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Machine learning speeds up search for new sustainable materials

Machine learning speeds up search for new sustainable materials

Researchers are looking for sustainable options, such as recyclable materials or biomass, to substitute the constituent materials in composites which are used in various applications including electrical and information technologies. Researchers from Konica Minolta and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan have developed a machine learning method to identify sustainable alternatives for […]

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CICV calls on Scottish Government to intervene on timing of planned UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark

CICV calls on Scottish Government to intervene on timing of planned UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark

The Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) is calling on the Scottish Government to intervene and help address concerns raised by Scottish construction businesses over the introduction of the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark. The unique trades organisation’s Post-Brexit and Trade Group has written to Business Minister Ivan McKee requesting assistance as CICV businesses grapple […]

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Scolmore appoints new technical engagement engineer

Scolmore appoints new technical engagement engineer

Scolmore continues to invest in its technical resource capability to meet the challenges of the evolving electrical industry and is delighted to announce the appointment of a highly qualified and experienced professional engineer to the company’s growing technical department. Taking up the role of technical engagement engineer with Scolmore is Tim Benstead, Chartered Engineer and […]

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Alex going for gold in Shanghai

Alex going for gold in Shanghai

National Electrotechnical Training (NET), organiser of the SkillELECTRIC competition, has congratulated electrician Alex Rendall following his selection to represent the UK at the WorldSkills 2022 event in Shanghai. Alex, who competed in SkillELECTRIC 2019 and completed his apprenticeship at Bridgwater & Taunton College, joins 38 other young people from various industries as part of ‘Team […]

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Legrand unveils latest CSR Roadmap

Legrand unveils latest CSR Roadmap

As part of its ongoing commitment to social and environmental causes, Legrand has unveiled its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) roadmap covering 2022 to 2024. The roadmap is built around four pillars. Together, the company will help the organisation reduce its carbon footprint, make advancements in diversity and inclusion, develop a circular economy and take […]

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ETIM UK advances the product data conversation at Digital Construction Week

ETIM UK advances the product data conversation at Digital Construction Week

ETIM UK continued to highlight its contribution to building safety during a panel discussion at Digital Construction Week 2022 recently. The expert panellists, representing both the building materials and electrotechnical sectors, discussed ‘The Golden Thread: the role of merchants, distributors and wholesalers’ and called for a more joined up approach to product data, possibly mandated […]

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Makita UK marks 50 years

Makita UK marks 50 years

Makita UK is celebrating 50 years of trading in the UK. With over 100 years of heritage and since entering the UK market in 1972, Makita UK has been at the forefront of innovation and delivered a wide range of high-quality, durable tools that tradespeople across the country can rely on to tackle any job. […]

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Industry leader Steve Murray becomes ECA President

Industry leader Steve Murray becomes ECA President

The new President of ECA, the UK’s leading engineering services trade association, is business leader and electrical engineer, Steve Murray. Steve jointly owns WT Jenkins Ltd, an electrical contractor based in Liverpool. Steve joined WT Jenkins Ltd in 2000 whilst undertaking a Higher National Diploma in electrical engineering. Six years later, he became co-owner of […]

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BEAMA releases tool to help heating installers explain new requirement in the Building Regulations to their customers

BEAMA releases tool to help heating installers explain new requirement in the Building Regulations to their customers

New regulations for existing homes mean that, from June 15th 2022, heating installers will be required to install thermostatic room controls when replacing a boiler. To support this change, industry experts from the BEAMA Heating Controls group have produced a short animation to explain the change to consumers, and to highlight the benefits of this […]

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Develop Training embarks on project to improve the quality of life for communities in Kenya

Develop Training embarks on project to improve the quality of life for communities in Kenya

Leading provider of Compliance, Technical and Safety training, Develop Training is embarking on a project that will help to change the lives of communities in remote and impoverished areas of Nakuru, Kenya. Partnering with Derby County Community Trust (DCCT), Develop Training will be sending three employees to Nakuru next month to develop utility systems that […]

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