Ferrovial's 3D-printing team is working on the development of a mask design with the aim of producing hundreds a day during the Covid-19 crisis.
The team – which is part of Ferrovial's Services business – is using additive manufacturing techniques to make the masks.
The company has also been working on a project to turn a Madrid exhibition centre into a field hospital.
Ferrovial is drawing on existing collaborative links with other companies, technology centres and universities in developing the masks.
It said that, once the relevant authorisations pass, it will be able to supply 300 to 400 masks a day by printing [...]
Build UK has produced this handy summary of the various emergency schemes that the government has produced to date to help businesses survive the Covid-19 pandemic.
SCHEMEELIGIBILITYSUMMARYCoronavirus Job Retention SchemeAll UK employersEmployees that you can no longer afford to pay will be designated ‘furloughed workers'Claim 80% of their wage costs up to a cap of £2,500 per month.A new online portal will be established.Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) reclaimEmployers with fewer than 250 employees on 28 February 2020Claim back up to two weeks SSP per employee who is absent due to Covid-19.Maintain records of absence. No GP fit note required.Repayment mechanism not [...]
contractors, specialist sub-contractors and manufacturers throughout the UK are
being advised to talk to their regional framework partners as quickly as
possible if they are struggling to deliver any public sector works, have seen
projects paused or are worried about payment.
LHC, the country's longest running framework
provider, is sending information to all approved suppliers on its frameworks
with updated advice on how to manage the risks arising from the current
follows the publication of two policy notes from the Cabinet
Office, including one which explained how suppliers should be paid by
public sector clients as quickly as possible to maintain cashflow and protect
jobs, and even paid in [...]
Kubota Invests in Indian Tractor Manufacturer Escorts Limited — Accelerating its Business in the World's Largest Tractor Market —
Corporation (Headquarters: Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan; President and
Representative Director: Yuichi Kitao; hereinafter, “Kubota”) announced today
that it will invest in an Indian leading tractor manufacturer, Escorts Limited
(Headquarters: India, Chairman and Managing Director: Nikhil Nanda;
Through this investment, Kubota intends to increase its presence in India – the
world's largest tractor market – as well as its commitment to the competitive
tractor market, which has massive growth potential, thus further expanding its
produced by EL started distributing through Kubota's sales network in
Background and aims
The tractor [...]