Brits fearful of smart home revolution

MoneySuperMarket reveals that the nation has deep concerns about the impending smart home revolution, despite the likely cost savings. 76% of Brits admitting to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), being made unusable by a…

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CP Electronics claims first place in Little Britain Challenge Cup 2017

Lighting controls manufacturer CP Electronics has been crowned the winner of the Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC) 2017, beating off stiff competition from major construction industry names. Marking the 30th anniversary of the annual charity event, the largest of its kind in Europe, this year’s regatta brought together several hundred participants from across the construction…

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Markel to Acquire ECIC

Markel International, the specialist insurer, plans to acquire EC Insurance (ECIC), whose ultimate parent is the Electrical Contractors’ Association. ECIC provides a wide range of insurance products for contractors and affinity groups across the UK building services sector. Contracts for the sale have been signed, following approval by the Council, the ECA’s ultimate decision making…

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Avoiding conflict is a crucial foundation for the construction supply chain

TenderSpace, the online collaborative hub for the construction industry, has welcomed the creation of a coalition of companies working to eradicate conflict from the construction industry. Professional and membership bodies such as Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), ICE, CIArb, ICES, DRBF, RIBA and ICC, Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail (NR) have formed…

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