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Events

Business Leads

NOVEMBER 9

New Construction Law and Policy

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

t 0171 801 6322

NOVEMBER 11-13

First World Congress of Granite in Architecture

This three-day conference will take place in Vigo, Galicia, northern Spain and is organised by GMA Events. The congress format will include group and plenary sessions with leading international architects and technical experts, informative technical visits, and a stimulating social and partner programme.

Bob Hudson

t 0171 245 6020

e-mail: gmaevents@btinternet.com

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 Mayfair, 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 1999

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 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

NOVEMBER 25

Low Energy Building Design

A two-hour seminar focusing on environmental design issues associated with the topic including the implications of forthcoming EU and UK regulations. Held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London W1N.

Ursula Garner

t 01923 664361

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