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Monday, 2 April 2007

The man who was killed when a mobile crane toppled over on a Liverpool site on Thursday was a steel erector, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said.

Monday, 2 April 2007

Tenders will go out later this month to build a new stadium for Liverpool Football Club after council approved plans over the weekend.

Monday, 2 April 2007

AMEC Developments, has been chosen by Blackpool Council and urban regeneration company ReBlackpool as the preferred developer for a £285m redevelopment of the Talbot Gateway area of the town.

Monday, 2 April 2007

Balfour Beatty today bought US contractor Centex Construction for $362m.

Friday, 30 March 2007

MJ Gleeson said today it plans to depart the commercial property market.

Friday, 30 March 2007

Liverpool has suffered its third crane death in a year after a crane toppled over yesterday.

Friday, 30 March 2007

Magistrates ordered Durham County Council to pay £20,000 after a 100-tonne mobile crane overturned into a culvert where men were working.

Friday, 30 March 2007

Amicus has reacted angrily at the Health and Safety Commission's (HSE) decision to leave worker involvement rules alone.

Friday, 30 March 2007

A former Saint Gobain Pipelines site in Wales is a step closer to becoming a £58m housing and commercial development after planners granted consent yesterday.

Thursday, 29 March 2007

The construction industry will gain a large chunk of education funding, following new qualifications announced by the Government today.

Thursday, 29 March 2007

Magistrates have ordered GDM Partnership Building Services Consultants to pay nearly £20,000 after a surveyor fell from the roof of a building.

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

The first opportunities to deliver the structures, bridges, highways and associated infrastructure for the Olympic Park, were yesterday unveiled to the construction industry by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).

Friday, 23 March 2007

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) yesterday began the search for healthcare support for the Games’ construction workers.

Friday, 23 March 2007

Morrison Construction yesterday said it has won a £17m contract from J Sainsbury.

Friday, 23 March 2007

Workers are failing to be protected as national agreements for pay and conditions as construction booms in UK cities, Amicus said yesterday.

Thursday, 22 March 2007

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has reacted angrily to news that the chancellor is to raise the tax rate on small companies to offset reductions in corporation tax.

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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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