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Friday, 26 August 2016

Builders' merchants Buildbase has been named the new title sponsor for two Football Association (FA) competitions - the FA Trophy and FA Vase.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Twelve of the UK’s largest construction firms have pledged to use and encourage the adoption of the Constructionline service to assess consultants and material suppliers.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Four leading young people from electrical and building services firms will battle it out to be named Apprentice of the Year in the national final of the ECA Edmundson Electrical Awards 2016.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

The brick industry has slammed a report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Centre for Economics & Business Research (Cebr), which claimed the UK brick shortage has been a significant factor in rising house prices with 1.4 billion bricks needed to meet demand, as "misleading and damaging for the brick and construction industry".

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Following the green light to construct a multi-billion pound wind farm off the Grimsby coast, hydraulics specialist MGR Fluid Power is warning energy firms to schedule regular maintenance in order to avoid costly equipment failures.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Safety equipment expert OnSite Support is urging construction firms to help reduce the risks of workers getting injured from falling tools and equipment.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Despite machine control technology having the potential to revolutionise the construction industry it is not being used to its full potential, according to a new study.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

For the second time in three years, O’Brien Contractors has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability with a coveted award.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Greater Manchester-based construction specialist Artez Group has broken ground on a £1.7 million leisure development at MediaCityUK.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Two roofing companies have been fined after a father of seven died when he fell more than seven metres through a skylight.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Builders can now keep on top of material price hikes thanks to updated estimating software from UK developer HBXL.

Monday, 22 August 2016

The board of Constructing Excellence (CE) has merged with Building Research Establishment (BRE) in a move designed to strengthen and grow the CE membership and its positive impact on the construction industry.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Work is set to begin on on the latest phase of Nottingham’s biggest council-led housebuilding scheme in 40 years.

Friday, 19 August 2016

The Swansea-based construction arm of The Premier Group has completed building a four pump, card only petrol filling station at Nottinghamshire’s Asda East Retford store.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Infrastructure construction suffered a sharp deceleration in July, with the value of contracts dropping 20% to £1.5bn compared to June, according to the latest market review from industry analysts Barbour ABI.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Contractor Forrest has secured three newbuild frameworks across the North of England that are collectively worth up to £725 million over four years.

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Features

2016-08-03 10:20

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.

2016-07-25 10:35

The UK has an ageing population – effectively, this means that for the first time ever there are more people of pensionable age than children under the age of 16 in this country.

2016-07-05 10:05

Defibrillators located on construction sites can save your life. Rosa Mitchell from independent supplier Defibshopgives her advice.

CONSTRUCTION workers are often faced with a multitude of dangers at work, from the risk of electrical hazards to excavation and trenching accidents.

2016-07-01 10:06

Claire Cameron investigates the topic of daylighting and how the use of windows and rooflights can help bring sunlight into buildings all year round.

WITH increasing energy costs and concerns about global warming, the use of windows and rooflights to bring sunlight indoors is gaining momentum as more people look to natural sources to save money and the environment.

2016-06-28 12:48

Within days of the announcement of the Brexit vote, we’ve seen major construction company stocks crash by almost a quarter, says Chris Ingram, managing director of Cornish-based underfloor heating specialists Continental Underfloor.

2016-06-15 15:36

Commercial vehicles can drive success. Claire Cameron looks at why firms should upgrade and whether it is best to buy or rent a new fleet. With expert advice from David Brennan, CEO of Nexus Vehicle Rental, Dominic Reid of Northgate Vehicle Hire, Gareth Jones of Dawsonrentals Vans and light commercial vehicle industry consultant Tim Cattlin.

2016-06-08 10:21

The UK’s European Union referendum is proving to be a hugely divisive topic with the population split between leaving and staying. A potential Brexit on June 23 could have far-reaching consequences throughout almost every aspect of life from house prices to immigration policies. But what would leaving the EU mean for the construction sector? Those working in the industry give Builder & Engineer magazine their views.

2016-04-29 14:32

With female representation in the UK engineering sector the lowest in Europe more needs to be done to encourage women into the industry. Claire Cameron reports.

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