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UK engineers urged to ‘Think ethics before action’

A new report, 'Engineering Ethics: maintaining society’s trust in the engineering profession', has been published ‘to ensure that ethical culture and practice become embedded in the engineering profession in the same way as health and safety considerations’.

Vaulted floor uses ‘75 per cent less concrete’

A new vaulted style of floor developed in the UK uses 75% less concrete than a traditional flat slab floor and could – the team that has developed it believes – help the construction industry reduce its carbon footprint.

NAADUK guidance ‘sets standard’ for ventilation hygiene sector

NAADUK (the National Association of Air Duct Specialists), says its new ‘comprehensive guidance document’, NAAD21, ‘sets the standard for the ventilation hygiene sector’.

Architectural practice boosts its Health Advisory team

Design and architectural practice, HKS, has appointed Julianne Ilebode-Akisanya (left) and Sophia Hami (right) as Health Advisory leaders and Vice-Presidents in its UK office.

Award-winning diabetes facility’s striking ‘curved lines’

The striking design of a new diabetes treatment facility at Hull Royal Infirmary has won its architects, Beverley-based Alessandro Caruso Architects, two international awards.

Architects confirmed for ‘landmark’ Leeds hospitals

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has confirmed Perkins&Will, led by Penoyre & Prasad with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, as designers of the two new hospitals on the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) site.

Major companies ‘largely failing’ Net Zero climate pledge test

The headline climate pledges of 25 of the world’s largest companies in reality only commit to reduce their emissions by 40% on average, not by 100%, as suggested by their ‘Net Zero’ and ‘Carbon Neutral’ claims, according to a new analysis.

Mobile laminar flow theatre for Shetland hospital

A partnership between one of the UK’s leading medical infrastructure providers and NHS Shetland will help hundreds of patients receive essential procedures delayed by the pandemic – including some never previously performed on the island.

Helping businesses manage small volumes of waste

Leading resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new service specifically designed to help businesses that produce small volumes of waste, which may include hazardous materials, to efficiently dispose of and treat it.

Airmec partnership with Southern Health continues

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has once again awarded its water hygiene services tender, to include water safety risk assessments and water sampling, to Airmec Essential Services.

NHSPS adds 40 new sites to ‘Open Space’ booking platform

NHS Open Space, a service launched by NHS Property Services (NHSPS), has welcomed 40 new sites to the booking platform, bringing the total number of sites to 190, with 1, 100+ rooms all available to book on a flexible, ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis.

Revolutionary’ £380 m UCLH proton beam facility completed

The new University College Hospital Grafton Way Building, a major new central London healthcare facility incorporating what the project partners dub a ‘revolutionary’ proton beam therapy centre, has been completed.

World-first’ ‘end-to-end’ safe needle destruction system

UK-based smart med-tech innovator, NeedleSmart, claims to have designed ‘the world’s first end-to-end vaccination and safe needle destruction system’.

Successful suppliers for £750 m Decarbonisation Framework revealed

Procurement organisation and social enterprise, Fusion21, has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its new £750 million Decarbonisation Framework.

‘Exceptional acoustics’ from canopies and baffles

UK manufacturer, Zentia, has launched what it dubs ‘a market-leading range’ of mineral ceiling canopies and baffles.

Newcastle engineers to support multi-million pound Kettering new-build

A firm of Newcastle engineers has won ‘a major six-figure contract’ to support the construction of a new multi-million-pound private hospital.

Offsite specialist wins its largest ever project

Premier Modular, a leading UK offsite specialist, has been awarded a £21 m contract to construct a new outpatient services building at King’s College Hospital in London.

Premium parking performance 'with affordability'

APT Skidata, the parking solutions business, has introduced a new parking solution which it says gives hospitals ‘a new way of delivering a hassle-free parking experience with high-quality, reliable technology on a monthly subscription’.

Work starts on twin catheter labs in Basingstoke

Modular construction specialist, Darwin Group, has started work on site to build two new catheter labs at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (see artist’s impression).

Community diagnostic centre within Beales store ‘a first’ for the NHS

The design team that developed the temporary NHS Nightingale emergency hospitals deployed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020 has overseen the completion of the first of 40 community NHS diagnostic centres opening in England.

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