Monthly Archives: April 2009

More than 4,000 builders on Olympics

The total workforce building the Olympic Park has broken the 4,000 barrier with one half of 2012 construction workers living in London.

Beard trebles pre-tax profit to £1.1m and opens new office

Beard has opened a new office at Guildford in Surrey and looks to achieve a £7m-£10m turnover from this new base within the coming three years.

Britain to keep working week opt-out

Britain is to keep its opt-out from Europe’s 48-hour working week after European Parliament talks to phase out the Working Time Directive failed.

Rok joins list of names invited to look at William Verry’s contracts

Rok has joined the group of four contractors who have been invited to look at some of William Verry’s contracts – the other three being ISG, Kier and a regional outfit.

O’Rourke drops down Rich List after losing £200m in a year

Laing O’Rourke chairman Ray O’Rourke was one of the big fallers in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, published yesterday.

Blackpool housing development devastated by fire

A three-storey timber- framed housing development under construction in Blackpool has been devastated by a suspicious fire.

Two firms fined £37,000 after worker injured in 25ft plunge

Two firms have been fined a total of £37,000 after a man broke his arm and sustained facial injuries after falling 25 feet while working on a roofing job.

Safety chiefs blast site managers

Site managers in west London have been blasted by the Health and Safety Executive after nearly half of the jobs visited during an inspection blitz had enforcement notices slapped on them.

Subcontractor pay trends: South West, March 2009

Supplied by Hudson Contract, these pay trends are the most accurate indications of subcontractor pay across the UK construction industry, based on payroll data from over 1,000 construction companies and 35,000 subcontractors.

Subcontractor pay trends: South East, March 2009

Supplied by Hudson Contract, these pay trends are the most accurate indications of subcontractor pay across the UK construction industry, based on payroll data from over 1,000 construction companies and 35,000 subcontractors.