Construction and Engineering News

New prisons plan may unlock door to new homes
December 2015

A wave of new homes are potentially set for London amid plans to sell off Wandsworth, Wormwood Scrubs and Pentonville prisons.

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Empty gestures must not dominate solid wall ambitions
December 2015

A new market could emerge in the form of solid wall insulation (SWI) as industry campaigners seek to overturn its fortunes.

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Bigger firms will pay biggest price of sentencing overhaul
December 2015

New sentencing guidelines that crack down on risks to workers will come into effect in the new year.

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BIM’s reach still limited
December 2015

Two-thirds of building project contracts do not refer directly to BIM, a new survey suggests.

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Number of new homes rises in 2015 despite recent dip
December 2015

Data recording the registration of new homes this year up to and including September shows a nine percent increase on the same period in 2014.

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Safety crackdown has clients in its sights
December 2015

Nearly half of refurbishment sites targeted by HSE during an inspections blitz were found to be operating below acceptable standards.

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Confusion over loans scheme for builders
November 2015

Builders have claimed only £1m of a £525m government funding pot amid doubts over the scheme’s rules and legal detail.

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Construction death – firms sentenced
November 2015

Two associate companies have been fined after a worker was killed when concrete joists fell on him.

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Apprenticeship boost amid skills shortage fear
November 2015

An increase in construction apprenticeships suggests the sector is anticipating a skills shortage, an industry analyst has said.

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New stats show extent of workplace illness and injury
November 2015

More than a million people are being made ill by their work, costing society £14.3 billion, according to new figures

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