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CAB Diary 2017

cabOur next event is:

CAB Aluminium in Building Conference
The Slate, University of Warwick Science Park, Coventry,
4 October 2017

For further details
contact Justin Ratcliffe, Chief Executive or Julie Harley, Office Manager
at the CAB office on
01453 828851


cabSCHUECO UK has launched BlueCon, a hands-free smartphone-activated electronic locking system for domestic doors.
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KÖMMERLING has extended its PVCu/aluminium hybrid offering with a variant on its newly-launched System 76 platform.
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cabBack in the late 1960’s, Architect Richard Rogers designed and completed ‘22 Parkside’ with his then wife Su Brumwell.
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DUDLEY’S ALUMINIUM has secured a £1million contract with Sisk Contractors to help support the construction of the new £83million International Convention Centre Wales.
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cabHUECK has supplied its aluminium systems for Unite Olympic Way, a £50m, 699-bedroom student accommodation building.
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G 17 Awards

CUSTOMADE GROUP has become main event sponsor at the G17 Awards, which will be held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 17 November.
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Aluminium and PVC door and window manufacturer KAT has expanded its Macclesfield headquarters with a new office building.
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Five GQA Assessment Centres have become registered as CORGI FENESTRATION audit and qualification centres.
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STERNFENSTER has added the aluminium vertical sliding sash window, in a range of powder-coated colours, to its offering to Approved Installers.
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Internet / I.T.

A partnership between BRE and innovation-focused software solution provider Graitec is now providing companies with a smooth, end-to-end process for adopting BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification.
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cabTwo new Project Consultants have joined the rapidly expanding
UK division of
Aluprof Systems.

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The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers has made three new appointments to its head office team.
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cabCombining thermal efficiency with attractive slim sightlines, Senior Architectural Systems has widened the appeal of its popular PURe® SLIDE aluminium doors.
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cabBrighton Bi-folds used Jack Aluminium System’s shopfront system to create a bifold door and a bifold window at an upmarket fish and chip shop in Worthing.
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cabaïr has added a new ultra-slim minimal frame sliding door to its product range – the aïr 20SL.
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TWR TRADE FRAMES has added eternAL, a new bi-fold door to its portfolio.
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cabDoor hinge manufacturer SFS INTEC has implemented two new initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its Leeds HQ and production site.
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Curtain Walling

cabWorking up a sweat in York St. John University’s new state of the art sports centre is set to be a more comfortable experience thanks to a range of thermally-efficient fenestration solutions
from Senior Architectural Systems.
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Jackloc, the Queen’s Award-winning window and door restrictor supplier was once again special guest at Buckingham Palace.
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CMS WINDOW SYSTEMS has been formally presented with a Queen's Award for Enterprise.
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Over 50million metres of spacer bar a year to 22 countries around the world – THERMOSEAL officially gained royal recognition for its achievements.
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Glasstech Asia 2017, the 15th International Glass Products, Glass Manufacturing, Processing & Materials Exhibition will be take place on 22 – 24 November at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
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FIT Show organisers say exhibitors have already booked up 50% of the floor space for the next show in 2019, barely two months since the last show ended.
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CAB Aluminium in Building Conference
4 October 2017

Justin RatcliffeJustin Furness – CAB Technical Director

Focusing on two critical issues for our sector, digitalisation and offsite manufacture and the circular economy, the line-up of speakers at the CAB Aluminium in Building Conference on Wednesday 4 October 2017 (Booking details for members and non-members can be found here) includes representatives from three main contractors, a leading architecture practice and a renowned technical university, as well as representatives of key trade associations and a building product and construction consultancy.

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Who should attend:
System designers, operations managers, construction managers, technical managers, BIM coordinators, quality assurance managers, environmental managers, human resource managers from across the aluminium in building supply chain.

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Why you should attend:
Hear about the latest developments in digitalisation and offsite manufacturing and the circular economy, as relevant to the aluminium in building supply chain; ample opportunities to interact with the speakers, all leading industry practitioners and experts; networking with industry peers. Read More


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This Month's News

New homes hit nine-year high

The number of new home starts has hit the highest level since 2008, according to figures published by the Department for Communities & Local Government this week. Also this week, industry analyst Barbour ABI reported a six-year record £2.5billion contract value for housebuilding in July.

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P2P heroes say ‘help us hit £100,000’

The 12 women of the GM Fundraising Paddle2Pedal challenge returned tired but triumphant on Saturday and issued a new plea to the industry – to go on giving and help them to push the total raised past the £100,000 mark.

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Synseal agrees
refinancing deal

The Synseal Group says it has completed a refinancing with the support of current investors HIG and Proventus in the wake of its acquisition last year of the domestic manufacturing assets of Essex processor Village Glass.

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Confidence in New Builds Fall

The average new home in England will have to last 2,000 years if the sluggish rate of house building and replacement continues, the Local Government Association has warned.

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The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) was formed in 1994 by the
bringing together of three existing trade associations, the Architectural
Aluminium Association, the Patent Glazing Contractors Association and
the Aluminium Window Association, all of whom had been established for
well over 25 years. Our mission is to support the interests of the
architectural aluminium industry by encouraging the increasing use of
aluminium products in architecture and the construction industry as a
whole, to encourage quality and best practice, to set new technical
standards and protect members' business and contractual interest. In
addition we are driving forward the development of a national training
structure for the sector and have received major grants from the DTI to
assist in this activity.
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