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Thursday, 22 March 2007

Construction whistleblowers will get a soft touch the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said today.

Thursday, 22 March 2007

The government said today it will build a £2bn tunnel to deal with sewage overflow into the Thames.

Thursday, 22 March 2007

The Construction Products Association charge the chancellor with falling short on sustainability issues.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Escalating land values have given Henry Boot a 35% rise in profits.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Miller Regeneration has won a £45m contract to develop the Tower Hill estate in Knowsley, Merseyside.

Monday, 19 March 2007

Kier Group today said it has seen record levels of revenues in its Construction, Support Services and Homes divisions.

Monday, 19 March 2007

Laird Group will sell its Security Systems division in a £242.5m deal, the company said today.

Monday, 19 March 2007

Homebuyers today launched an online petition against housebuilders.

Monday, 19 March 2007

The British Aggregates Association (BAA) today levelled prce-fixing charges at the UK cement industry.

Friday, 16 March 2007

Galliford Try has been appointed by Midlands Sports Centre for the Disabled Trust Limited to deliver an £8m scheme in Canley, Coventry.

Friday, 16 March 2007

Sir Robert McAlpine has bought out Taylor Woodrow Construction’s (TWC) nuclear design consultancy business.

Friday, 16 March 2007

E J Lidster and Sonswas yesterdayordered to pay more than £100,000 after a driver employed by the company was killed by a falling excavator.

Friday, 16 March 2007

Balfour Beatty today said it has won design and build contracts worth £111m by for the Paradise Project in Liverpool.

Thursday, 15 March 2007

Magistrates ordered a Blackpool contractor to pay more than £22,000 following the death of an employee during work at Hutton Grammar School near Preston.

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Construction giant Costain today announced full year losses of £61.7m and blamed some of it on contractural disputes.

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Costain said today it will track down debtors after it today recorded losses of £61.7m.

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2017-05-31 13:33

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 08:41

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 10:47

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 14:27

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 10:31

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 09:31

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 10:55

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 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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