Highest Ever BREEAM score awarded

posted 17.12.2013

The highest ever BREEAM sustainability score has been achieved at PWC?s headquarters at One Embankment Place, London. The score of 96.31% surpasses all previous BREEAM sustainability ratings. The previous highest score was achieved by the The Co-Operative Groups new head office last month which was awarded 95.16% in the BREEAM assessment. Both projects have achieved previously unheard of ratings...

Category: industry, legislation, Mike Close

Housing Boom leads to Christmas Work for Brick Plants

posted 29.11.2013

The boom in house building means that the brick kilns will be firing over Christmas for the first time since 2007. Since the construction crash brick makers have being shutting down over the festive break but demand for bricks means plants will remain open and operational over the Christmas period. This provides more evidence of a resurgent house building industry, the help-to-buy scheme being l...

Category: industry

Crane Collapse Kills Two at World Cup Stadium Construction Project

posted 28.11.2013

In recent weeks here at Recipro we have reported on many safety concerns in the preparation for the Qatar world cup, however, it this time it is Brazil under the spotlight as an accident left two dead in the construction of a world cup stadium for 2014. The tragic accident followed the collapse of a crane at the Sao Paulo stadium in Brazil. The stadium is due to host the opening ceremony at next...

Category: health and safety, in the news, industry, Mike Close

Contractors and Clients Sign Up to Government Scheme to cut Carbon

posted 28.11.2013

A new Government scheme to reduce carbon emissions in major infrastructure work has received backing from nine contractors as well as major clients, consultants and trade bodies. It is the aim of the initiative to reduce as much as 24m tonnes of carbon a year by 2050. It is hoped that this can be combined with some sizable cost savings with 1.46bn being targeted a year. Contractors to have sig...

Category: general, in the news, industry, Mike Close

Blacklisting Saga Continues

posted 22.11.2013

Blacklisting has once again dominated the news in the construction industry this week, firstly protests were held this week leading to one protester being hospitalised. It has also emerged that 1200 blacklisted individuals could be in line for compensation. Scuffles broke out at a demonstration at a construction project in Leeds the week, campaigning against the process of blacklisting, the proce...

Category: industry, legislation, Mike Close

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