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Thursday, 15 January 2015

A building firm has been fined £10,000 after a 17-year-old mental health patient broke her back and pelvis when she fell over six metres from the roof of the Royal Preston Hospital in Fullwood.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

JC Bamford Excavators Ltd has been fined after a worker was left with multiple injuries after being crushed during the assembly of a telescopic handler.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today announced the formation of its new Council, which will provide advice on the skills challenges facing construction and help shape the organisation’s future direction.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Britain’s biggest house builder is stepping up its project pipeline over the next six months to a six-year high.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The UK Green Building Council has appointed Julie Hirigoyen as its new chief executive. Hirigoyen is currently UK head of sustainability for international property consultants JLL.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

In November 2014, first time buyers had to spend 11% more to obtain a home than they would have done in the same month a year earlier, according to the latest House Price Index from the Office for Nat

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Forum for the built environment (fbe), a national networking organisation for professionals in the construction, property and development industry, has appointed a new director to lead the growth of its sister group, forum for tomorrow (fft).

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

A building company has been fined for safety failings after an employee broke his back when he was struck by the bucket on a digger.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Filling the demand for new engineering jobs will generate an additional £27 billion per year for the UK economy from 2022, the equivalent of building 1,800 schools or 110 hospitals, according to new research published in Engineering UK 2015 The State of Engineering.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Four companies involved in the mis-selling of undeveloped land for investment to the public, raising £3.3m in the process, have been ordered into liquidation in the High Court on grounds of public interest following an Insolvency Service investigation.

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Midas Group has appointed a new director to lead its Devon and Cornwall division as the company continues to expand and manage multi-million pound developments across the region.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Cumbria County Council’s plan for a new headquarters in Carlisle has been approved by cabinet.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Councils are set to receive a £1 million boost to their efforts to crack down on unauthorised development and ensure everyone plays by the planning rules.

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today published draft guidance on the legal requirements in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015).

Friday, 9 January 2015

The owner of a small construction firm in Portsmouth has been fined after he erected a series of scaffolds in and around the town over several months in late 2013 that were riddled with dangerous faults.

Friday, 9 January 2015

The government has announced that 29 areas outside of London have been shortlisted to become the first flagship housing zones in England.

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