Construction and Engineering News

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.

Continue reading...

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.

Continue reading...

What happens if …… I want to sell my business?
May 2018

At some point or another, a time will come whereby a business owner will wish to sell or dispose of their construction or engineering business. However, whether moving on to pastures new or simply looking to cease trading completely, the business sale process poses a number of challenges – which is why it is wise to seek specialist advice.

Continue reading...

Construction firm prosecuted after repeatedly ignoring HSE warnings
April 2018

A contractor has been prosecuted after ignoring repeated warnings from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors to improve working standards on its construction sites.

Continue reading...

Government plan would see late payers penalised with three-year ban
April 2018

The Government’s Cabinet office has put forward proposals to blacklist main contractors who pay their suppliers and sub-contractors late.

Continue reading...

Act now or your construction business could face a hefty GDPR fine
April 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just a few weeks away – and fines for non-compliance are alarmingly high, which is why all businesses, including those operating in the construction and engineering sectors, need to act now to ensure they are fully compliant ahead of 25 May 2018.

Continue reading...

Construction firms invited to bid for Stansted Airport expansion work
March 2018

Contractors who hope to win a slice of a multimillion pound construction budget for phase 2 of Stansted Airport’s expansion, are being invited to a Suppliers Day event, in advance of a formal tendering process.

Continue reading...

Construction Company and housebuilder fined after site worker is run over
March 2018

A construction company and a housing developer were both prosecuted for health and safety failures after a site worker was struck by a telehandler.

Continue reading...

New energy efficiency regulations will affect landlords and developers
March 2018

Many businesses are unaware that, from April 2018, new laws come into force which set a new standard for minimum energy efficiency levels.

Continue reading...

Give your views on whether BIM is working for you
February 2018

A national survey is seeking the views of construction and engineering firms, to find out how the Government’s mandate – for collaborative 3D Business Information Modelling (BIM) on all publicly-funded projects – is working in practice.

Continue reading...