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Basement extension fail 1: £50k fine for safety and welfare failures

12 Apr 2018: A contractor carrying out refurbishment and basement extension work has been fined more than £50,000 after a Health & Safety Executive (HSE) inspection revealed a series of safety breaches. more »

Site welfare breaches on the rise

12 Apr 2018: The Building Safety Group, a health & safety consultancy, has made 10,000 independent inspections of construction sites over the past six months and found that failings in the provision of site welfare facilities are rising. more »

Two more acquisitions for RSK

12 Apr 2018: Environmental services specialist RSK Group continues its acquisition trail with the takeover of Non Destructive Testing Services Ltd and Copeland Wedge Associates. more »

Green light for £27m Tottenham scheme

12 Apr 2018: Duggan Morris Architects and MRG Studio have secured planning consent for a £27m mixed-use scheme in South Tottenham. more »

Gold medal for Balfour's shooter

12 Apr 2018: Strathclyde University civil engineering student has won the gold medal in the men's double trap shooting event for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. more »

Construction output slides again

11 Apr 2018: February 2018 saw another substantial fall in construction output, according to the latest Office for National Statistics data. more »

Window firm fined £850k after installer’s ladder fall

11 Apr 2018: Safestyle UK has been fined £850,000 after one of its window installers broke his knee cap falling from a ladder. more »

Downsizing difficulties dent McCarthy & Stone profits

11 Apr 2018: Retirement house-builder McCarthy & Stone has seen its half-year profits dip by more than 50% as potential buyers seeking to downsize struggled to sell their family homes. more »

Interserve seeks shareholder backing for new borrowing limit

11 Apr 2018: Interserve has called a shareholder meeting for the end of April to ratify plans to raise the company borrowing limit. more »

New building services execs for BakerHicks

11 Apr 2018: BakerHicks, the professional services arm of Morgan Sindall, has appointed two senior executives to its building services team. more »

Willmott Dixon trains staff in mental health first aid

11 Apr 2018: More than 130 employees of Willmott Dixon, a fifth of its workforce, have completed training in mental health first aid. more »

Alexander Stadium to get £70m makeover for 2022 Commonwealth Games

11 Apr 2018: The government has agreed to a grant of £70m to revamp Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. more »

Government vows to ban slow paying contractors from public works

11 Apr 2018: Main contractors who do not pay their supplier promptly are to be banned from bidding for public sector contracts, the government says. more »

Gatwick station plans submitted

10 Apr 2018: Plans for a multi-million pound expansion of Gatwick Airport railway station have been submitted to Crawley Borough Council for approval. more »

Ladbroke Grove business centre to get £15m makeover

10 Apr 2018: Office landlord Workspace Group has secured planning permission for a £15m redevelopment of a business centre in west London. more »

Contract dispute sinks Wetherby builder

10 Apr 2018: Wetherby-based construction business Haresign Limited has gone into administration with the loss of 11 jobs. more »

Danaher & Walsh sets up sewer lining division

10 Apr 2018: Leicestershire-based civil engineering contractor Danaher & Walsh has launched a new division specialising in the no-dig repair and rehabilitation of sewers and pipelines. more »

Caddick Construction turnover to top £100m this year

10 Apr 2018: Caddick Construction has reported a 20% increase in turnover for the year to 31st August 2017 on the back of some significant new contract wins. more »

Product manufacturers endure slow start to year

9 Apr 2018: Manufacturers of construction products suffered a slow start to 2018, with snowy weather and the liquidation of Carillion both being blames. more »

Foundry men suffer electrical burns

9 Apr 2018: A Nottinghamshire foundry has been £60,000 after two employees suffered serious burns from an electrical flashover. more »

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