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Important Changes to CE Marking in Great Britain

At 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve 2020, the UK left its transition period with the European Union (EU) and ended its membership of the EU’s Single Market. With the completion of this Brexit milestone, the UK no longer has to comply with EU regulations, including the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), although for...

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History Lessons

My head hurts and my heart sinks.  Nothing to do with sport or politics, but a bulging email collection of data and images of new buildings where animal health is in trouble.  How do we manage to get it so wrong sometimes, when we have so much information at our fingertips?  Or is that the major problem? That...

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NSSS 7th Edition

NSSS 7th Edition

The National Structural Steelwork Specification (NSSS) has been a familiar fixture on the desks of steelwork fabricators’ engineers and workshop supervisors since its introduction in 1989.  The most recent incarnation of this bible of structural steelwork, the 7th edition, has recently been published by the BCSA with important implications for RIDBA members.  The...

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Selecting the Correct Steel Grade

Steel is a remarkably versatile construction material and has so many uses within modern agricultural and industrial buildings.  In addition to the structural frames, which are usually made from hot-rolled carbon steel, galvanized cold-formed steel is often used for the purlins, cladding rails and the roof and wall cladding, while steel bolts hold the structural elements together and reinforcing...

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Book Now for RIDBA Industry Day 2021

Due to COVID-19, this year's RIDBA Industry Day was postponed. However, we are delighted to announce that the Industry Day has been rescheduled!

RIDBA Industry Day 2021 will be held on Thursday 22 April in Abbey Hotel, Malvern, which is an ideal venue to adhere to social distancing requirements....

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Energy-saving Opportunities for Pig Farmers

Efficiently run livestock housing is key to productivity, health, welfare and, ultimately, the success of the industry. Proficiently balancing inputs and outputs places some businesses ahead of others and creates more resilience in navigating through the uncertainty of the future while we live through these unprecedented times.

In 2019, English...

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