New Professional Standards resulting from the increasing impact of Building Information Modelling (BIM), have been introduced by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM.)
A building contractor has been sentenced to 8 months imprisonment after a casual labourer was killed when he fell 7 metres, through a fragile roof.
Housing props up construction industry growth
Overall business activity amongst UK construction companies is up thanks to an increase in housing development.
A damning investigation has found that construction suppliers and their sub-contractors are being subjected to illegal practices by almost six out of ten local authorities.
Construction work planned for the University of Cambridge will benefit from the latest in BIM technology.
The health of employees is being put at risk by “toxic workplaces” because companies are failing to properly address issues linked to the physical work environment.
Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced two multi-billion pound funding packages to help housebuilders and encourage construction on brownfield sites.
A construction firm has been prosecuted after a worker was killed when a load fell from a tower crane.
BIM 2 companies to receive common certification
A new certification scheme is to be developed to recognise companies who comply with the latest BIM Level 2 modelling.
Network Rail is completing plans to release land for the development of around 12,000 new homes, as part of the Government’s overall target to release land for 160,000 homes.