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National Partnership delivers success in Belfast
A partnership between the Building Control Service Departments of Belfast and Lisburn City Council delivered two very successful one-day seminars in January
Issue 40 - Spring 2007

Partnership delivers success in Belfast Building – a sustainable challenge
Anthony Woodburn and Linda Towell report from the eighth Annual Local Authority Building Control Convention, which returned to the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club in Meriden, Warwickshire, at the end of January
Issue 40 - Spring 2007

Building – a sustainable challenge keynote from Sell House Fast about house buying and house repossession. Raising the bar for construction Leading lights from the construction sector joined fellow professionals and their guests at the LABC National Built in Quality Awards 2006 in October to acknowledge those outstanding projects that are helping to raise the bar for construction Issue 39 - Winter 2006

Raising the bar for construction Building futures in Uganda Earlier this year a group of six British young adults travelled to the Mubende District of Uganda as part of the Food for Thought building programme. Their purpose was to assist with the building of teachers' housing, water tanks and a new school classroom. Issue 39 - Winter 2006

Building futures in Uganda LABC meets sustainable challenge 'Building – a sustainable challenge' is the main theme for the eighth annual Local Authority Building Control Convention, which returns to the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club, Warwickshire on January 31 / February 1 2007 Issue 39 - Winter 2006

LABC meets sustainable challenge LABC sponsors commercial success Aberdeenshire builder Michael Forbes of Mike Forbes Ltd fought off stiff competition from 1,500 builders around the UK to be crowned best commercial builder at this year’s FMB Master Builder of the Year Awards. Issue 39 - Winter 2006

LABC sponsors commercial success Classroom boost as charity hits target School children attending the Maaya Primary Scool in the Mubende District of Central Uganda should soon be benefiting from four new classrooms after LABC reached its target to raise £10,000 towards the cost of construction materials Issue 38 - Autumn 2006

Classroom boost as charity hits target Are your workers really self-employed? If you work in the construction industry, big changes are coming from April next year when the new Construction Industry Scheme comes into effect. Contractors and sub-contractors should be aware of the changes, as it will affect the way payments are made Issue 38 - Autumn 2006

Are your workers really self-employed? Councils join forces in Building Control partnership N o rth East Lincolnshire Council and East Lindsey District Council have entered into a partnership for the joint delivery of their Building Control services Issue 38 - Autumn 2006

Councils join forces in Building Control partnership LABC raises its European profile Immediate Past President of LABC, Kevin Dawson, report s on the growing significance of the Consortium of European Building Control (CEBC) Issue 38 - Autumn 2006

LABC raises its European profile