Travis Perkins fits e-forklifts with safety alert

Travis Perkins fits e-forklifts with safety alert
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Travis Perkins plc, a TDUK member and distributor of building materials, has fitted its latest batch of electric forklift trucks with what it describes as an industry-first ‘best in test’ sound alert, SIVAS, to improve safety for colleagues and customers in branch. A total of 1,200 forklifts across the Group...
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Green LOOP pallets to be RFID tagged
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The Pallet LOOP has announced that each reusable green pallet it produces and puts into the sector will be fitted with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag – a move that is set to generate huge amounts of data about the movement of pallets and associated building materials nationwide as...
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whole life carbon
What is a Whole Life Carbon Assessment?
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Do you understand Whole Life Carbon Assessments? This article, adapted from one of our new Timber Knowledge Sheets, introduces the basics of  WLCAs Incorporating low embodied carbon materials, such as timber, into a building’s design can make a significant contribution to the reduction of embodied carbon in the built environment....
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Embodied Carbon
Research Summary Proves Timber Is The Lowest Carbon Option
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Timber structural frames have lower embodied carbon than their equivalents in steel or concrete. That is one of several findings in the research paper Whole-life embodied carbon in multi-storey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures. Perhaps you already knew that was the case. But this research -  by Jim Hart,...
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future for Timber
Painting a Picture of the future for Timber
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With low-carbon construction now a global issue, policy makers around the world are looking to encourage more timber construction. TDUK looks at how the UK is shaping up, and what needs to be done to affect real change. Timber bodies across the UK have been hard at work promoting the...
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Scotts Timber Engineering awarded Carbon Footprint certification
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Scotts Timber Engineering has been awarded a Carbon Footprint certification from Go Climate Positive, a provider of carbon management and offsetting services. To date, Scotts is the only timber engineering business to receive a Go Climate Positive certification. This shows that Scotts is currently producing a third less carbon per...
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Measuring Carbon - Illustration
Calculating the performance of your building project
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If the built environment is to achieve its net zero carbon goals, it is essential we calculate performance in the same rigorous way across all building projects. We want the industry to be able to make meaningful comparisons and be able to learn from each other. To make this happen,...
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Why we must make the most of our timber
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The built environment has seen a significant shift towards a future where we work to minimise the impact of the construction industry on the natural world. This move from an "exploitative past of refining materials" to a future where we "cultivate our materials in collaboration with nature" was the focus...
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Building a circular economy with timber
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How do we evaluate the true cost of waste? And if we look beyond steel and bricks, can building materials such as timber help create a truly circular economy? A panel discussion at the recent Footprint+ exhibition, featuring TDUK Sustainability Director Charlie Law, investigated. Recycling and the circular economy was...
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Is mass timber the future of the workplace?
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The use of mass timber in the commercial sector has seen a recent flourishing in the UK, with increasing interest from investors. Here, some of the frontrunners in the industry explain why. Occupiers want healthy and sustainable workspaces Alex Dunn, research manager at Cromwell Property Group, has undertaken extensive research...
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