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Friday, 26 May 2017

Two companies have been fined a total of £700,000 and a director has received a suspended prison sentence after being prosecuted over the deaths of four workers at an excavation site in Norfolk.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

A social housing maintenance contractor has been accused of using its Manchester operation as a benchmark to “suppress” pay rates in other parts of the country.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

As part of its continued expansion across the UK, multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm Patrick Parsons has purchased Manchester-based building design company BCM.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The site of a historic former Odeon cinema in Redhill, Surrey, is to see the construction of over 100 new flats after the borough council granted planning permission for the scheme.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Building firm Lendlease has been awarded for its commitment to promoting mental health and workplace wellbeing in construction.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Construction of a new ‘dementia-friendly’ home aimed at learning how better to support those living with the condition will begin on the BRE Innovation Park this Autumn.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Surrey Heath Borough Council has appointed Holder Mathias Architects to design and redevelop Ashwood House and Pembroke House in Camberley town centre.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

As part of a campaign to reward the UK’s community champions, workwear specialists JCB is searching the country to find the nation’s most heroic tradespeople.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

BAM Construction has won a £20 million contract to build the new Mercia School in Sheffield.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Striking repairs and maintenance workers employed by Mears in Manchester are to hold a demonstration outside the headquarters of Northwards Housing today, calling on the organisation to intercede in a dispute over pay.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Solar panel installer Eco NRG Solutions Ltd has been fined £115,000 after a worker broke his back when he fell from a farm roof in Cornwall.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

We’ll deliver if developers don’t, said Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron as he launched the party’s election manifesto, pledging 300,000 new government-built homes a year, and measures to allow councils to build more social housing.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Rising demand for infrastructure work coupled with a global skills shortage is pushing up the cost of construction projects in London, according to research by Turner & Townsend.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show construction output dipped in March, despite a slight a quarter-on-quarter rise during the first three months of 2017.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

At least one part of Labour’s election manifesto has found favour with SME builders – and that’s the proposal to link its housing and skills policy as part of its industrial strategy.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The outgoing president of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), believes there is significant potential for business growth in the engineering services sector, as a result of recent developments and new commercial opportunities.

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Features

2017-05-25 09:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 11:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 15:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 11:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 10:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 11:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 17:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

2017-02-28 15:53

As part of an ongoing revamp, the Joint Contracts Tribunal has rolled out an updated suite of standard form construction contracts for Design & Build. John Cleaveley, partner and head of construction at Weightmans LLP, takes a look at the changes

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