Tag: Construction

School Maintenance Will Be Completed On Time

School Maintenance Will Be Completed On Time

Considerable progress has been made on the school summer maintenance programme and the work will be completed on time, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin Minister Gordon-Pamplin said, “The Buildings section has deployed its entire staff to complete planned maintenance and address various defects within the schools designated for... Read more of this article

IBA To Host Airport Design Competition

IBA To Host Airport Design Competition

The Institute of Bermuda Architects [IBA] has launched a competition that will bring together the island’s young architects and designers in order to conceptualize and plan a redevelopment of the LF Wade International Airport entrance. The competition will feature a formal opening and presentation of awards on August 15, 2014 at 6.00pm on the... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Morgan’s Point Progress

Minister Updates On Morgan’s Point Progress

The remediation of parcels A and B at Morgan’s Point has been completed and that those areas of the site are ready to be handed over to the developers, Minister of Public Works Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said this afternoon [July 29]. The Minister said, “You will be aware that the Government, in 2011, passed the Morgan’s Point Act, which was... Read more of this article

Bermudiana Beach Resort Submits Application

Bermudiana Beach Resort Submits Application

The Bermuda Housing Corporation [BHC] has revealed that a planning application has been submitted for the proposed redevelopment of the South Shore development known as ‘The Bermudiana Beach Resort’ [formerly Grand Atlantic]. Plans accompanying the application submitted this week by local architecture firm OBM depict an ocean front resort property... Read more of this article

BEST “Applauds” Upgrade Of Building Codes

BEST “Applauds” Upgrade Of Building Codes

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they wish to “applaud the Department of Planning [DOP] on its recent upgrade of the Bermuda Building Code. “Bermuda is fortunate that having Building Codes in place has kept the standards of construction high. On one hand, our standards have retained an aesthetically pleasing... Read more of this article

Staff Evacuate Global House After Tremors

Staff Evacuate Global House After Tremors

Staff from within Government offices at Global House on Church Street evacuated the building twice this morning [July 3] after tremors were felt throughout the building. Works and Engineering crews carried out an inspection of the property and staff say that a faulty air conditioning unit was the cause of the shaking. Staff have since returned to work... Read more of this article

Listed Buildings Eligible For Interest-Free Loans

Listed Buildings Eligible For Interest-Free Loans

The Department of Planning is encouraging people to take advantage of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Interest-Free Loan Program for listed buildings, saying the program is not used as widely as it could be. A spokesperson said, “The program is available exclusively to the owners of buildings that have been listed as being of special architectural... Read more of this article

Minister Richards: Construction Payroll Tax Relief

Minister Richards: Construction Payroll Tax Relief

[Updated] Finance Minister Bob Richards provided further details of the proposed payroll tax relief for the local construction industry announced in the Premier’s address earlier this month. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [June 27], Minister Richards said, “The local construction industry has been particularly hard hit by the economic... Read more of this article

Feedback Wanted On New Building Codes

Feedback Wanted On New Building Codes

The Department of Planning is advising the public that it has revised the current building codes and is seeking public feedback before the codes are finalized. “The existing codes are out of date and they do not reflect advancements in the building and materials industry,” explained Building Control Officer Gordon Ness. “The Residential Code covers... Read more of this article

Minister On Proposed Construction Payroll Relief

Minister On Proposed Construction Payroll Relief

Minister of Finance Bob Richards today provided details of the proposed payroll tax relief for the local construction industry. Minister Richards said: “As the Premier outlined in his address on Monday, June 9th, the local construction industry has been particularly hard hit by the economic contraction of the last five years. At least 1,200 jobs have... Read more of this article


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