Construction and Engineering News

Construction and Engineering News

Improve worker wellbeing with better office designs
January 2017

The health of employees is being put at risk by “toxic workplaces” because companies are failing to properly address issues linked to the physical work environment.

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Government pledges multi-billion investment to revitalise housebuilding
October 2016

Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced two multi-billion pound funding packages to help housebuilders and encourage construction on brownfield sites.

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HSE prosecutes construction firm after worker is crushed to death
October 2016

A construction firm has been prosecuted after a worker was killed when a load fell from a tower crane.

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BIM 2 companies to receive common certification
October 2016

A new certification scheme is to be developed to recognise companies who comply with the latest BIM Level 2 modelling.

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Network Rail to release land for development of 12,000 new homes
September 2016

Network Rail is completing plans to release land for the development of around 12,000 new homes, as part of the Government’s overall target to release land for 160,000 homes.

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Government outlines apprenticeship funding plans
September 2016

The Government is moving forward with plans to introduce a new levy on the large businesses to help fund apprenticeships from April 2017, according to the latest consultation on the proposals.

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Two surveys suggest construction industry is showing signs of recovery
September 2016

The UK construction industry showed signs of recovery in August, contracting less than in the previous month, according to latest reports.

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Fire regulations breach lands housing developer in court
August 2016

A housing developer fell under the spotlight of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) when an unannounced visit uncovered serious fire safety regulation breaches.

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£850million construction project for Essex announced
August 2016

Essex County Council has revealed details of an £850million extra care framework, which could include 30 new construction projects over a seven-year period.

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Engineer warns Thames construction chaos could end in disaster
August 2016

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.

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What happens if my customers are not paying me?

The UK is suffering from a so-called ‘late payments crisis’, with recent research suggesting that, on average, only 52 per ...
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What happens if my construction business does not comply with health & safety rules?

Construction businesses of all shapes and sizes need to ensure that they are acting in accordance with appropriate health and ...
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Report suggests construction industry is failing to learn from its mistakes

A new report, which reveals that the value of construction disputes in the UK has remained largely unchanged, has raised ...
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Could construction companies appeal illegal worker penalties?

Construction business owners who have received fines for breaching immigration rules, are being advised to seek urgent legal advice to ...
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Palmers celebrates 35th anniversary

Palmers has reached another milestone – celebrating the 35th anniversary of our founding this month. Our firm, which now has ...
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HSE investigation leads to fines for construction firm and its director

A construction firm – along with its director have both received fines after failing to protect its workers from the ...
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