The death of a demolition operative in Fife last week has led to construction union Unite calling for all industry workers to be provided with accident and life cover benefits.
A ‘one-dig’ construction method could be used if councillors decide to extend the Edinburgh Trams network. Such an approach involves closing each site once and opening it again only when all works are complete.
A company that was refused planning permission for two wind farm projects has been told both can now go ahead. Forsa Energy is close to completing pre-construction operations for eight turbines at Corlic Hill in Greenock.
Suppliers of road rail vehicles and other plant will be kept busy over the next six weekends as Network Rail carries out a £9m programme of track renewal and level crossing improvements between Aberdeen and Dundee.
A dozen Scots companies are to benefit from Forestry Commission contracts worth more than £13m for plant hire, crushing and screening and road maintenance. Eleven packages have been awarded across the country.
A wide range of plant and equipment is up for sale after a Dundee construction company went into administration. It was a knock-on effect from a major client also hit by difficult trading conditions.
A 70-year-old plant salesman has been ordered to repay nearly £1m in tax or face a further seven years behind bars. He could lose his £1.2m villa and house in Portugal.
A builder has been fined £600,000 following the death of a workman who was crushed by a dumper on an Edinburgh construction site. The court heard the operator had restricted visibility because of the load.
A 21% increase in fourth quarter sales and a 24% boost in deliveries pushed Volvo Construction Equipment to a best-ever year. However, the UK showed only moderate growth.