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Wednesday, 22 November 2006

John Doyle Construction was last week fined £250,000 after a worker was crushed by a timber panel.

Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Gleeds yesterday said it has won an £18.5m contract to work with Capita Symonds, to build a science laboratory in Oxfordshire. The laboratory will become one of the leading research centres of its type worldwide.

Thursday, 16 November 2006

The latest figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government show new housing starts and completions in England slowed down with starts down 9 per cent and completions down by 1 per cent up to the quarter ending September 2006.

Wednesday, 15 November 2006

The British Aggregates Association (BAA), the organisation that represents those that work in the Quarry industry, has launched an appeal at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the recent decision by the Court of First Instance (CFI) that the Aggregates Levy met the necessary legal tests for discriminatory taxation.

Tuesday, 14 November 2006

Leeds City Council has named Interserve-led consortium, Environments for Learning, proposed preferred bidder under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

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.

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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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