Importance of Fire Safety for Property Developers

If you’re responsible for a housing development, taking fire safety seriously is vital for the safety of your residents and to ensure compliance with statutory requirements. In addition to ensuring safety, working with expert fire safety consultants can save you and your firm a lot of money in the long […]

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Gridlock: The World’s Most Congested Cities

Gridlock: The World’s Most Congested Cities Congestion is a growing problem around the world; rising populations, poor infrastructure and rapid economic growth are all factors that contribute to traffic congestion. According to the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, 75% of the more than 200 cities indexed experienced an increase in congestion […]

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How Does a Road Safety Audit Work?

When using the services of a highway design consultant, it can be difficult to understand and navigate every stage of the process. This blog outlines how a road safety audit is done and what it should tell you. There are four stages to a road safety audit, all of which […]

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The Power of Passive Fire Protection

As fire protection consultants, Vemco Consulting is a firm passionate about fire prevention. When looking at fire protection, most people and businesses are aware of fire extinguishers, fire blankets and other ways to minimise the spread of a fire once it has begun. However, there are ways the design of […]

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Modern Building Design & Cladding

When designing and constructing buildings today, there are a wide range of demands that need to be considered. These range from aesthetics and energy efficiency to stability and waterproofing. A range of materials must be used and combined in such a way as to limit the spread of smoke and […]

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It’s All Go with ISO at Vemco

It’s All Go with ISO at Vemco After months of preparation, staff at Vemco Consulting will be rewarded with certification of ISO 9001 – quality management systems (QMS) and OHSAS 18001 – health and safety. These are widely recognised systems based on the concept of producing quality services through continual […]

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Vemco Secures Contract with the Office of Rail Regulation

Vemco Secures Contract with the Office of Rail Regulation Vemco Consulting has secured a short-term contract with the Office of Rail Regulation to help establish its new function of Strategic Road Network Monitor. To many, it may seem odd that the ORR (whose primary role up until now has been […]

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Highways, Thurrock Council

CASE STUDY – Highways, Thurrock Council Earlier this year Vemco was commissioned to carry out a series of feasibility studies related to specific areas within the Highways Service as follows: Asset management Like many councils, Thurrock is working towards an ambitious agenda in very challenging times. Financially, 2014 – 2016 […]

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Bond Reduction Service

VEMCO’s BOND REDUCTION SERVICE The Issue Holding onto un-adopted sites causes a number of problems for developers: mounting over-run fees; ex-residents with retentions held against them; and old un-adopted sites incurring fees from your bondsman. Let’s be clear – footways, kerbs, carriageways and street furniture all deteriorate over time and, […]

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Thurrock Council, Stanford-le-Hope Redevelopment

Thurrock Council, Stanford-le-Hope Redevelopment Thurrock is a small unitary council with great ambition and big plans. It is home to the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and a key location for inward investment, skills and the job creation in the region. From the various sites across the […]

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