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Monday, 15 May 2017

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Lanes Group its third contract in four months - this time a five-year deal to provide facilities maintenance services for the London Underground.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Property developers think we’re likely to see an increase in the number of office buildings converted into homes over the next couple of years.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Members of the Unite union working on social housing repair and maintenance contracts in Manchester are to begin industrial action next week in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The introduction of tougher health and safety laws saw construction fines more than double last year with firms paying out almost £14 million for offences, new figures reveal.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A joint mental health awareness initiative has been launched by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Despite increased awareness, construction companies are still failing to recognise the importance of mental wellbeing in their health and safety policies, says safety consultant Paul Makoff-Clark.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Plant and machinery company JCB and delivery firm DHL have been fined a total of £641,000 after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by falling machinery at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

With a continued rise in overall costs, it was a mixed start to the year for construction with all specialist contractors reporting an increase in output in the first quarter of 2017 while almost a third of main building contractors reported a year-on-year fall, according to the latest construction trade survey.

Monday, 8 May 2017

After more than 25 years at Skanska UK, chief executive Mike Putnam has stepped down.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Construction workers in the north east of England are invited to attend a free event promoting fire door safety in Durham later this week.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Barroerock Construction Limited has been fined three quarters of a million pounds following repeated asbestos failings.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Bristol-based Solarjen Limited has been fined £250,000 after a 49-year-old worker sustained serious injuries when he fell more than 3.5 metres through a void in a roof.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

With the construction sector facing a skills crisis, the North West Skills Academy is urging firms in the region not to miss out on their last chance to secure European funding for training.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Residential building activity rose to a four-month high and civil engineering projects grew for the second consecutive time as the construction sector recorded its biggest monthly output rise of 2017 in April.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The next Government must ensure the construction sector has enough skilled workers post-Brexit or its housing and infrastructure manifesto pledges will be redundant, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

GRAHAM Construction has won a contract to build 270 apartment in Salford Quays.

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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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