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Breaking down barriers in construction, Arleta Andreasik-Paton, an engineering project manager at Aecom, has been named Role Model of the Year at UK Construction Week (UKCW).

Recognised for her passion for inspiring the next generation into construction, Andreasik-Paton was presented with her award by Steph McGovern, journalist at BBC Breakfast and Barbara Res, the female engineer behind Trump Tower, at UKCW on 10 October.

Hitachi Rail is launching a brand new educational programme with Primary Engineer that will see 2,700 5 to 11 year olds learn about engineering with the help of experts in the field.

The announcement came during Rail Week (8-14 Oct) and the initiative is part of the Year of Engineering campaign. It aims to help tackle a serious shortage of engineers in the UK. On current projections, there will be a gap of 55,000 engineers and skilled workers by 2020, according to the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce, with not enough qualified people to deliver key national projects like HS2, Heathrow expansion and Crossrail 2. 

GS Yuasa lithium-ion cells have been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time. The cells were delivered into space by the ISS’s H-II Transfer Vehicle, which was launched by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on 23 September from the Tanegashima Space Centre. This was the second of four batches of lithium-ion batteries to be delivered to the ISS – the first delivery being back in December 2016.

Martindale Electric has announced the arrival of its latest CABLOK series, which provides installers and maintenance teams with a simple and reliable solution for locking off multiple breakers, switches and valves, to prevent the re-energising of circuits and systems during maintenance, as part of a safe isolation procedure.

Following the acquisition by the Scolmore Group earlier this year of Sangamo, the specialist supplier of time switches and heating controls, it has now been announced that the Sangamo range of products will be available from group company, ESP (Elite Security Products).  This will make the Sangamo range much more widely and readily accessible to customers through the electrical wholesale channel.

Scolmore has launched a brand-new range of safety sockets, which have been designed to exceed the required safety standards, and offer the ultimate electrical protection across a range of applications including healthcare, social housing and school installations.

Described by BSI as “a new benchmark in cable compliance” the BSI Kitemark for Cable Batch Verification is a new programme regulated and under the rigorous surveillance of the British Standards Institute.

Bender UK is penetrating the electric vehicle (EV) market further, with the addition of the Chargespot Berlin - a new and innovative smart commercial electric vehicle charge station.

The ENA recommendations for G59 give the required settings for generators to connect to the Grid, witnessed on-site by the Distribution Network Operator (DNO).

Returning for its 8th year on 14 & 15 November 2018 at ExCeL is Europe’s biggest annual lighting event.

  • 14 November 2018 - 15 November 2018
  • ExCel London

30 May 2019, The Four Seasons Hotel, London

  • 30 May 2019 - 30 May 2019

DataCentres Ireland will be in its seventh year next year and combines both a dedicated exhibition and an adjacent multi-streamed conference, giving attendees access to the latest in information, best practice, products, services and solutions.

  • 20 November 2018 - 21 November 2018
  • RDS Dublin
  • Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland

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