Construction delays on London’s new Garden Bridge could lead to a major collision on the Thames on a scale similar to that of the 1989 Marchioness disaster, according to a leading marine civil engineer.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has appealed to the government to hold its nerve and prioritise driving through the country’s infrastructure plans as it negotiates Britain’s exit from the EU.
A new publication has been launched which aims to provide practical advice to the construction industry and also demystify the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process.
In recent weeks, criminal prosecutions for breaches of Gas Safe regulations have resulted in tough sentencing, signalling that the courts are showing no leniency to those who breach industry standards.
A window fitting company and the principal contractor at a construction site have been fined for safety failings after a worker fell three metres (nearly 10 feet) whilst installing glazed units.
The largest BIM model ever created is set to be produced as part of a huge renovation programme which will restore the Houses of Parliament to their former glory.
Figures obtained by construction union UCATT have revealed an 8.7 per cent drop in the number of unannounced Health and Safety Executive (HSE) safety visits to construction sites. A Freedom of Information request by the union uncovered the fact that, in 2014/15, the total number of HSE inspections was 9,656 compared with 10,577 for 2012/13.
The Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) fraud investigation team has successfully prosecuted a West Midlands’ con-woman who used fake certificates to obtain work.
Dyson has revealed its first personal care product – an innovative hairdryer that, it says, is quieter and less damaging to hair than a conventional machine.
Housebuilding slowed to a three-year low in March, with uncertainty surrounding Brexit appearing to play a part.