How onsite safety is set to evolve in 2020 and beyond

Health and safety is a vital component in any working environment, but in the construction industry where there are often greater risks to workers, ensuring onsite safety best practice is of the utmost importance. In today’s post, we’ve teamed up... View Article

HA maintenance costs soar, driving operating surpluses down

Increased expenditure on repairs and maintenance by housing associations, driven by a sharper focus on health and safety after the Grenfell Tower fire has been revealed in the sector’s global accounts for 2018/19. The global accounts published by England’s Regulator... View Article

New electrical safety rules for rental properties

New rules for carrying out electrical safety checks every five years in private sector tenancies are being introduced from July this year, with fines of upto £30,000 for non-compliance. Checks will initially be required for all new tenancies let from... View Article

235 Grand

Calling upon their considerable experience in the rapidly expanding Jersey City area, HLW was engaged as design architect and architect of record for 235 Grand, a 45-story rental apartment tower complete with an internal garage, building amenities and retail space.... View Article

No one taking the blame for Grenfell Tower tragedy

The public inquiry into the Grenfell tragedy has resumed but it quickly became evident that none of the many designers, contractors and consultants were willing to shoulder responsibility for mistakes that allowed a fire to engulf the building more than... View Article

January sees contract awards increase by 18.5%

The value of all construction contracts awarded in January 2020 was £5.5 billion based on a three-month rolling average. This is an increase of 18.5% on December 2019 and is also 2.1% ahead of January 2019. In the three-month period... View Article