Construction and Engineering News

SMEs to benefit as BIM market set to reach $18 billion by 2024
October 2017

Latest figures suggest that the Building Information Modelling (BIM) sector is set to explode in the next few years, with industry experts predicting the market will grow from $3 billion to more than $18 billion by 2024.

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HSE targets construction companies with new wave of inspections
October 2017

Construction companies across the UK are being warned that the second phase of a targeted inspection initiative by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is now underway.

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Grenfell Tower disaster highlights building regulation standards and liability issues
October 2017

Four months after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the largest health and safety review in the UK since 1945 is underway.

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Demand for more housebuilding should not be at expense of quality – LGA warns
September 2017

A renaissance in quality housebuilding is urgently needed to keep pace with demand, according to a new report by the Local Government Housing Association (LGA).

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Series of construction sector prosecutions – a reminder to check H&S procedures
September 2017

Three separate ‘falls from heights’ incidents have been the subject of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecutions in recent weeks – highlighting the renewed need for construction employers to ensure they have stringent workplace safety procedures in place.

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Supreme Court judgment will have wide ramifications for construction contracts
September 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an appeal by Eon Climate & Renewables UK in a long running dispute which involves the failure of foundations on the Robin Rigg offshore windfarm.

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Recent TCC judgment a lesson in checking your emails
July 2017

A recent case in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) illustrates the need to regularly check your emails.

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New data from the HSE reveals significant reduction in construction fatalities
July 2017

Annual figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that the number of workplace fatalities looks set to be the second lowest on record – with the largest reduction in incidents seen in the construction sector.

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Courts aiming to modernise by dropping ‘arcane’ words
July 2017

In a bid to modernise the court system, the Lord Chancellor has announced that ‘arcane’ legal terms such as ‘mercantile’ and ‘chancery’ should be replaced by language which is more easily understood by the general public.

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Calls to support SMEs as construction sector is warned it still faces BIM challenges
June 2017

The construction industry has been warned it still faces Building Information Modelling (BIM) challenges amidst calls for additional support to help the sector in its shift to digital construction.

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