Construction output dipped 0.4 per cent, quarter-on-quarter, over the last three months of 2015, according to the latest set of Office of National Statistics (ONS) forecasts.
Court rules on contract amendments
If you insert your own standard terms and conditions into a contract, can you be sure that they will stand up to legal scrutiny?
Britain’s strong engineering industry is driving productivity, with benefits across the economy, according to new research published in EngineeringUK 2016: The State of Engineering. Engineering is 68 per cent more productive than the retail and wholesale sector, with apprentices making a significant contribution.
An estimated 2,000 construction related apprentices could be employed to help build the £42.6 billion HS2 high speed rail project – five times the number of apprentices employed on London’s Cross-rail project or the 2012 Olympic build.
The construction industry has long been recognized as a high risk working environment so, for many in the industry, the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Fees for Intervention Scheme has been an unwelcome addition to potential business costs.
Britain’s biggest housebuilders possess enough land to create more than 600,000 new homes, an analysis by the Guardian has found, raising questions as to whether they are doing enough to solve the housing crisis facing Britain.
New prisons plan may unlock door to new homes
A wave of new homes are potentially set for London amid plans to sell off Wandsworth, Wormwood Scrubs and Pentonville prisons.
A new market could emerge in the form of solid wall insulation (SWI) as industry campaigners seek to overturn its fortunes.
New sentencing guidelines that crack down on risks to workers will come into effect in the new year.
BIM’s reach still limited
Two-thirds of building project contracts do not refer directly to BIM, a new survey suggests.