Monthly Archives: March 2009

Isle of Wight contractor fined after dump truck overturns

An Isle of Wight building contractor has been fined £7,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,728.50 after a dump truck overturned, injuring its untrained driver.

Sir Anthony joins calls for wage top-ups for short time workers

JCB chairman Sir Anthony Bamford is calling on the Government to top-up the wages for staff forced onto very short-time working.

Government urged to create jobs through energy efficiency investment

The government is being urged to invest in energy efficiency measure to create construction jobs and reduce carbon emissions.

Top 5 construction tenders - 27 March 2009

This week’s construction tenders includes a £250m refurbishment framework for council housing in Nottingham, a £60m facilities management scheme for BAA and a bio-energy research building.

Trio of bosses cleared of manslaughter

Three bosses charged with killing a labourer walked free from Cardiff Crown Court today after the prosecution dramatically called a halt to their trial.

CECA warns government’s financial support schems are failing construction

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has warned the goverment that three of its schemes designed to boost financial support to businesses are not working for construction SMEs.

Byrne Bros bags £50m Shard concrete frame deal

Byrne Bros has won the concrete frame package on the Shard of Glass, a deal worth up to £50m.

Arsenal regeneration construction to begin this summer - PHOTOS

Construction work is set to start this summer on 729 new homes in north London to complete Arsenal FC’s Emirates stadium regeneration scheme.

Scaffolder fined after pole falls on pedestrian

A Warwickshire scaffolder has been fined £4,000 after an accident on a site in Coventry city centre in May 2008 when a steel scaffold pole fell 5m onto a pedestrian underneath.

Builder in court after kidnapping site intruder

A builder has appeared in Leicester Crown Court after kidnapping an intruder who had damaged the house he was modernising.