Corruption rife in Construction Industry?

posted 21.11.2013

I read with interest on this week's Construction Enquirer website an article which claims that corruption and bribery are still rife in construction. With so many good things happening in the construction industry it is with disappointment that we read today that some of the traditional pitfalls of the industry still exist. Some specialist contractors are even threatening to quit the industry for...

Category: in the news, industry, Mike Close

Sixth cyclist death in two weeks leads to calls for rush-hour HGV ban in capital

posted 20.11.2013

Six cyclist fatalities in a two week span has increased pressure to place a ban on HGV lorries using the roads in London during rush hour. The latest fatality came after a collision between a cyclist believed to be in his sixties and a lorry in south-east London. This is the 14th cycling casualty on London?s roads of 2013, nine of which involved HGV?s. The construction industry would be potentia...

Category: health and safety, industry, Mike Close

Amnesty International blasts construction workers conditions

posted 19.11.2013

In September Recipro wrote about reports of shocking working conditions for migrant workers in Qatar, it appears similar reports have surfaced this time from human rights campaigners Amnesty International which further highlight and attack the condition of migrant workers in Qatar. Their findings showed that workers have been subjected to dangerous working conditions, non-payment and unfit accom...

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

More hot air for Sustainability

posted 19.11.2013

Many cynics will declare that there is plenty of hot air in the world of sustainability, but now hot air also means action with an innovative new scheme working with the London Underground. Trudging through the London Underground is hot work especially with lap top and luggage in tow. When you factor in the vast crowds of people rushing to and fro in a mass frenzy to reach immanent departures int...

Category: environment, Mike Close

Backhauling - cutting costs, carbon and hygiene standards?

posted 19.11.2013

  An argument has arisen over the use of grocery logistics vehicles being used to backhaul waste products after it emerged that Tesco had being using their vehicles to do exactly this. The story has brought to light a practice whereby Tesco have stopped the use of a waste contractor for general rubbish instead using its own fleet to pick up rubbish from stores following delivery. Despite Tesco?...

Category: environment, in the news, Mike Close

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