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Monday, 8 January 2007

A joint venture between Vinci, Sir Robert McAlpine, Morgan Est, Gifford and WSP today won a £340m contract to widen the M1 in the East Midlands.

Monday, 8 January 2007

WRAP has launched an Open Tender inviting bids to carry out a Life Cycle Assessment of Aggregates.

Thursday, 4 January 2007

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today warned of working in trenches after magistrates ordered London firm Morgan Utilities and one of their managers to pay out £27,000 for dangerous working conditions.

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

Waste plastics could be used in modular housing after plastics development firm 3DM signed a manufacturing agreement for its Powder Impression Moulding (PIM) process.

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

The future of the National Construction College East is in doubt after it lost a funding opportunity to develop its land.

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

A consortium led by Bovis Lend Lease reached financial close today on a £250m Building Schools for the Future project.

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

A housing association has called for government funding for renewable energy.

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

Two civil engineers stand to lose rail replacement work in a Network Rail shakeup. The company said today it will drop two of the six contractors currently working on track renewals.

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Equion Consortium this week won a design and build contract to construct a £300m Kent hospital.

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

The Government today announced improvements to fire safety improvements, which include greater recognition for the role of sprinklers and more help for fire fighters to deal with fires in tall buildings.

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

People in the North East are to benefit from £82m to improve local transport in the region, Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander announced today.

Monday, 18 December 2006

Corus has been fined £1.3m and ordered to pay £1.74m costs following charges brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the deaths inn 2001 of three workers from a blast furnace explosion at the company's Port Talbot site.

Monday, 18 December 2006

Castle cement said this month it will invest £10m in building another cement mill at its Padeswood works. The company recently opened a new £63m cement kiln at the site.

Monday, 18 December 2006

Balfour Beatty PPP division, Transform Schools, has been appointed preferred bidder by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council on Merseyside for the £157m PPP contract to construct seven newlearning centres under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme it was announced today.

Friday, 15 December 2006

Contractors were branded "incompetent and ignorant" and ordered to pay nearly £200,000 last week after causing a building to collapse in the heart of London.

Friday, 15 December 2006

West Midlands refurbishment worth £4bn to contractors, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) 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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