Construction and Engineering News

Construction and Engineering News

Recent TCC judgment a lesson in checking your emails
July 2017

A recent case in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) illustrates the need to regularly check your emails.

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New data from the HSE reveals significant reduction in construction fatalities
July 2017

Annual figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that the number of workplace fatalities looks set to be the second lowest on record – with the largest reduction in incidents seen in the construction sector.

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Courts aiming to modernise by dropping ‘arcane’ words
July 2017

In a bid to modernise the court system, the Lord Chancellor has announced that ‘arcane’ legal terms such as ‘mercantile’ and ‘chancery’ should be replaced by language which is more easily understood by the general public.

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Calls to support SMEs as construction sector is warned it still faces BIM challenges
June 2017

The construction industry has been warned it still faces Building Information Modelling (BIM) challenges amidst calls for additional support to help the sector in its shift to digital construction.

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Demolition contractor and property owner plead guilty to ‘uncontrolled collapse’
June 2017

A property owner and demolition contractor have appeared in court after an uncontrolled building collapse onto a High Street ‘put lives at risk.’

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Focus on the benefits of adjudication
June 2017

In this edition of our Construction and Engineering Bulletin, we focus on how adjudication can benefit businesses working in this sector:

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Judge hands out jail sentence after construction boss is found guilty of manslaughter
May 2017

A jury has found a construction firm boss guilty of manslaughter after the death of a member of the public, who was killed when a stack of window frames collapsed on her.

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Survey suggests Government is failing to meet its BIM 2 target
May 2017

A new survey has suggested that some central government departments are failing to enforce the BIM 2 mandate, which was due to take effect more than a year ago.

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Construction bosses warned – cutting short an apprenticeship could be costly
May 2017

Construction employers who offer apprenticeships are being warned that if they withdraw training early, they may be acting in breach of employment laws.

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Lower Thames crossing – route finally revealed
April 2017

The controversial and long awaited decision for a new route across the lower River Thames has finally been confirmed.

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Multimillion construction deal agreed for Tilbury2 port terminal

The Secretary of State for Transport has approved a major £20million expansion of the Port of Tilbury. Tilbury2 – which ...
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Construction firms invited to tender for multi-million pound college expansion

The search is on for contractors who wish to tender for a slice of a multi-million pound construction budget. The ...
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HSE prosecutes scaffolding firm after worker is left disabled following fall

A scaffolding firm has been prosecuted for failing to protect one of its workers who sustained life changing injuries following ...
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Another smash and grab as worker wrecks new hotel over pay dispute

Another construction worker has made headlines after demolishing the front of a newly refurbished hotel, amidst claims that he has ...
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The gift of giving helps local charities this Christmas

In the build up to Christmas the team at Palmers have been hard at work fundraising for local charities. We ...
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Engineering firm found guilty of failing to protect its workers

An engineering firm has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches after an employee suffered a serious head injury whilst ...
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