Students swapped the classroom for our workshops on a special visit to our headquarters with Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and our local MP Chris Chope. The 17-strong party from the Twynham and the Grange schools – both local to our premises in Christchurch, Dorset – were joined by our Managing Director Simon Boyd, Chairman Tim Reid and DCCI chief executive Ian Girling as well as Portfolio Holder for Economy at Christchurch Borough Council Vicki Hallam.
We were delighted to welcome the pupils and their head teachers for a visit after we sponsored both schools to become members of DCCI’s trailblazing Young Chamber Programme to link business and education.
The pupils […]
Dodowa, Hospital No.1
The new Shai Osudoku District hospital in Dodowa is flourishing!
According to the new hospital management system, there have been almost 19000 visits, with over 1800 of those being admitted, while the maternity department has seen over 160 births.
The walkways across the site have progressed well and are now waiting delivery of the roof sheets for completion, while the emergency generators and associated fuel tank have been installed.
Terrezzo work surfaces and counters continue to be constructed within the residences and nursing stations, creating a superior finish to the kitchen areas of the residence and ward areas.
External landscaping works have progressed well with grassed and planted areas across the majority of the site, as well as the commencement of maintenance.
Significant 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.
Employees 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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) […]