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Brick-laying robot gets approval from NHBC

Yorkshire-based Construction Automation created the Automatic Brick Laying Robot (ABLR) which can build external walls, laying all the bricks, blocks and mortar, while running on a track around the foundations of the building. It has been under assessment by the NHBC team for more than a year – undergoing rigorous testing and inspections of the robot in action. T

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Benchmarking Industrial Services: A Methodology Outline

Benchmarking is a powerful tool for improving performance. In industrial services, it has been underused partly because services are more difficult to benchmark and partly because companies didn't see a pressing need for it. But as service becomes more of a competitive focal point managements face pressure to up their game and benchmarking is gaining in importance. Nevertheless, benchmarking exercises need solid methodological underpinnings to be successful. This article shows how it can be done.

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