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Grenfell cladding fire test due next week

21 July 2017 - Fires in construction - admin - No Comments

July 21, 2017
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The building industry will get a clear verdict next week on whether similar Grenfell cladding systems pass or fail stringent Building Regulation guidance for use on new and existing towers. The BRE is about to start full fire testing on full-scale models of cladding systems to establish how they react to different combinations with other materials […]

Worker killed on Bellway homes site in London

14 July 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - No Comments

July 14, 2017
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A worker has been killed at a Bellway homes site in River Gardens site in Greenwich, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene . A Met police spokesman told the Standard: “Police were called at around 17:25 on 11 July to a seriously injured man on a construction site in Christchurch Way, SE10.” “Police […]

Worker trapped in 3 metere trench collapse

12 May 2017 - Trench collapse - admin - Comments Off on Worker trapped in 3 metere trench collapse

May 12, 2017
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The court heard how fellow workers dug with their bare hands to keep the worker breathing after a 9ft trench collapsed when he was working below, the Fife-based construction company has been fined after a worker had to be dug out of a trench that collapsed onto him. Dundee Sheriff Court heard the 43-year-old employee of […]

71 more Scottish schools thought to have construction defects

15 April 2017 - Bad bricklaying - admin - Comments Off on 71 more Scottish schools thought to have construction defects

April 15, 2017
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An investigation by the BBC has now revealed the extent of the problem across Scotland after councils were quizzed about defects discovered in their school buildings which were mainly funded by PFI the extent of the problems were found in 71 more schools. Work to correct the problems has been completed on most of them with […]

£1 million pound home collapses overnight after basement collapse

3 April 2017 - basement construction - admin - Comments Off on £1 million pound home collapses overnight after basement collapse

April 3, 2017
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A luxury million pound home on an exclusive road near Wimbledon collapsed in the middle of the night, leaving windows shattered and debris piled up on the site. The home was undergoing a basement conversion next to Richmond Park, had been undergoing renovations and reportedly collapsed after work in the basement was not properly supported. […]

London’s largest crane is ready for lifting at Earls Court

22 March 2017 - Cranes - admin - Comments Off on London’s largest crane is ready for lifting at Earls Court

March 22, 2017
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London’s largest heavy lifting crane has been erected, and is now ready to begin work on site at Earls Court. The development, led by Capital & Counties Properties PLC will create 8,000 homes and 10,000 new jobs as well as a new High Street and a new five-acre park in London. Demolition of the former exhibition […]

Construction opperative worker seriously injured in wall collapse

20 March 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - Comments Off on Construction opperative worker seriously injured in wall collapse

March 20, 2017
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A Manchester building contractor and a company owner have appeared in court after a worker was seriously injured on a refurbishment site. The 53-year-old father of two from Salford was employed as a labourer at the site of a refurbishment project at Manchester One, Portland Street Manchester when the incident occurred on 29 August 2014. […]

Man killed in explosion on former London petrol station site

17 March 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction deaths - admin - Comments Off on Man killed in explosion on former London petrol station site

March 17, 2017
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A man in his 50s died in an explosion at a construction site in north London, police have said emergency services, including the London air ambulance, were called to an “industrial incident” in Swain’s Lane, Highgate, just after 14:00 GMT. The site was once a petrol station and part of the demolition work required removing […]

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