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CIOB Eastern Region finishes 2023 with flurry of events

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The Greene King Beer Cafe hosted the CIOB Eastern Region TL event

A busy end of year for the CIOB Eastern Region saw it hold its first Tomorrow’s Leaders networking event in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

The Greene King Beer Cafe was fully booked for a talk from local historian Steve Ruthen about the brewery building and other historical buildings around Bury St Edmunds.

Elsewhere in the region, the Norwich Hub worked with the teams at James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth, WSP and Morgan Sindall to arrange a site visit, explaining how they were mitigating the risks of RAAC at the hospital.

A tour focused on identifying solutions used to support damaged planks, enhance end bearing points and how the difficulties of working within a ‘live’ hospital environment were overcome.

At Anglia Ruskin University, Peterborough, members of the Cambridge Hub visited phase two of its new building. The university is being developed in phases, aimed at filling a higher education ‘cold spot’ where 32% of the population have degree-level qualifications compared to a national average of 43%.

The Chelmsford Hub hosted a webinar on Unexploded Ordnance: The Risks and our Response. Marc Owen from Bombs Away talked about the historical context of unexploded ordnance, the hazards, assessing the risk and the mitigating actions that can be taken.

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