Construction and Engineering News

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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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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