Construction and Engineering News

Construction and Engineering News

Supreme Court judgment will have wide ramifications for construction contracts
September 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an appeal by Eon Climate & Renewables UK in a long running dispute which involves the failure of foundations on the Robin Rigg offshore windfarm.

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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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Court rules against attempt to block adjudication proceedings

Palmers’ construction law team successfully fought off an attempt to block on-going adjudication proceedings. (more…) ...
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New plug in software aims to improve BIM for entire construction sector

Construction giant, Balfour Beatty, has partnered with Leeds Beckett University, White Frog Publishing and Coventry University, to help construction firms ...
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Business bodies call for fair division of public sector contracts after collapse of Interserve

The collapse of outsourcing giant Interserve highlights the dangers of relying on very few companies to take on the biggest ...
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Essex company prosecuted after cleaning solvent fire put workers at risk

Employees at an Essex company were placed at serious risk after a flammable cleaning solvent caught fire. Following the serious ...
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Late payers to be flagged up to businesses under new proposals

The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, has recommended a new “traffic light” system that will warn smaller firms which businesses ...
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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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