Construction and Engineering News

Builder prosecuted over shoddy work
August 2015

A builder has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay a total of £2,000 in compensation after walking away from unfinished jobs.

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Spanish shopfitters fined £40,000 over safety breaches
August 2015

A Spanish construction firm has been fined £40,000 over multiple safety breaches on a shop refurbishment project.

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1.6m workers ‘missing out on holidays’
August 2015

New figures published from the TUC suggest that the construction sector is one of the worst for workers missing out on their minimum legal entitlement to paid holidays.

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Timing is everything on payments, judge rules
August 2015

A Technology and Construction Court decision has highlighted the importance of clarity over the timing of applications for payment.

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Pay rates rise by 3pc
July 2015

Construction sector employers are reminded that new pay rates took effect on 29 June.

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‘Virtual’ hospital leads way on BIM
July 2015

A local authority has won a prestigious Building Information Modelling (BIM) award for its work on a pioneering procurement tool.

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Ruling turns spotlight on adjudication
July 2015

Construction sector and other businesses may need to review adjudication clauses in contracts following a Supreme Court ruling.

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Construction fatalities fall
July 2015

Fatal accidents involving construction workers fell in 2014 but the sector still had the highest number of workplace deaths, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reported.

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Contract issues drive disputes
July 2015

The cost of disputes relating to major global construction projects rose to an average of £33 million in 2014, according to new research.

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Council goes to adjudication in road repairs dispute
June 2015

The UK’s largest local authority has brought in an independent adjudicator as it seeks to resolve a dispute with a contractor over road repairs.

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