Construction and Engineering News

Facility Managers to include BIM in Professional Standards guidelines
February 2017

New Professional Standards resulting from the increasing impact of Building Information Modelling (BIM), have been introduced by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM.)

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Building contractor jailed after labourer falls to his death
February 2017

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.

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Housing props up construction industry growth
February 2017

Overall business activity amongst UK construction companies is up thanks to an increase in housing development.

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Six out of ten councils ignore prompt supplier payment laws
January 2017

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.

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New University building benefits from latest BIM technology
January 2017

Construction work planned for the University of Cambridge will benefit from the latest in BIM technology.

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Improve worker wellbeing with better office designs
January 2017

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.

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Government pledges multi-billion investment to revitalise housebuilding
October 2016

Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced two multi-billion pound funding packages to help housebuilders and encourage construction on brownfield sites.

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HSE prosecutes construction firm after worker is crushed to death
October 2016

A construction firm has been prosecuted after a worker was killed when a load fell from a tower crane.

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BIM 2 companies to receive common certification
October 2016

A new certification scheme is to be developed to recognise companies who comply with the latest BIM Level 2 modelling.

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Network Rail to release land for development of 12,000 new homes
September 2016

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.

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