Changes to cattle systems begin to bite

Although the subject of heat stress has been mentioned before, some of the predictable changes in cattle systems in the UK are beginning to bite on animal health and welfare.

The first change is that as cattle become more productive, they process more energy and need to dump more sensible heat to...

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New Secretariat begins work

The Association Management Company took over from Build UK at the beginning of July and has wasted no time in getting down to work.

Joe Chalk has been appointed as general manager and is overseeing the implementation of the association’s strategy and its day-to-day running.

He will be...

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Designing Steel Framed Buildings for Fire


I’m writing this article on the 4th anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, an event that shocked the entire nation and shone a much needed spotlight on the issue of fire safety in buildings. Of course there are several significant differences between a highrise residential block and a single...

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Stress, Design & Livestock

Stress is normal, and animals have evolved coping mechanisms that allow them to mitigate ‘normal’ pressures. The problem with stress is not its presence, but the duration. Our livestock systems have slowly evolved to manage the stress factors, and there is still progress to be made. The article below is a summary of...

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RIDBA Statement on Cold-Rolled Steel

Cold-rolled Steel – What is Going On?

RIDBA has spoken to a number of cold rolled steel suppliers with a view to gaining further insight into the situation of material shortages and price increases.

As you will be aware, the supply of these materials is currently a massive issue for the...

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Enter the RIDBA Building Awards!

RIDBA is delighted to be holding is biennial Building Awards on Thursday 9 September 2021 at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel. After a year of event cancellations and postponements, this much anticipated event will be a great opportunity for the rural and industrial industry to come together!

The RIDBA...

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Reverse VAT introduced on 1 March

Despite efforts from across the industry over the last month, the Reverse Charge VAT has now been introduced, effective 1 March 2021. This is a new way of collecting VAT from businesses that provide construction services within the scope of the CIS (Construction Industry Scheme), in an attempt to ensure the...

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