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Tuesday, 13 March 2007

A severe shortage of qualified contractors is the greatest barrier to new construction projects, according to a survey released today.

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Specialist construction products supplier Heywood Williams today recorded a 6.2% profit after it exited the extrusion industry and bought Carlisle Brass.

Monday, 12 March 2007

The Chief Executive of Thames Gateway Judith Armitt has called for greater private investmentin the Thames Gateway programme.

Monday, 12 March 2007

A double glazing supplier will pay £180,000 after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) turned down an appeal against price-fixing claims.

Monday, 12 March 2007

Costain and VT Group’s joint venture partnership, Learning21, has won preferred bidder status on a 25-year £400m schools partnership contract for the London Borough of Lewisham.

Friday, 9 March 2007

Women will have an integral role in improving safety onsite, Simons Group director and construction consultant Sandi Rhys Jones told guests at the Women in Construction Awards last night.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has written to the government urging it to rethink new regulations.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

The costs of a new tax scheme for construction firms, has been vastly underestimated, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Thursday, 8 March 2007

ISG Totty has won a deal to build a £14m hotel and leisure complex in the North-West.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Amec has won a facilities management contract with The NEC Group worth an estimated £30m.

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Government spending on Building Schools for the Future, will provide the single largest boost to construction employment in the next five years according to a report published by Construction Skills.

Monday, 5 March 2007

Renewables companies are furious that the government is running a lottery for green grants to householders.

Friday, 2 March 2007

Craft rates have broken the £10 per hour rate for the first time, the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) said today.

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Carillion wins £46m Caribbean contract

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Magistrates have ordered a contractor and client to pay more than £35,000 after employees were exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work above the existing Funny Girls nightclub in Blackpool.

Thursday, 1 March 2007

Balfour Beatty, has signed a contract with National Grid for a new five-year alliance worth approximately £550m, the company said today.

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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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