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    Tata Steel fined £1.98m for safety failings

    Health & Safety28/07/16

    Tata Steel has been fined a whopping £1.98m for two separate incidents that saw workers injure their hands… Steel company Tata Steel has been fined after workers sustained injuries. The case, which was brought before Northampton Crown Court, revealed how tw[...]

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    Gateshead construction firm fined £120k for worker injury

    Health & Safety27/07/16

    A construction firm based in Gateshead has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker being injured… Meldrum Construction Services has been fined for failing to provide a safe environment for workers after an employee was injured. The Gateshead-base[...]

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    Shropshire Council wins 82 per cent of planning appeals

    Planning & Development27/07/16

    New data shows 82 per cent of planning appeals made in the past 12 months have been won by Shropshire Council… A total of 128 planning appeals have been made against Shropshire Council over the past 12 months. However, only 18 per cent of these appeals were [...]

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    Dunne Group workers offered support following redundancies

    HR & Skills27/07/16

    Workers who were made redundant after the Dunne Group went into administration have been offered employment support… Some 524 UK workers were made redundant after the Dunne Group went into administration. The firm, which has its head office in Bathgate, West[...]

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    Digital archive for building preservation material launched

    Building Control26/07/16

    A new digital archive containing research material on the preservation of buildings has been launched… The Property Care Association (PCA) has created a new digital archive containing decades worth of research material pertaining to the preservation of build[...]

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    Land Rover BAR first sports team to gain BREEAM

    Energy Efficiency26/07/16

    Sailing team Land Rover BAR has become the first British sports team to operate from a building with a BREEAM excellent rating… British sailing team Land Rover BAR has made strides to become the UK’s most sustainable sports team by operating from a buildin[...]

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    Essex school fined for disturbing asbestos

    Health & Safety26/07/16

    An Essex school has been ordered to pay £46,000 for exposing staff to asbestos… A school in Chelmsford has been fined a hefty £46,000 after being found guilty of safety failings related to the removal of asbestos. The case, which was heard at Chelmsford Cr[...]

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    How does BIM aid sustainability?

    BIM26/07/16

    BIM and the new dimension of sustainability that it brings are discussed here by Nick Tune, CEO of coBuilder UK…   The environmental impacts of construction, among others, arise due to the heterogeneous mix of construction materials and components inher[...]

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    New Considerate Constructors Scheme executive chair named

    HR & Skills25/07/16

    Isabel Martinson has been appointed as executive chair of the Considerate Constructors Scheme… Isabel Martinson has been named executive chair of the Considerate Constructor Scheme (CCS). Martinson, who is former chair of the Trade Association Forum Ltd, has[...]

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    New shop planning applications fall nine per cent

    Planning & Development25/07/16

    In the past year the number of planning applications for new shops has fallen by nine per cent… Figures have revealed the number of requests to build residential developments fell significantly in the past year. According to the data developments dropped by [...]

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    Bluebeam – Can You Supplement BIM With 3D PDFs?

    BIM25/07/16

    Adrian Slatter, Sales and Marketing Director, Design Software Solutions explains how BIM and virtual design is revolutionising the construction industry… For many project teams, virtual design and construction and BIM are opening up a whole new world whe[...]

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    Esh works to cut carbon output in construction

    Energy Efficiency25/07/16

    The Esh Group is leading a project aimed at cutting the amount of carbon used in the construction industry… A new scheme which aims to cut carbon emissions in the construction sector has been launched by the Esh Group. The scheme involves apprentices going t[...]

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