Four months after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the largest health and safety review in the UK since 1945 is underway.
A renaissance in quality housebuilding is urgently needed to keep pace with demand, according to a new report by the Local Government Housing Association (LGA).
Three separate ‘falls from heights’ incidents have been the subject of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecutions in recent weeks – highlighting the renewed need for construction employers to ensure they have stringent workplace safety procedures in place.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an appeal by Eon Climate & Renewables UK in a long running dispute which involves the failure of foundations on the Robin Rigg offshore windfarm.
A recent case in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) illustrates the need to regularly check your emails.
Annual figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that the number of workplace fatalities looks set to be the second lowest on record – with the largest reduction in incidents seen in the construction sector.
In a bid to modernise the court system, the Lord Chancellor has announced that ‘arcane’ legal terms such as ‘mercantile’ and ‘chancery’ should be replaced by language which is more easily understood by the general public.
The construction industry has been warned it still faces Building Information Modelling (BIM) challenges amidst calls for additional support to help the sector in its shift to digital construction.