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The Construction Industry Through The Centuries

As we face the 4th Industrial Revolution, Howard Insurance take a look back over the centuries, stopping off at some significant dates in construction history along the way.   The Middle Ages – Craft Guilds were formed To be a member of a guild meant you were skilled in your trade and working to a certain…
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Manufacturers are Tuning in to Cyber Crime Risks

Manufacturers paid $36.9 million in premiums for cyber insurance in 2016, according to figures from Advisen Ltd, an insurance consulting firm reported in the Wall Street Journal. Those figures are up a staggering 89% from 2015. This surge in policy uptake in the past two years is understandable given the ramifications of a breach. With…
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AkzoNobel Returns Manufacturing Innovation To The North East

At a cost of £100m, AkzoNobel’s Ashington production centre is capable of doubling output – the equivalent of 80m 2.5 litre tins of Dulux – while halving its carbon footprint when compared to previous facilities. Automation processes are powered by renewable energy methods, including photovoltaic (PV) cells and a biomass boiler in order to increase…
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5 Ways To Prevent Construction Site Theft

Many construction projects operate to tight budgets and pressing deadlines, meaning hired or owned equipment and tools need to be easily and quickly accessible to contractors. But the open nature of building sites, along with insufficient storage and security measures, can make construction projects a tempting target for thieves. What’s more, statistics from the NICB…
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