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  • Fit-out contractor fined £1.1m after ladder fall
    London-based fit-out and refurbishment contractor Modus Workspace has been fined more than a million pounds after an employeer was seriously injured when he fell from height.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-06-01
  • Wolves Civic defeats Willmott Dixon’s health squad
    City of Wolverhampton Council has suspended site works on its £38m Civic Halls’ refurbishment due to the continuing coronavirus threat.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-05-06
  • Beard keeps building to stop ‘vicious circle’ of site shortages
    Beard is continuing to operate on more than 90% of of its sites to avoid the “vicious circle” of materials shortages. The contractor is fully implementing the Site Operating Procedures drawn up by the Construction Leadership Council to ensure staff and subcontractors are not exposed to unnecessary risk of infection. ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2020-04-17
  • Nixon Hire helping with Covid-19 fight
    Nixon Hire have been working hard on a national scale to provide support to essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic. From power stations to Nightingale Hospitals, the family run business has been supplying equipment as the nation responds to the crisis. Managing Director, Graham Nixon said: “The equipment Nixon Hire ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2020-04-07
  • Coronavirus crisis brings out best and worst of construction
    Responsible construction companies are trying to do their best by employees and clients during the current pandemic. Contractors want to keep sites going as long as they are safe for workers and don’t put a strain on public transport. Many have also offered to help others with initiatives like donating ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2020-03-26
  • Balfour Beatty to paint Forth Bridge approach
    Balfour Beatty is set to begin a £7.5m project to refurbish and repaint the North Queensferry approach span to the Forth Bridge.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-02-21
  • Liebherr rig squeezes into place for historic bridge refurb [ – with video]
    Renovation of a historic rail bridge in Switzerland has involved a challenging operation to position the drilling rig required.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-02-18
  • Worcester Uni picks six for £60m framework
    The University of Worcester has appointed six building firms to its renewed ‘medium construction related works and refurbishment’ framework.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-02-13
  • McLaren in for Ealing Broadway office refurb
    British Land has handed McLaren a £6.5m contract to refurbish an office block in west London.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-02-11
  • Offsite Solutions wins £2.5m shower pods deal
    Bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions has landed its second contract for Moda Living with a £2.5m deal to manufacture 478 steel-framed shower pods for The Lexington in Liverpool. Designed by Falconer Chester Hall and now under construction by BCEGI, the 34-storey, New York-inspired Lexington will provide 325 high quality homes ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2020-02-04
  • Offsite Solutions supplies shower pods to second Moda tower
    Offsite Solutions has won a £2.5m contract to manufacture 478 steel-framed shower pods for a Liverpool private rental tower block.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-01-30
  • Inquiry told Grenfell firms knew cladding would burn
    The company that made insulation material used in the Grenfell Tower refurbishment has disclosed an exchange of emails that shows the contractors and architect knew beforehand that the cladding system they were installing was not fire-resistant.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-01-29
  • Grenfell Tower inquiry: the corporate cast
    To help readers keep check on who did what regarding the 2016 Grenfell Tower refurbishment and re-claddingwe offer a list of the organisations involved. Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-01-28
  • Grenfell team dives into blame game
    Opening comments from parties involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower and the installation of the notorious cladding system has seen each seek to blame someone – or even everyone – else.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-01-27
  • Grenfell contractors and suppliers make inquiry statements
    Phase 2 of the official Grenfell Tower Inquiry starts today with opening statements from those who commissioned, designed, built and supplied materials for the refurbishment project that has been blamed for the rapid spread of the inferno.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2020-01-27