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IQ Academy Lunch & Learn Webinar | The Importance of Geotechnical Assessment | March 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2018 8:50:00 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ Member, Quarrying, CPD, Industry, IQ Academy, Skills Wheel, Education, IQ

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Our Lunch and Learn session this month welcomed David Jameson, a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Geologist and member of the IMMM with over 25 years’ international consulting experience in the mining, quarrying and construction sectors.

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IQ Academy Lunch & Learn Webinar | Mineral Planning - Current Threats | February 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 11:33:31 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ Member, Quarrying, CPD, Industry, IQ Academy, Skills Wheel, Education, IQ

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Mineral Planning - Current Threats was the hot topic for our IQ Academy Lunch & Learn webinar this month, where we were joined by our guest speaker, Spencer Warren of Heaton Planning who provided an insight into the system that impacts our industry in so many ways.

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IQ Academy Lunch & Learn Webinar | Water Abstraction: Understanding the Regulations | January 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2018 11:13:43 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ Member, Quarrying, CPD, Industry, IQ Academy, Skills Wheel, Education, IQ

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We were pleased to welcome James Dodds of Envireau Water to present the first in our compelling new series of ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinars. James provided us with an insight into the transitional arrangements and new requirements for abstraction licensing, which came into effect 1st January 2018.

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The culmination of our centenary year

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2017 11:55:15 AM / by James Thorne posted in Insider, Centenary, Industry, International, IQ

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Last week saw the culmination of many of our centenary celebrations with a packed week of activities.

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Centenary activities in full swing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 22, 2017 2:10:00 PM / by James Thorne posted in Insider, Industry, IQ

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As everyone knows, 2017 sees IQ celebrate its centenary and as we reach the halfway point in the year it is a good time to reflect on activities so far and look forward to the second half of the year.

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A 16-billion-pound project, 20 years in the making

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2017 2:25:11 PM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in Industry, Education, University of Derby, IQ

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Used by more than 30 countries worldwide and even powering the Mars Rover, nuclear power generates around 14% of the worlds electricity from over 400 nuclear power plants around the globe.

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Reflections on the first month at the helm

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by James Thorne posted in Insider, Industry, IQ

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It hardly seems believable but I have reached the end of my first month with the Institute of Quarrying, it has been a packed few weeks and I have enjoyed every minute of it, needless to say it has been a huge learning curve for me. With every conversation there is something new that I learn and an appreciation of how much more there is for me to understand.

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