Construction and Engineering News

Disputes – how to make sure your business isn’t torn apart from within
April 2017

A good relationship with your shareholders and partners can take many years to build, yet can be destroyed in a moment.

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Construction and engineering workers down tools to support safety campaign
April 2017

Around 60,000 workers in the construction and engineering sectors downed tools to show support for a national initiative aimed at encouraging better health, safety and wellbeing at work.

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Major construction firm fined after worker falls through hole in building
March 2017

One of the largest construction firms in the UK has been fined £400,000 after a worker was injured on-site.

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Developer loses High Court battle over copyright infringements
March 2017

Construction firms are being warned to be aware of infringing copyright regulations after a developer was taken to court recently for unlawfully copying design drawings.

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Delays in construction of new court building lead to legal action
March 2017

If you are going to incur delays on a construction project, the last institution you’d want to upset is the Technology and Construction Court (TCC).

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Facility Managers to include BIM in Professional Standards guidelines
February 2017

New Professional Standards resulting from the increasing impact of Building Information Modelling (BIM), have been introduced by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM.)

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Building contractor jailed after labourer falls to his death
February 2017

A building contractor has been sentenced to 8 months imprisonment after a casual labourer was killed when he fell 7 metres, through a fragile roof.

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Housing props up construction industry growth
February 2017

Overall business activity amongst UK construction companies is up thanks to an increase in housing development.

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Six out of ten councils ignore prompt supplier payment laws
January 2017

A damning investigation has found that construction suppliers and their sub-contractors are being subjected to illegal practices by almost six out of ten local authorities.

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New University building benefits from latest BIM technology
January 2017

Construction work planned for the University of Cambridge will benefit from the latest in BIM technology.

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