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Friday, 24 February 2017

Housing starts hit the highest level since 2007 in the three months to December, although completions dipped, according to officials figures.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Construction work on phase one of the £55 billion HS2 high-speed railway will get underway in the spring after the project received Royal Assent.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Kier has been named preferred bidder to build the new Woodside School for Sheffield City Council.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The construction “skills gulf” could see wages double as the sector battles to recruit almost one worker every minute to build the homes and infrastructure the UK needs, according to the latest report from Arcadis.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Developer Orbit has appointed global construction and engineering services company ISG to build the first of 437 homes at its St Anne’s Quarter development in Norwich city centre.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

JS Wright has won a contract worth more than £8 million to provide the engineering infrastructure systems for a high-rise development in London’s Docklands.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Interserve Construction Limited has been fined £54,000 after admitting discharging silt-laden water into a tributary of the River Rother in Burwash, East Sussex.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Balfour Beatty is exiting the Middle East and will sell its two joint ventures in the region - Dutco Balfour Beatty and BK Gulf - for £11 million in order to focus on markets in the UK, US and Far East.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Turner & Townsend has merged with asset management consultancy AMCL to bolster the advisory service provided to the infrastructure sector.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Persimmon Homes has been given the green light to build more than 240 homes on the site of a former energy plant in Wolverhampton.

Monday, 20 February 2017

SES Engineering Services has landed a £9.5 million mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contract on a mixed-use development in London.

Monday, 20 February 2017

A major new housing development at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been granted planning permission.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Housebuilding rose 83 per cent year-on-year as the construction industry started 2017 on a high with overall project awards increasing by 50 per cent when compared to December 2016, the latest statistics reveal.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Plans for a four-storey development at Sheffield United Football Club’s Bramall Lane stadium have been unveiled.

Friday, 17 February 2017

The NHBC has come under fire for allegedly using gagging orders to stop homeowners speaking out about poor build quality in new homes; an allegation the warranty provider has denied.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Russells Construction has won the contract to refurbish the Grade II listed Hanover office on Manchester's NOMA development.

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Features

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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