Construction and Engineering News

New plug in software aims to improve BIM for entire construction sector
March 2019

Construction giant, Balfour Beatty, has partnered with Leeds Beckett University, White Frog Publishing and Coventry University, to help construction firms overcome the challenges of adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology.

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Business bodies call for fair division of public sector contracts after collapse of Interserve
March 2019

The collapse of outsourcing giant Interserve highlights the dangers of relying on very few companies to take on the biggest public sector contracts, a business body has warned.

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Palmers launches construction adjudication service
March 2019

Palmers Solicitors is launching an adjudication service for the construction sector to help businesses working in the sector to assist them in resolving contractual disputes without going to court.

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Essex company prosecuted after cleaning solvent fire put workers at risk
February 2019

Employees at an Essex company were placed at serious risk after a flammable cleaning solvent caught fire.

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Late payers to be flagged up to businesses under new proposals
February 2019

The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, has recommended a new “traffic light” system that will warn smaller firms which businesses have a consistent record of late payment and those most likely to request longer payment terms.

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Multimillion construction deal agreed for Tilbury2 port terminal
February 2019

The Secretary of State for Transport has approved a major £20million expansion of the Port of Tilbury.

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Construction firms invited to tender for multi-million pound college expansion
January 2019

The search is on for contractors who wish to tender for a slice of a multi-million pound construction budget.

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HSE prosecutes scaffolding firm after worker is left disabled following fall
January 2019

A scaffolding firm has been prosecuted for failing to protect one of its workers who sustained life changing injuries following a fall from height.

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Another smash and grab as worker wrecks new hotel over pay dispute
January 2019

Another construction worker has made headlines after demolishing the front of a newly refurbished hotel, amidst claims that he has not been paid.

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The gift of giving helps local charities this Christmas
December 2018

In the build up to Christmas the team at Palmers have been hard at work fundraising for local charities.

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