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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Derbyshire-based Whittam Cox Architects is supporting a fundraising push by Sheffield United Football Club in aid of the Special Olympics GB Sheffield squad by running this weekend’s Yorkshire half marathon.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Stewart Milne Timber Systems has joined forces with two Edinburgh universities and industry partners CCG Construction Group to develop an offsite construction training centre at its Oxfordshire facility.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) is backing a parliamentary committee report on skills, which urges the Government to ‘prioritise’ getting young people to take up apprenticeships in industry sectors with skills shortages.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Plans to build a £21 million residential tower within Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme have been submitted by Peel Land and Property and the Regenda Group.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Despite a rise in civil engineering projects and a "solid increase" in employment numbers, a slowdown in the housing sector saw growth in the UK construction industry lose its momentum in March, the latest statistics reveal.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has welcomed a call by leading property industry figures and housing association chiefs for the Government to back Crossrail 2, saying it would provide a key boost to tackling the capital’s housing crisis.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne based developer Bellway has received the maximum five-star rating in an independent customer satisfaction survey carried out by the Home Builders Federation (HBF).

Monday, 3 April 2017

Conlon Construction has been chosen to carry out reconstruction works on the fire damaged Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Two Surrey contractors have been fined a combined total of £14,000 after unsafe asbestos work was carried out on a property in Leatherhead.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Stephen Kinsella has been appointed as director of accelerated construction at The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Friday, 31 March 2017

Coldmac Limited has been fined £6,000 after one of its workers lost two fingers while cleaning an asphalt mixer.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Developer, Wates Residential, has started work on the first 192 homes that form part of a flagship council development programme in Cardiff.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Three Manchester tower blocks originally built in the 1950s have beaten off international competition to win the accolade of best residential scheme in this year’s BREEAM Awards.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

As Prime Minister Theresa May officially triggers Article 50 signalling the start of the official process for the UK to leave the European Union (EU), the emphasis now must be on encouraging more homegrown talent into the construction industry, says the National Federation of Builders (NFB).

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Willmott Dixon has been named preferred bidder for a £46 million project to create a combined schools and leisure hub in Ponteland, north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Careers in construction is the theme of this year's Open Doors Week 2017 with Kier opening a record 40 of its sites to the public as the regional builder reaffirms its commitment to recruiting the next generation of workers to the industry.

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Features

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

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

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