beable Wearable contract win

Lockdown Over: April Update #3 – beable Wearable Contract Win, Tarmac at Tilbury Port, Kier Housing Sale, UK Construction Week

Beable Contract Win at North London Waste Authority

EMS’ beable has secured an ongoing contract with North London Heat and Power Project to provide providing social distancing bracelets for around 150 contractors across 7 contractors being Galldris, Barhale, Taylor Woodrow, Wood Group, Arup, Buckingham and DSM with purpose-built software to enable the site to continue to remain open and productive during the current COVID social distancing restrictions and into the future. The next key milestone is delivery of finessed firmware based on feedback from the trial and new hardware and bracelets.

The app gives construction workers and employers a simple red/green check of their ability to work and was developed and deployed by EMS and COMIT Projects Ltd.

beable Saves Construction from COVID

Luckily, technology exists so Construction sites can stay open (law permitting) and take care of their workers with beable® Wearable which has been deployed at pilot stage at a large north London site to keep workers safe and productive; it facilitates physical distancing as well as interaction tracking. Co-developed by Electronic Media Services and COMIT Projects and funded by Innovate UK, the new technology has been well received and plans to rollout to further sites in Q2 this year are underway. Contact or

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Tarmac signed £25m deal with UK’s newest port

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Port of Tilbury is UKs fastest growing port – Tarmac has just signed a £25m deal to build the UK’s largest construction materials aggregates terminal (‘CMAT’). Facilities include an asphalt and ready-mix concrete plant and capacity for deep-sea vessels. Port of Tilbury is strategically placed on the lower Thames near Grays to facilitate transport of primary materials up through London and beyond. The 153-acre privately-funded port will import, process, manufacture and distribute raw construction materials. EMS is proud to have provided connectivity at Tarmac’s current Tilbury facility for the past 2 years.

Internet Connectivity for New, Temporary and Challenging locations…

For new, temporary and challenging locations why not consider the EMS i-MO OptiBond solution? Delivers fast / resilient aggregated 4G and / or fixed line services to site in days. The system is widely used on difficult to serve and new commercial and infrastructure projects.  See

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Kier sells housing division for £110m

Kier Sells Housing Division Photo Credit Graham Richardson via Flickr

Kier has sold housing division for £110m to Terra Firma owned by financier Guy Hands subject to shareholder approval. The terms of the two-year Kier Living warranty and the 10-year NHBC warranty are unaffected. Kier plans to launch a new housing division called Tilia Homes once shareholders approve the deal.

Apparently, the sale is in effort to reduce debts totalling £436m. It first went up for sale last June. With losses of £89m, the current sale price being at the high end of the estimated range, but still a £50m drop from the original £160m estimate.

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Featuring a number of exclusive product innovations, thought leadership and unparalleled networking opportunities, UK Construction Week Online will deliver a focused digital platform like no other – and we would like to invite you to join us.

Tailored sessions will form a two-day agenda, tackling key issues from meeting net zero targets to improving quality across the sector. First three sessions announced are:

– Indoor Air Quality – why it’s important to get it right by Graeme Fox, Head of Technical at @Building Engineering Services Association

– Building Fire Strategies by Howard Passey, Director of Operations and Principal Consultant at Fire Protection Association

– Meeting the Net Zero Challenge for Industrial Estates by Professor John French at Cambridge Innovation Parks

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