Small builders workload dips for the first time in six years

Workloads for small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms have taken a dip for the first time in six years, according to the latest research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB’s State of Trade Survey for Q1 2019 shows that the array of problems for small, local builders have taken their toll and have now put the sector...

Wood wins key role on Hinkley Point C project

Wood has secured a new contract to provide a construction design management advisor service for the Hinkley Point C new build nuclear power station project in the UK.The new contract gives Wood a key strategic role in the project's Technical Management and Acceptance team, which is responsible for implementing construction regulations and managing design risk assessments.Effective immediately, the contract...

New Technology To Revolutionise UK Construction

New Technology Revolutionise UK Construction

A whopping £18 million in funding from United Kingdom Research and Innovation is set to revolutionise the construction industry through new technology. With this in mind, four new research projects aiming to speed up assembly, save money, and improve the quality of UK building projects have been announced by the cutting edge group.They Include:Manufacturing integrated building components using...

Council guilty after worker crushed by pack of roof trusses

Darlington Borough Council has been fined £28K after a labourer was injured when a pack of roof trusses fell on him. Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 5 October 2017, the self-employed labourer was working for two brickies sub-contracted to Darlington Borough Council. He was walking past the front of the building plot at Allington Way, Darlington, when a pack...

Flying concrete kills worker

A concrete pumping company and its sole Director have been fined after an employee was struck and killed by concrete.Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how on 13 February 2017 the deceased, Mr Kevin Hoare was attempting to clear a blockage in a vehicle mounted concrete pump at Cranbook Road, Wimbledon. The pump ejected concrete, which struck and killed Mr Hoare....

Peri Group Acquires Stake In 3D Printing Company

Peri Group

The Peri Group has bought a 'significant' stake in the Danish 3D Concrete printing specialist COBOD International. Peri, a global maker of formwork and scaffolding systems believes printing will play an important role in the construction industry. The German company will now make COBOD's 3D concrete printers available to their customers worldwide.COBOD International is a newly established sister company of Denmark’s 3D...

Nuclear plant Hinkley Point C continues to power ahead

New photos and film footage released by EDF shows the scale and construction progress of the new nuclear power station. The construction of Hinkley Point C began two years ago after the government signed a deal with French firm EDF and its Chinese partner CGN. More than 3,200 people are now working on the project in Somerset.EDF has said it would...

Bricklayers Find Clever and Funny Way Round ‘No Shorts’ Ruling

The weather has been pretty hot up and down the country in the UK in recent months it's fair to say. In actual fact, pretty hot is putting it lightly to say the very least. Anyone that works outside would probably appreciate how some brickies felt when their boss told them not to wear shorts at work, even though...

Dutch Construction Company And University to Use 3D Printing to Make First Habitable Homes

Working alongside Van Wijnen, a construction company on a project entitled Project Milestone, 3D printing specialists from Eindhoven University of Technology are using a large 3D printer to produce 5 pebble-style houses.Using a large robotic arm with a nozzle attached that will follow the digital designs layer by layer, the houses will be printed using a cement mixture, which...

Viridor Leads The Way In Sustainable Hard Hats Recycling

Alongside Devon based plastic recycling specialist company, Polymer Industries, Viridor recently announced an innovative collaboration that will see thousands of hard hats destined for the landfill be put to better use, protecting both the environment, and providing a practical solution in the form of reusable plastic products, such as bins.Hard hats have always been excluded from traditional recycling due...

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