus. With Consensus achieved, the Government can then authorise CITB to collect a construction levy from employers and invest it in the...
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HSE launches Go Home Healthy campaign

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) used its first ever annual conference on 18 September to launch a new occupational health awareness campaign, Go Home Healthy, aimed at a broad spectrum audience ranging from employers, managers and employees to industry sector bodies. Go Home Healthy is seen as an “umbrella” campaign, creating an...
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Farm Building Design and the Well-being of Livestock

RIDBA Technical Consultant, Dr Martin Heywood, looks into some of the key areas that should be addressed by building designers and farmers to improve the well-being of their livestock. Introduction It is essential that animal housing provides a comfortable, clean and dry environment, free from hazards and health risks. The design of the building and specification of...
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National Structural Steelwork Specification

The 6th Edition of the National Structural Steelwork Specification for Building Construction (NSSS) has now been released. The NSSS is the national standard for specifying structural steelwork for use in building. The 6th edition supersedes the 5th edition (CE Marking version) of the NSSS and tender documentation and construction contracts should be changed to reference the 6th edition...
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