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Monday, 28 November 2016

Laing O’Rourke is calling for the introduction of construction GCSEs and A levels to help tackle the skills gap.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Sales of building materials remained strong in the third quarter of the year, despite official figures showing a downward trend in the wider construction industry.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was a “light touch” representing “business as usual” and it missed an opportunity to give a boost to the renewable energy industry, according to the Solar Trade Association (STA).

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The construction sector has welcomed the Government’s investment in house building as announced by the Chancellor today but concerns have been expressed that it doesn't stretch far enough.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Philip Hammond outlined his vision to “build a country that works for everyone” in his debut Autumn Statement, with a strong focus on house building, infrastructure and closing the productivity gap.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Somerset-based construction equipment dealer is touring the country with a pastel pink dumper to raise money for a cancer charity.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A much-anticipated part of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement to boost housebuilding with funding to deliver 40,000 new homes is “painfully short” of what’s needed, says the National Association of Estate Agents.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Philip Hammond must commit to planned infrastructure projects in the Autumn Statement or risk a £2bn hit to the economy, it has been claimed.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Hewden, the crane and plant hire firm, has gone into administration with the loss of 251 jobs.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Small firms are missing out on national infrastructure contacts, with 78% of UK subcontractors not gaining any benefit, according to new research from Bibby Financial Services (BFS).

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Construction company Galliford Try Partnerships is building 62 homes in a £9 million development in Gorton, Manchester.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

A new housing development is to be built on the site of a former dairy facility in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

With net supply rising by more than 10 per cent over the past year, house building is "moving in the right direction", says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

To help plug the ever-increasing skills gap, ICE Training has launched a specialist law and contracts training programme designed to support the next generation of civil engineers.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Scottish construction company City Building has been recognised for its people management practices with a trio of award wins in the last month.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Planning permission has been sought for an experimental house that could provide a model for building homes on sites at risk from flooding.

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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

2017-01-04 10:35

As pressure mounts to achieve the government’s housebuilding objectives, the effective regeneration of brownfield land is becoming increasingly important. Builder & Engineer takes a look at the challenges of regenerating contaminated land

2016-12-30 10:15

New colour-coded system will see traditional helmet colour head out of site

2016-12-30 10:04

Building Information Modelling – or BIM as it is more commonly known – has become something of a buzz word for the construction sector since the Government launched its Construction 2025 strategy in 2011. Claire Cameron investigates why firms should be embracing the technology

2016-12-19 13:56

Keeping in contact with workers on site can be the difference between life and death. Stephen Westley, director at Global Mobile Communications, explains how the right rugged mobile device can increase productivity and act as a tool for verifying lone worker safety

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