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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Laing O'Rourke has completed work on the first three schools in the Yorkshire Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP).

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

More than three quarters of builders say they are falling victim to rogue customers with many tradesmen reporting that clients disrespect their work and routinely ask for discounts, a new study reveals.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Sales of building materials rose almost six per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, new figures reveal.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Despite the weak pound, a skills crisis and increasing material costs, construction businesses continue to be confident in accessing funds, new statistics reveal.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

The construction industry's skills crisis is "a ticking time-bomb" which is likely to get worse post-Brexit unless more work is put into developing talent pipelines, according to One Way.

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.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

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 10:47

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 14:27

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 10:31

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 09:31

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 10:55

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 16:20

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

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