Construction and Engineering News

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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Housebuilding drops to three-year low as outlook appears uncertain
May 2016

Housebuilding slowed to a three-year low in March, with uncertainty surrounding Brexit appearing to play a part.

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Palmers Solicitors “delighted” with success of BIMfest seminars
May 2016

Palmers Solicitors, which has offices in Basildon, Thurrock and South Woodham Ferrers, has held three successful seminars on the implementation of BIM in conjunction with Crown Office Chambers, building consultancy Ingleton Wood, ReviCad Limited and three Essex councils.

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Budget backs BIM level three
March 2016

The Government has pledged to develop a new standard for construction to “maintain global leadership.”

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Budget confirms funding for major transport projects
March 2016

The £32 billion Crossrail 2 railway project in London, the HS3 rail link between Manchester and Leeds and widening major trans-Pennine road arteries in the north have all been given backing in the Chancellor’s eighth budget.

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More than a third of contractors risk using unskilled labour – survey finds
March 2016

Confidence amongst construction contractors is at a three year high, according to a new survey, with 48 per cent of respondents saying they feel confident about the year ahead. However, behind this upbeat outlook is a workforce under immense strain with close to half (41 per cent) saying their business was under increased pressure to fulfil contracts.

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Palmers successfully fights costs case in Technology and Construction Court
February 2016

Palmers solicitors has successfully acted on behalf of two clients, in a case relating to a construction claim, at the Technology and Construction Court (TCC).

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