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15 August 2001
By the end of the year proposals should be in place for Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) for conservation. And Historic Scotland intends to insist that craftsmen hold them if they are to...
15 August 2001
Telford Conference...
15 August 2001
There were 3,789 company insolvencies in England and Wales in the second quarter of this year. That was 2.6% more than in the previous quarter and 9.3% more than in the same period a year ago.However...
 
15 August 2001
Construction orders in the second quarter of this year fell from the heights of January-March, which was the busiest quarter for three years.Second quarter orders were 16% lower than those of the...
15 August 2001
The organisers of CarraraMarmotec, the Italian stone fair in Carrara held at the beginning of June, say the number of visitors this year, in spite of competition from the bigger two-yearly German...
15 August 2001
The Prince of Wales, through the Prince\'s Foundation, is offering scholarships of up to £5,000 each to allow those already involved in the building trades to develop their skills in traditional...
15 August 2001
The Dry Stone Walling Association has awarded a Certificate of Merit in the landscaping category of its acclaimed Pinnacle Award Scheme for an unusual dry stone sculpture built at Clent,...
15 August 2001
Best practice guides written for both specifiers and contractors have been published by the Masonry Support Information Group (MSIG).This group, whose members include stainless steel fixings...
15 August 2001
Hanson Bath & Portland have installed a £30,000 dust extraction unit at the Keynsham masonry works in Bristol they bought from the receivers appointed by Drings of Bath.
15 August 2001
Automated Stone Machinery (ASM), the UK manufacturers of computerised stone cutting and sawing equipment, will be exhibiting for the first time at the StonExpo exhibition at Fort Lauderdale this year...
15 August 2001
Work-related deaths increased 34% to 295 last year, 106 of them in the construction industry. The number of major injuries, however, fell by 4.7% to 27,935.Most of the fatalities were caused by falls...
15 July 2001
St Nicholas at Wade Church on the Isle of Thanet, dating back to the 12th century and containing exceptionally high quality medieval carvings echoing decorations in Canterbury Cathedral, represented...
15 July 2001
A Stone Federation Great Britain Stone in the City seminar is to be held in conjunction with the next Natural Stone Show (5-7 March 2002).The show is being held at the new ExCeL exhibition centre, in...
15 July 2001
Two new exhibitions are planned for this year. Salvo, the organisation for reclaimed architectural materials, are holding a one day event at the Royal Agricultural Show Ground in Stoneleigh,...
15 July 2001
A range of sponsorship opportunities are being made available at the Natural Stone Show...

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