Construction and Engineering News

Focus on the benefits of adjudication
June 2017

In this edition of our Construction and Engineering Bulletin, we focus on how adjudication can benefit businesses working in this sector:

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Judge hands out jail sentence after construction boss is found guilty of manslaughter
May 2017

A jury has found a construction firm boss guilty of manslaughter after the death of a member of the public, who was killed when a stack of window frames collapsed on her.

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Survey suggests Government is failing to meet its BIM 2 target
May 2017

A new survey has suggested that some central government departments are failing to enforce the BIM 2 mandate, which was due to take effect more than a year ago.

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Construction bosses warned – cutting short an apprenticeship could be costly
May 2017

Construction employers who offer apprenticeships are being warned that if they withdraw training early, they may be acting in breach of employment laws.

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Lower Thames crossing – route finally revealed
April 2017

The controversial and long awaited decision for a new route across the lower River Thames has finally been confirmed.

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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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