Safety crackdown has clients in its sights
Nearly half of refurbishment sites targeted by HSE during an inspections blitz were found to be operating below acceptable standards.
Confusion over loans scheme for builders
Builders have claimed only £1m of a £525m government funding pot amid doubts over the scheme’s rules and legal detail.
Construction death – firms sentenced
Two associate companies have been fined after a worker was killed when concrete joists fell on him.
Apprenticeship boost amid skills shortage fear
An increase in construction apprenticeships suggests the sector is anticipating a skills shortage, an industry analyst has said.
More than a million people are being made ill by their work, costing society £14.3 billion, according to new figures
Construction activity remains strong in South East
Building work in the South East amounts to 14 per cent of Britain’s construction activity, according to new data.
Satisfaction falls as buildings rise
Sixty per cent of construction projects are not completed on time, according to new figures.
Financial constraints on older homeowners are tying them to properties which would otherwise provide redevelopment opportunities, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says.
BIM kit got beta – then better
A Building Information Modelling (BIM) toolkit is officially out of its ‘beta’ testing phase.
The vast majority of construction workers perform their duties without a contract, according to a new poll.