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Thursday, 16 February 2017

BAM Nuttall is trialling bluetooth technology to monitor tiredness in construction workers.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Bowmer and Kirkland and Pick Everard have completed the £4.2 million transformation of the Queen’s Church of England Primary School in Richmond as part of the Government’s Priority School Building Programme.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

BAM has won the contract to build Two Chamberlain Square, the second building in the first phase of Birmingham’s Paradise development.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

An Oldham roofing contractor has been given a suspended jail sentence for failing to follow safety measures after a father-of-two fell to his death while replacing the flat roof of a building.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Persimmon Homes is planning to build more than 500 homes in Nottinghamshire after opening a new headquarters in Mansfield.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Construction growth over the next five years is heavily dependent on the smooth progress of high-risk infrastructure projects, reveals a new report.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Catalyst has partnered with Berkeley Group to deliver 186 affordable units as part of the first phase of the Southall Waterside development in West London.

Friday, 10 February 2017

UK construction output grew by almost two per cent in December with house and commercial building helping the sector to beat all expectations, official statistics reveal.

Friday, 10 February 2017

A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place to mark the start of construction work at Kebony’s second factory in Belgium.

Friday, 10 February 2017

A housing association is establishing a factory in Basildon, England, to manufacture modular housing components using cross-laminated timber.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Construction sector growth is being hampered by the rising cost of raw materials and a skills crisis which has seen the demand for carpenters and plasterers reach a nine-year high, the latest industry survey reveals.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Manchester building contractor Saleem Hussain has been jailed for eight months for failing to provide protection measures after a casual labourer fell to his death while working on a fragile roof.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

The boss of a Pontypridd construction company has been jailed for eight months after failing to report a workplace incident which resulted in a young worker receiving serious burns to his arms and legs.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

The Government has presented its much-anticipated Housing White Paper, vowing to fix Britain’s “broken” housing market and boost the delivery of new homes, and there has been a mixed reaction from housebuilders and construction industry experts.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Highways England has appointed Mott MacDonald Sweco Joint Venture (MMS JV) to develop the design elements of two smart motorway schemes in the south of England.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Despite initial caution around Brexit, the UK housebuilding sector remained resilient in 2016 with the number of new homes registered hitting its second highest tally in almost a decade, according to the NHBC.

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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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