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Lucas links with US 3D printing specialist

21st June 2019

Lucas has formed a collaboration with Stratasys, a global 3D printing specialist, giving us a rapid prototyping ability to produce bespoke components, solve on-site construction problems and prevent project delays. We have built a 3D printing laboratory at Lucas HQ fitted with the latest Stratasys printing module allowing us to create detailed, complex and precise construction components in versatile materials on demand. The materials formulations give the components extreme strength or flexibility, and with Lucas’s technical capabilities, we can provide a full range of factory finishes to the components – plastic, wood, leather, metal, high gloss.

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New initiative speeds residential project close out process

12th June 2019

Lucas is speeding up the residential project close out process and driving a zero defects approach as part of the company’s new “Concierge” initiative. Lucas close out teams will be issued with purpose-built, rubber wheeled mobile close out kits equipped with all the items necessary to speed up and ensure a high quality snagging procedure is completed.

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Lucas tops quality league table at 22 Bishopsgate

10th June 2019

The Lucas team working at the 62-storey building Twentytwo, at 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London, has topped the contractors quality league table just weeks after being named top of the Health and Safety table at the same site. Lucas site manager Ivan Gazavov and the team are producing top quality, snag-free finishes to the shell and core, basement and back of house areas, and specialist coatings in the car park and on metal staircases and fire escapes throughout the building.

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Lucas partners with German software specialist

22nd May 2019

Lucas has forged a partnership with the German construction project management software specialist Sablono that will enhance substantially the Lucas site app and our paperless management systems. Sablono is led by a team of software engineers who are specialists in construction. Their enhancement of the Lucas site app will allow us to “map” projects from the pre-start stage, and manage and fully document complex construction sequences with real time information straight to our operatives’ smartphones and tablets.

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Danny Lucas joins AkzoNobel judging panel for Paint the Future start up challenge 2019

20th May 2019

Danny Lucas joined a nine-strong panel of expert judges for this year’s AkzoNobel challenge for new start-ups as part of the company’s Paint the Future programme. The international paint giant, whose brands include Dulux, holds a challenge for new companies wanting to collaborate in paints and coatings technologies to harness new ideas and help develop them into commercial realities.

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Repeat triumph for Lucas at the National Technology Awards

18th May 2019

Lucas has won the Manufacturing and Construction Technology category of the National Technology Awards 2019 for the second year running. This national award was only extended two years ago to cover our industry, so it is especially thrilling that Lucas is its only winner to date. We received this accolade last night at a gala dinner to announce the awards at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square in Central London.

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The Lucas Show Officially Launches

13th May 2019

We are pleased to announce, The Lucas Show has finally launched and our first guests are Marianne Shillingford the Creative Director for Dulux and Ted Szuman, Head of Innovation at AkzoNobel. In this first show we share, how through our partnership with AkzoNobel Dulux, we are helping to create the future of paint and colour using digital tools and innovation.

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Lucas Top of Safety League at 22 Bishopsgate

30th April 2019

Lucas are proud to have been recognised at the very top of the Contractor Performance League Table from Multiplex, the main contractors, at the prestigious 22 Bishopsgate site. The recognition highlighted the excellent efforts of Lucas manager Ivan Gavazov and the team, the Lucas Team App as an innovative new way of conducting training on site, the excellent presentation and housekeeping of the Lucas operatives, the pro-active approach to health & safety processes and very diligent near-miss reporting from the entire team.

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Training up our mental health first aiders

18th April 2019

A team of senior Lucas managers has completed a two-day training course with Mental Health First Aid England to become qualified first aiders with skills to spot the signs of mental health issues among colleagues in the workplace and provide effective further support. The initiative is part of Lucas’s continuing mental health awareness campaign and our support for the construction industry’s own “Building Mental Health” initiative.

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Lucas – performance beyond compliance

16th April 2019

Lucas has completed its first year membership of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and has been presented with a “Performance Beyond Compliance” award by the CCS. The scheme’s monitors visited Lucas out on site during the 12 months to March and found we excelled in each of the scheme’s five key areas of concern – care about appearance, respect for the community, protection of the environment, securing the safety of our colleagues, and valuing our workforce.

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