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Potential Use Of Toxic Substance In Clean Sterile Facilities

Posted on September 23, 2016at 11:45 am

Keelagher Okey Klein have recently been contacted by a third party advising us about the potential use of a toxic substance which may be being commonly used  to achieve radiused corners during the installation of sheet vinyl in clean sterile areas such as clean air rooms, aseptic suites, operating theatres, pharmacies etc etc. The detail of […]

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Completion Of £55Million New University Arts Facility

Posted on September 21, 2016at 9:38 am

The University of Salford’s £55m New Adelphi Building opened its doors this week for the start of the academic year. Keelagher Okey Klein provided Principal Designer and CDM Advisor services on the 160,000 sq ft eight-storey building at Peel Park campus. The state of the art facility will be the new home for many of […]

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Works Complete on Norton Priory

Posted on August 26, 2016at 8:00 am

Keelagher Okey Klein provided Principal Designer and CDM Advisor services on the recently completed £4.5m project to redevelop and extend Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in Cheshire. The project was designed by Buttress and constructed by HH Smith & Sons. The 47-acre historic site contains the remains of a 12th century abbey complex and an […]

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Cladding Contractor Facing HSE Asbestos Probe

Posted on August 25, 2016at 9:50 am

Construction Enquirer reports that the UK division of Chinese cladding giant Yuanda is facing a formal investigation into the potential import and use of building materials containing asbestos. Yuanda is working on a number of high profile projects including 100 Bishopsgate. The Health and Safety Executive has launched the probe following problems on Yuanda sites […]

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Deadline Approaches For Theatre Suspended Ceiling Inspections

Posted on August 02, 2016at 10:42 am

The deadline for theatre owners to have had their suspended plaster ceilings inspected by a specialist to ensure that they are safe is 1 September. New guidance about this, which was co-written with HSE following the collapse of the Apollo Theatre ceiling in 2013, can be found on the ABTT website at If you […]

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KOK Provide CDM2015 Seminar to RICS Project Managers

Posted on July 21, 2016at 1:49 pm

Keelagher Okey Klein were recently invited to provide a CPD session for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in relation to the impact of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations one year after their implementation. The seminar was organized by the North West Project Management Local Professional Group and hosted by Mace at their Manchester […]

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KOK Project Receives Commendation From Civic Trust Awards

Posted on March 29, 2016at 11:47 am

The National Graphene Institute project, where Keelagher Okey Klein provided CDM services, has received a Commendation at the Civic Trust Awards:- Located at the University of Manchester’s Science Quarter, the National Graphene Institute is a world-leading research/incubator centre dedicated to the development of graphene and crucial to the UK staying at the forefront of the […]

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APS Legal Advisor Discusses The Application Of CDM2015

Posted on March 02, 2016at 12:12 pm

In the latest edition of the APS Digest, we happened across a useful article by Gillian Birkby (APS Legal Advisor and Head of the Construction Group at solicitors Fladgate LLP) regarding the application of CDM2015 to maintenance works. The article raises some key points for Clients to consider:- Maintenance One important fact that has emerged […]

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£1M Fine After Engineer Trapped In Gas Cloud

Posted on February 08, 2016at 8:00 am

National Grid Gas (Plc) has been fined £1m after a worker became trapped in a ruptured gas main. The company was supervising repairs to a gas main on 24 June 2014 when a worker was trapped between two gas pipes after one of them burst, breaking his femur. He was part of a team trying […]

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CIRIA Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Guidance - Impact On Client And Principal Designer Duties Under CDM2015

Posted on January 05, 2016at 9:40 am

In July 2009, CIRIA published a guidance document after extensive discussion with UXO specialists and other stakeholders, entitled “Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) ”“ A Guide for the Construction Industry (C681)”. The aim of the document was to provide the UK construction industry with set guidance and a defined process for the management of risks associated with […]

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