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Monday, 13 November 2006

Henderson Infrastructure upped the bidding for John Laing on Friday, after Allianz Infrastructure offered more than £950m for the company.

Monday, 13 November 2006

Carillion clients are finding hospital food a most agreeable experience, the company claimed.

Friday, 10 November 2006

Galliford Try and Ellmer Construction, today said they have won a £34m refit contract from Marks and Spencer.

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.

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2017-05-25 09:41

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2017-05-10 11:47

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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

2017-02-28 15:53

As part of an ongoing revamp, the Joint Contracts Tribunal has rolled out an updated suite of standard form construction contracts for Design & Build. John Cleaveley, partner and head of construction at Weightmans LLP, takes a look at the changes

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