Construction and Engineering News

NEC updates contracts guidance
June 2015

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.

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Government seeks changes to strike law
June 2015

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.

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Basement safety failings lead to £13,400 fine
June 2015

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.

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Builders back moves to tackle late payments
June 2015

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”.

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Management buyout creates market leader
May 2015

A management buyout has created the largest manufacturer of a key building material.

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Legal experts turn spotlight on BIM
May 2015

A body representing construction lawyers has published an expert paper on legal issues relating to Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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Safety campaign reaches membership milestone
May 2015

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
May 2015

A leading construction body has warned that increasing shortages of bricks and bricklayers could threaten future house building plans.

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Council: We’re not giving up on defects
May 2015

A local authority has pledged to keep up the pressure against a civil engineering specialist over defects to a record-breaking travel route.

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Firms fined after road worker loses arm
April 2015

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.

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