Construction and Engineering News

Government outlines apprenticeship funding plans
September 2016

The Government is moving forward with plans to introduce a new levy on the large businesses to help fund apprenticeships from April 2017, according to the latest consultation on the proposals.

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Two surveys suggest construction industry is showing signs of recovery
September 2016

The UK construction industry showed signs of recovery in August, contracting less than in the previous month, according to latest reports.

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Fire regulations breach lands housing developer in court
August 2016

A housing developer fell under the spotlight of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) when an unannounced visit uncovered serious fire safety regulation breaches.

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£850million construction project for Essex announced
August 2016

Essex County Council has revealed details of an £850million extra care framework, which could include 30 new construction projects over a seven-year period.

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Engineer warns Thames construction chaos could end in disaster
August 2016

Construction delays on London’s new Garden Bridge could lead to a major collision on the Thames on a scale similar to that of the 1989 Marchioness disaster, according to a leading marine civil engineer.

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ICE tells government to hold its nerve and prioritise infrastructure plans
July 2016

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has appealed to the government to hold its nerve and prioritise driving through the country’s infrastructure plans as it negotiates Britain’s exit from the EU.

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BIM for Landscape Guide aims to demystify process
July 2016

A new publication has been launched which aims to provide practical advice to the construction industry and also demystify the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process.

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Prison on the cards for workers who breach Gas Safe rules
July 2016

In recent weeks, criminal prosecutions for breaches of Gas Safe regulations have resulted in tough sentencing, signalling that the courts are showing no leniency to those who breach industry standards.

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Construction contractor and glazing company both fined after worker’s fall
June 2016

A window fitting company and the principal contractor at a construction site have been fined for safety failings after a worker fell three metres (nearly 10 feet) whilst installing glazed units.

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Government takes a leaf out of its own BIM handbook for Palace of Westminster study
June 2016

The largest BIM model ever created is set to be produced as part of a huge renovation programme which will restore the Houses of Parliament to their former glory.

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