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Diary: whats on

Business Leads

NOVEMBER 16-18

Composites and plastics in construction

BRE is partnering with the RAPRA to organise an international conference on composites and plastics in construction, to be held at BRE in Watford. The aim is to raise awareness of the advantages of using plastics and composite material. It will also cover the construction process and field applications, structural performance and durability, the environment agenda and the way forward.

Angela Mondair

t 01923 664775

NOVEMBER 23

New Scottish Construction Law and Policy

The White Paper Conference Company is holding a one-day conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on how to manage construction disputes effectively and keep ahead of all new government initiatives.

t 0171 801 6322

NOVEMBER 24

Introduction to PFI

The Construction Industry Council is hosting a half-day workshop at ABS Consulting, in London, on the Private Finance Initiative. The workshops will aim to achieve a level of quality and value that will make it a definitive source of training and information for all participants. It will also provide delegates with a half-day basic introduction to the mechanisms and possibilities of PFI.

Paul Pearce

t 0207 378 0006

E-mail: ptpearce@absconsulting.uk.com

NOVEMBER 24

Testing for Moisture in Building Elements

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association is holding a one-day conference at the Royal Society of Medicine, in London, on the testing for moisture in building elements.

t 0171 222 1708

Enquiries@ciria.org.uk

NOVEMBER 24

Design and Build Contracting

A one-day course to be held at the Industrial Relations Services, in London. It will examine some of the key issues affecting design and build contracts including payment and deductions, compensation events, assignment and sub-contracting, warranties, step-in rights, termination and dispute resolution.

t 020 7420 3500

NOVEMBER 24-25

Rail Traction '99

IQPC is hosting a two-day event at the Cafe Royale, Piccadilly, London, that will be looking at issues such as the scope and capability of the new train packages and who is setting the global reliability benchmarks.

t 0171 430 7300

E-mail: traction@iqpc.co.uk

NOVEMBER 26

National Access & Scaffolding Confederation Annual Conference

The NASC is hosting its annual conference at the Stakis Metropole Hotel in Brighton. Speakers will include Tony Merricks, chairman of the DETR's working group on cowboy builders, Sandra Caldwell, the HSE's head of construction, and Movement for Innovation chairman Alan Crane.

t 0207 608 5095

NOVEMBER 26

Low Energy Building Design

The BRE is holding a one-day seminar at the Royal Institute of British Architects on environmental design issues. It will aim to provide an insight into the new low energy technology that is coming on to the market and the design implications of forthcoming EU and UK regulations.

Ursha Garner

t 01923 664361

NOVEMBER 30

The Construction Order in Northern Ireland

The Industrial Relations Services is holding a one-day conference featuring a mock adjudication. Chair and keynote presentation will by Rudi Klein, barrister and chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors Group.

t 0207 420 3500

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 2

Railtex '99

The fourth international exhibition of railway equipment, systems andservices, to be held at Earl's Court 2, London, over three days. Exhibitor profile includes suppliers of rail infrastructure products, services and technology.

Marilyn Perry

t 01707 275641

DECEMBER 1-2

Debt Recovery in the County Court

Benchmark Business Training is holding a one-day training course on the new procedures for debt recovery through the County Courts in the London Embassy Hotel on December 1 and the Gatwick Forte Posthouse Hotel on December 2.

t 01202 300377

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