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The week ahead

6 December Risky business: All day seminar staged by the Environmental Industry Commission and the ICE looking at environmental site assessments, the role of standards and inherent risks in data collection. Queen Charlotte Room, The Brewery, London Details, tel (01392) 441709. E-mail

6-7 December Nuclear congress 2000: Conference, with lectures and exhibitions, tackling pressing nuclear industry issues including safety, quality assurance, management, economic performance, climate change, the availability of appropriate skills and the emergence of new materials. Royal Lancaster Hotel, London Details, Sue Frye, British Nuclear Energy Society, fax (020) 7233 1743

6-7 December Euroconstruct: This conference is defined by two sessions - 'Ongoing demographic and sociological changes in Europe and their medium term consequences for the construction industry', and 'Outlook for the European construction sector, 2001-2003'. Paris Details: Martine Bouvet, tel +33 1 46 94 45 76. E-mail

7 December Production management: seminar on improving efficiencies through construction, run by the Lean Construction Institute. Renaissance Hotel, London Heathrow. Details, (01923) 673801. E-mail

8 December Lean design and supply: The Lean Construction Institute explores integration of the design and construction supply chains. Renaissance Hotel, London Heathrow. Details, (01923) 673801. E-mail

12 December Accident black spot - villages: Are bypasses the only way that injury and fatality rates can be cut in villages worst affected by road accidents? 8.30pm, Channel 4

13 December Implementing the landfill directive: An opportunity to respond to the Government's recently published consultation paper outlining proposals on implementation of the European Union landfill directive. Speakers include Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions head of waste strategy Simon Hewitt, Environment Agency head of waste function Steve Lee, Devon County Council senior waste management officer Annette Dentith and Confederation of British Industry senior policy adviser Kamini Paul. ICE, One Great George Street, London SW1 Details, (020) 7799 1325

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