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Monday, 24 April 2017

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has confirmed the appointment of Lord Adonis as its permanent chair.

Friday, 21 April 2017

A disruption to the supply of materials could delay construction projects during the busy spring and summer months as HGV drivers at Cemex UK ballot for strike action in a pay dispute.

Friday, 21 April 2017

JS Wright has secured a £3.5 million mechanical and electrical services contract for Arena Central in Birmingham.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Work is about to begin on a luxury residential apartment scheme at MediaCityUK in Salford.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

London and Manchester are among the top five regions needing extra construction skills as big infrastructure projects like HS2 get underway, according to the latest research.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

GRAHAM Construction has completed work on the £16.5 million redevelopment of The White Building in Reading.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Following Theresa May's surprise announcement to call a snap General Election on June 8, Cast Consultancy chief executive Mark Farmer hopes the main parties’ manifestos will offer "serious solutions" to the construction skills gap and the impact of Brexit on the sector.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Infrastructure and housing expected to lead growth as activity in the construction industry continues to rise at a faster pace than initially expected following Brexit, new figures reveal.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Six construction sites from around the country have earned themselves the accolade of being the nation’s ‘most considerate sites’ in a national awards ceremony.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

BAM will start work on Cardiff University’s Centre for Student Life development later this year after being named preferred bidder on the £50 million project.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The UK construction industry is the worst offender of any economic sector for late payment and SMEs bear the brunt, said the National Federation of Builders (NFB), following a speech by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that sought to highlight the problem.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wates Construction has appointed SES Engineering Services to deliver full mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services on its Quadram Institute project in Norwich.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

A series of demonstrations will take place 12 April over what construction unions claim is undercutting and exploitation of workers by Danish companies working in the UK.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Deeley Construction has started work on a £1.5 million school building project in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

O'Brien Contractors has been appointed to work on a multi-million pound development which will see almost 1,000 home constructed for the armed forces at Salisbury Plain.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Willmott Dixon has selected REL Electrical to help deliver a £7.75 million town hall refurbishment in St Albans.

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Features

2017-05-31 14:33

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 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

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