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21 07, 2016

Dodowa, Hospital No.1 – Site Progress

July 21st, 2016|Categories: Reidsteel|

dodowa-hospitals-december-2015-newsletterSignificant progress continues to be made at the Dodowa District Hospital site with all internal and external works drawing to a close.

Rapid progress has also been made on the additional housing units and mothers’ hostel.

Equipment installation is ongoing across the various wards, with mains power now connected to the site.

Reidsteel are proud to have been involved with the supply of all of the buildings for the “Built To Care Ghana” project and continue to support the efforts of the NMS Infrastructure.

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29 09, 2014

Southampton Container Port Visit

September 29th, 2014|Categories: Reidsteel|Tags: , |

container-port-visitEmployees of REIDsteel recently visited Southampton docks for a tour of the container terminal hosted by DP World, who run the container port operations with its partner Associated British Ports (ABP) – They saw the continuing development of facilities at Southampton, including the new recently completed No 5 Berth, which can take the very largest container vessels in service anywhere in the world.

Between 70% and 80% of REIDsteel structures are exported through ports in the UK, such as Southampton.

The visitors from REIDsteel are all involved in the export of REIDsteel structures: despatch and shipping manager Ana Monti and despatch administrator Catherine Carey, who make the arrangements for export shipments and prepare export documentation; Ali Titcombe and Tim Cook from the commercial team; yard foreman Ian Hibbard, crane drivers Steve Marshall and Steve Frampton, who lead the loading of materials into the shipping containers at our factory in Christchurch; Luke Armes who travels to supervise off site loading activities.

REIDsteel’s shipping agents, Meachers Global Logistics were represented by Rob Lewis, Director for Freight Forwarding.

The group received a briefing on the activities of the port by DP World Southampton’s Commercial […]

22 07, 2014

Main Contractors getting too busy to co-ordinate all the trades?

July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Reidsteel|Tags: |

Many are reporting that  the construction industry is beginning to show signs of growth with more projects moving through planning and onto UK construction sites.

bbc.co.uk    constructionenquirer.com

The downturn had caused a reduction in managerial construction staff with main contractors stream-lining the number of directly employed quantity surveyors, estimators, project and contracts managers to ensure they stayed afloat in the recent tough times.

Inevitably, with experienced  staff retiring and others looking outside of the construction industry to find stable employment, the industry as a whole will struggle to meet the demands of rising workloads.

This is increasingly leading to quantity surveyors and projects managers overseeing a number of projects at once, making it even more important that they choose sub-contractors who can provide not only quality on site but also in their management and off site work.

At Reidsteel our clients have seen the benefits of working with us and have entrusted us with the design, supply and erection of steelwork and cladding and glazing time after time.

All projects undertaken by Reidsteel have a team of no fewer than 10 staff managing the project from […]

14 07, 2014

CE Marking and the Construction Industry – It’s the LAW

July 14th, 2014|Categories: Reidsteel|Tags: , |

What does it mean? 

The CE mark originally stood for ‘Communauté Européenne’ which is French for ‘European Community’ and gives you the confidence that the product complies with the relevant manufacturing standard for that product.

Seen it before?

We all take for granted, the CE marking symbol on our electrical goods around our home, the kettle in our kitchen, the TV in our lounge. We can still remember Trading Standards appearing on consumer programmes warning us to check for the CE mark on the toys we bought for our children.

 

 

Trading Standards now have a new regulation to enforce, the Construction Product Regulation (CPR).

What does the CPR say?

It states that if a construction product is covered by a harmonised standard (hEN) or European Technical Assessment (ETA) and forms part of a permanent structure within the European Union then that product MUST be CE marked.

It is not voluntary but a legal requirement throughout the construction supply chain.

Failure to comply could result in suspension notices, prohibition notices, fines or even imprisonment.

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