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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Gloves to protect workers from dangerous vibration levels are being developed by Nottingham Trent University.

Monday, 27 March 2017

The £500 million investment in T-Levels announced in the Government's Spring Budget earlier this month is a "breath of fresh air" for the UK engineering sector, says Leeds-based contractor Lanes Group.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Laing O’Rourke has been fined £800,000 for inadequate supervision at Heathrow Airport after a worker was killed by a dumper truck driven by his brother.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Laing O’Rourke has won the contract to regenerate The Post Building in London.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Whistleblowers are being offered up to £100,000 by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for exposing price-fixing in construction.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Work has started to develop land at High Stakesby in Whitby, which was formerly owned by the Order of the Holy Paraclete, based at Sneaton Castle.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Liverpool-based Vinco Group has unveiled a new technology which it claims enables it to build a fully functioning family home in under 10 weeks – from foundation to handover of keys.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Around 2,000 construction jobs will be created if Government plans to build four new prisons in England and Wales are given the green light.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

BAM has been selected to construct the first phase of Sheffield's Retail Quarter Development.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Robertson has completed work on the steel structure for a six-storey student development in Glasgow’s Collegelands.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Despite an increase in non-residential projects, there was a "disappointing" fall in the value of construction work beginning on site at the start of 2017, with a decline in civil engineering projects continuing to be a drag on the sector, new figures reveal.

Monday, 20 March 2017

The best performing construction sites will be honoured by the Considerate Constructors Scheme at this year's 2017 National Site Awards.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Ex-footballer turned property developer Gary Neville has rejected rumours that he has shelved plans for a 700,000 sq ft development in Manchester, but admits proposals for St Michael’s "will be refined".

Friday, 17 March 2017

Carroll Build has scooped a prestigious health and safety award for its safe approach to roofing at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Safety in Roofing Awards.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Boosted by strong performances in infrastructure and housing, the value of UK construction contracts hit its highest figure for more than two years to reach £6.4 billion in February, the latest statistics reveal.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Philip Hammond has scrapped controversial plans to increase National Insurance tax for self-employed workers - a decision welcomed by those in the construction sector.

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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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