NEC updates contracts guidance
Construction contracts organisation NEC has issued new guidance on managing the interaction between its Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) and the new CDM regulations that came into force in April.
A construction union leader has accused the new Conservative government of seeking to “slash workers’ rights” after it put forward plans for changes to the law on strike action.
A London construction company has been fined over £13,000 after an unannounced Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection found that a basement excavation was putting the lives of workers at risk.
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed government proposals to tackle late payments to small firms but says there is “much more to do”.
A management buyout has created the largest manufacturer of a key building material.
A body representing construction lawyers has published an expert paper on legal issues relating to Building Information Modelling (BIM).
A campaign to cut the number of accidents involving construction HGVs colliding with pedestrians, cyclists and other road users has signed up its 100th supporter.
Brickie shortages cause concern
A leading construction body has warned that increasing shortages of bricks and bricklayers could threaten future house building plans.
A local authority has pledged to keep up the pressure against a civil engineering specialist over defects to a record-breaking travel route.
Firms fined after road worker loses arm
Three construction firms have been ordered to pay a total of more than £400,000 in fines and costs after a man lost his arm during road resurfacing work.