Construction and Engineering News

£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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Construction industry sees reduction in unannounced safety visits by HSE
June 2016

Figures obtained by construction union UCATT have revealed an 8.7 per cent drop in the number of unannounced Health and Safety Executive (HSE) safety visits to construction sites. A Freedom of Information request by the union uncovered the fact that, in 2014/15, the total number of HSE inspections was 9,656 compared with 10,577 for 2012/13.

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CITB gets tough on fraudulent CSCS card use
May 2016

The Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) fraud investigation team has successfully prosecuted a West Midlands’ con-woman who used fake certificates to obtain work.

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Dyson has hair care in its sights – but protecting IP rights may still be a battle
May 2016

Dyson has revealed its first personal care product – an innovative hairdryer that, it says, is quieter and less damaging to hair than a conventional machine.

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