Construction and Engineering News

Safety crackdown has clients in its sights
December 2015

Nearly half of refurbishment sites targeted by HSE during an inspections blitz were found to be operating below acceptable standards.

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Confusion over loans scheme for builders
November 2015

Builders have claimed only £1m of a £525m government funding pot amid doubts over the scheme’s rules and legal detail.

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Construction death – firms sentenced
November 2015

Two associate companies have been fined after a worker was killed when concrete joists fell on him.

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Apprenticeship boost amid skills shortage fear
November 2015

An increase in construction apprenticeships suggests the sector is anticipating a skills shortage, an industry analyst has said.

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New stats show extent of workplace illness and injury
November 2015

More than a million people are being made ill by their work, costing society £14.3 billion, according to new figures

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Construction activity remains strong in South East
November 2015

Building work in the South East amounts to 14 per cent of Britain’s construction activity, according to new data.

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Satisfaction falls as buildings rise
October 2015

Sixty per cent of construction projects are not completed on time, according to new figures.

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Lack of support for older homeowners is denting development
October 2015

Financial constraints on older homeowners are tying them to properties which would otherwise provide redevelopment opportunities, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says.

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BIM kit got beta – then better
October 2015

A Building Information Modelling (BIM) toolkit is officially out of its ‘beta’ testing phase.

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Contract confusion
October 2015

The vast majority of construction workers perform their duties without a contract, according to a new poll.

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