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Friday, 20 January 2017

With a 130-year history and a £15.3 million turnover in 2016, Palmers Scaffolding has been purchased by Chester-based entrepreneur Colin Butt.

Friday, 20 January 2017

All Saints Construction has celebrated its first full year in operation by securing more than £100 million in new projects to exceeds its initial turnover targets.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

At £70.6 billion, the overall value of construction contracts awarded in the UK fell five per cent in 2016 when compared with the previous year but housebuilding continued to grow, the latest research reveals.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Morgan Sindall has been chosen by Liverpool City Council to deliver two projects as part of a planned £1 billion extension to the city’s Knowledge Quarter.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Housebuilders are delivering bigger homes with more bedrooms according to new analysis from the Home Builders Federation.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Carillion has started work on a £154 million state-of-the-art build-to-rent development in Manchester.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A health and safety awareness course aimed at small and medium-sized construction companies (SMEs) working on refurbishment projects will take place in Scotland next month.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The construction industry does not have the capacity to build the homes needed to address the housing crisis because of a lack of skills, the author of the Farmer Review has told a committee of MPs.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Construction work is underway to transform a former landfill site near Blunsdon in Swindon into a solar park.

Monday, 16 January 2017

A fall in turnover has forced family-run building and heritage restoration company Boshers (Cholsey) Limited to collapse.

Monday, 16 January 2017

With health and safety at the top of The Premier Group's new year resolution, the Swansea-based construction company has dedicated a workshop to behavioural safety and preventing onsite accidents and injuries.

Monday, 16 January 2017

A new report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) is calling for action to reverse the decline in SME housebuilders, arguing that they could deliver 25,000 new homes a year if ‘red tape’ was slashed.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Conlon Construction has started work on a £16 million project to transform the Lake District's Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa hotel into a world-class resort.

Friday, 13 January 2017

The construction industry may soon see an increase in electric commercial fleets after the Department of Transport invested more than £2 million into the trial of new technology for charging commercial vehicles.

Friday, 13 January 2017

The planning system is working in the interests of developers over councils and local communities, according to a new survey of councillors.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The A Proctor Group has expanded its commercial build sector sales team with two new appointments.

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Features

2017-01-04 09:35

As pressure mounts to achieve the government’s housebuilding objectives, the effective regeneration of brownfield land is becoming increasingly important. Builder & Engineer takes a look at the challenges of regenerating contaminated land

2016-12-30 09:15

New colour-coded system will see traditional helmet colour head out of site

2016-12-30 09:04

Building Information Modelling – or BIM as it is more commonly known – has become something of a buzz word for the construction sector since the Government launched its Construction 2025 strategy in 2011. Claire Cameron investigates why firms should be embracing the technology

2016-12-19 12:56

Keeping in contact with workers on site can be the difference between life and death. Stephen Westley, director at Global Mobile Communications, explains how the right rugged mobile device can increase productivity and act as a tool for verifying lone worker safety

2016-11-16 10:38

According to the UK Drone Usage Report 2016, the construction sector is one of the top five industry's leading the way in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with 17 per cent of firms having utilised flying robots to scope out work and monitor projects. Gary Wilson, founding partner of Fluxx engineering, discusses the growth of the digital technology

2016-11-08 10:09

Plant failure can be catastrophic for a business and the down time entails disruption to service and loss of revenue. Jamie Ross-Davies from Ideal Heat Solutions gives his advice.

2016-09-01 10:53

Firms are embracing new methods of construction with a study revealing the majority have used innovative techniques in the last three years. Claire Cameron takes a look at what is on offer

2016-08-03 09:20

In the wake of the vote to leave the EU, the potential impact of Brexit on development needs to be considered, specifically in terms of environmental regulations and State aid, as well as the possible impact on UK infrastructure projects, in particular the proposed Heathrow expansion and Hinkley Point C, says Mark Northey, a partner in the projects team at Ashfords LLP.

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