Construction and Engineering News

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.

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Two engineering companies in court for HSE offences
February 2018

Two engineering companies have recently been prosecuted for breaching health and safety regulations after two separate incidents – the first involving the death of a father of three and the second resulting in a worker’s leg being amputated.

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Carillion collapse likely to affect 30,000 firms
February 2018

The sudden and dramatic collapse of construction firm, Carillion, is sending shockwaves through the industry, amidst fears that the fortunes of up to 30,000 smaller sub-contractors and suppliers will also be affected.

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Construction workers seek compensation for blacklisting claims
December 2017

A fresh round of legal action has been launched following further allegations of construction worker ‘blacklisting.’

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Lessons for construction and engineering sectors following Weinstein scandal
December 2017

Following the scandal of sexual harassment allegations involving movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, many other victims of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace have come forward to reveal their own stories of abuse.

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Is your construction business ready for GDPR?
December 2017

With less than five months before the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force, researchers have found that the majority of small businesses (SMEs) are still not fully prepared for the changes which will affect them.

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Construction fatalities down but workplace stress levels on the rise
November 2017

Work related stress is at its highest level in 16 years according to an annual report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Grenfell Tower aftermath – single law needed for all building and fire regulations
November 2017

An independent review, convened following the Grenfell Tower fire, has been told that all building and fire legislation should be consolidated into one single law in order to provide a ‘common language and a common style.’

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Arbitration claim successfully defeated at the High Court
November 2017

The construction team at Palmers has successfully helped a client defeat an arbitration claim at the High Court.

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Palmers welcomes new construction law specialist to the team
November 2017

Palmers is delighted to welcome a new Associate Solicitor to the construction and engineering team.

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