Construction and Engineering News

HSE investigation leads to fines for construction firm and its director
August 2018

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

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Smash and grab – contractor takes law into his own hands after non-payment dispute
August 2018

A contractor who claimed he had not been paid for the work he had done on a residential development, decided to take the law into his own hands by demolishing five newly built homes with a digger.

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Vigilance urged as fraudsters fake security measures to access bank accounts
July 2018

Construction business owners and individuals are being encouraged to redouble their vigilance as fraudsters fake security measures in order to gain the information needed to access and drain bank accounts of funds.

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Carillion workers take legal action in an attempt to reclaim redundancy pay
July 2018

A group of former Carillion construction workers have launched legal action against both their former employer and a Government department, following the alleged breach of redundancy rules.

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Government backs plans to help construction industry become digitally connected
July 2018

The Government has approved plans to help the construction industry become better digitally connected.

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Contractor unlawfully labelled ‘self-employed’ – Supreme Court rules
June 2018

A landmark case in the Supreme Court has found that a worker was unlawfully labelled as self-employed instead of as a worker for the company.

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Late payments for contractors worsening – new report suggests
June 2018

Contractors are reporting that delays in being paid are getting longer, according to a recent study, which looked at the finances of more than 7,500 construction firms.

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Dispute over multi-million pound dream home reaches the High Court
June 2018

A protracted multi-million pound dispute between the owners of a self-build home and their project manager and quantity surveyor, has been heard in the High Court.

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Essex firm fined after worker is crushed by dumper truck
May 2018

A groundworks company has been fined following a site incident which resulted in a worker suffering serious injuries.

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Are drones the future on construction sites?
May 2018

Construction and engineering firms could soon see new technology become commonplace on-site, including 3D printed walls, self-assembled floating buildings and even deliveries via drones.

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