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Friday, 10 November 2006

Small and medium sized contractors claim a boost in work, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) said yesterday.

Thursday, 9 November 2006

Contractors working on large large-scale electricity projects can expect faster planning decisions after the government announced plans for new rules today.

Thursday, 9 November 2006

The health and Safety Executive (HSE) this week closed 24 sites in Hull as part of a safety swoop.

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

The Government is failing to meet its targets on public construction projects, according to the Construction Products Association.

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

The Conservative Party yesterday called on the Government to lift the expected £1bn VAT bill for constructing the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Monday, 6 November 2006

Alfred McAlpine today said it has won a series of new contracts, worth over £130m.

Monday, 6 November 2006

Carillion today said it has won a £200m contract through its Middle East joint venture, Al Futtaim Carillion, to build a large residential complex in Dubai.

Friday, 3 November 2006

Engineering company Tomkins has reported a 22 per cent fall in third quarter profist to £56.3m.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

have best practice guides after CIRIA consults the construction industry. The association is talking to companies about managing contaminated land on nuclear and defence land. CIRIA hopes to revise existing guides with its Safegrounds Learning Network.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

for Whitelee Wind Farm project is the latest economic boost for Scotland.

Morrison Construction and Balfour Kilpatrick have been awarded the contract to build Europe’s biggest onshore wind farm at Eaglesham Moor, south of Glasgow. The Whitelee project will include the construction of 14 turbine bases and 90km of access road.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

have extended their role beyond reducing the environmental impact of buildings, to include delivering a sustainable built environment.

The UKGBC’s 20 founding members will provide £30,000 each to establish the council as a new not-for-profit company in Spring 2007.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

has produced guidelines to help halt the trade of stolen construction equipment. Plant and Equipment Theft: A Practical Guide provides advice on how to prevent theft.

Dr David Edwards of the Government’s Plant Theft Action Group said: “The cost of plant theft to industry is estimated at £100m per year and is a growing problem.”

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Former British steel, Corus, has accepted a £4.3bn takeover offer from Indian rival Tata Steel.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Corruption is rife in the construction industry, with commonplace fraud, bribery and collusion common among firms,according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Building(CIOB). A spokesman for the organisation told B&E the problem lies in contractors’ perceptions of corruption, and what they see as standard construction practice.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

BRITISH BUILDERS were credited for creating one of the world’s most sustainable structures,after Stonehenge made the shortlist for the Seven Wonders of the World this month.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Carillion and Balfour Beatty have won a £363m contract by Transport for London to build a new East London rail line between Dalston Junction and West Croydon.

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2017-03-17 10:55

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2017-02-28 14:53

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2016-12-30 09:04

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Keeping in contact with workers on site can be the difference between life and death. Stephen Westley, director at Global Mobile Communications, explains how the right rugged mobile device can increase productivity and act as a tool for verifying lone worker safety

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