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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Kier Construction Ltd has been fined £400,000 after a worker sustained serious injuries when he fell almost four metres from the third floor of a building.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Construction apprenticeship start ups have risen 25 per cent in the past two years to hit a 13-year high with almost 25,000 people signing up to a training course, new figures reveal.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

FM Conway has been awarded two highways services contracts worth £40 million by the London Borough of Newham.

Monday, 13 March 2017

The construction of HS2 is a "once in a lifetime civil engineering opportunity" and will open the door to generations of apprentices, says equipment rental firm A-Plant.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Bovis Homes is continuing talks with Galliford Try despite rejecting initial takeover bids from the construction company and fellow housebuilder Redrow.

Monday, 13 March 2017

SES Engineering Services has won a multi-million pound contract to provide Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) services for student accommodation at Manchester’s new Circle Square.

Friday, 10 March 2017

A special meeting of Haringey Council’s cabinet has confirmed the controversial appointment of Lend Lease as its preferred partner in a new joint venture development vehicle.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Clegg Construction has won a second multi-million pound contract with Cinnamon Care Capital to build a new care home in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Activity in UK construction slowed in January with the fall in output evidence of the sector's "fragile recovery", says Michael Thirkettle, chief executive of McBains Cooper.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

As well as fighting the highest levels of late payments, procurement fraud is also costing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the construction sector billions, new research reveals.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

To celebrate good practice in the construction health and safety sector, the Association of Project Safety (APS) has launched its 10th annual National CDM and Student Designer Awards.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

There was plenty of reaction from the construction industry to chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Spring Budget with his pledge to plough £500 million a year into T Levels and building new schools the main talking points.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Technical training and funding for schools and infrastructure topped the bill for the construction sector as Philip Hammond delivered his spring budget to Parliament.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Former defence secretary turned television personality Michael Portillo called on Theresa May’s Government to take a more interventionist stance in the housing market – and build more council homes.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Apprentices are "good for your business" and homeowners are more likely to choose a building firm if they are training the next generation of tradespeople, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Construction firm Structural Metal Decks Limited (SMDL) has been fined more than £100,000 after a worker was paralysed following a fall from insecure decking at a building site in Kilsyth.

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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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