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Monday, 6 February 2017

Balfour Beatty has completed a year-long reconstruction project on Tadcaster Bridge in North Yorkshire after flooding led to its partial collapse in December 2015.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Plans to increase the size of Kype Muir wind farm in South Lanarkshire have been given the green light by the Scottish Government.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Construction group Galliford Try has pledged its support for a greener and more sustainable Greater Manchester by joining the City of Trees movement.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Despite a slowdown in UK construction growth in January with activity at its weakest for four months, job creation hit an eight-month high in the first month of 2017, new figures reveal.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

H E Realisations Ltd has been fined £40,000 after a worker suffered life changing injuries when an unsuitable crane was used during a lifting operation at the engineering firm's premises in Blaydon-on-Tyne.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Building services contractor JS Wright has been bought out by its management team.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Midas Construction has started work on the southern hub of the National College for Nuclear (NCfN) in Somerset.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

LNT Care Developments will build a 66-bed care home on the site of the former Sainsbury depot in Buntingford after East Herts Council Planning Committee approved the scheme.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

ISG has won a contract worth more than £32 million to build a 12-storey office block at Cardiff's Central Square development.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Galliford Try has begun work on a £5.5 million redevelopment project to replace disused units at Camperdown Industrial Estate with 40 affordable homes for Riverside Housing Group in North Tyneside.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Caledonian has won a £2.5 million project to build a new sports complex for Ashville College in Harrogate.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Builders have experienced a busy start to the year with a spike in calls for new work, a new study has revealed.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Three construction firms have been fined almost half a million pounds after a worker suffered a life-threatening head injury when he fell more than seven metres through an unguarded asbestos roof he was replacing.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Plans for a £40 million cinema, restaurant and retail complex in Redhill town centre has been given the go-ahead by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

ISG has been awarded a £13.5 million contract to build a new office block at Croxley Park near Watford.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The construction industry's skills crisis is growing with more trades including roofers, plumbers, electricians and plasterers now as difficult to recruit as bricklayers and carpenters, reveals the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), who fear the problem could increase further following Brexit.

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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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