Construction and Engineering News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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