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Wednesday, 25 October 2006

The beginning of October saw the introduction of new fire regulations and the biggest overhaul of fire safety legislation in decades.

Wednesday, 18 October 2006

The demolition of The Alexandra Hotel is at the centre of an ambitious £56m regeneration scheme to re-develop the whole Buchan area.

Monday, 16 October 2006

Construction work has begun on a new £11.4m hospital in Holywell, Flintshire, funded by the Welsh Assembly. It is hoped the first patients at the 44-bed facilitywill be admitted in late 2007.

Thursday, 12 October 2006

A bronze statue to celebrate the lives of workers killed on building sites has been unveiled in Tower Hill in the City of London.

Thursday, 12 October 2006

One of Scotland’s largest waterside development will enter its second phase by creating a new communitynamed Ferry Village. The £245m project will span 105 acres from Braehead shopping centre to Renfrew town centre.

Monday, 2 October 2006

The Chartered Institute of Building has published Inclusivity: The Changing Role of Women in the Construction Workforce, which aims to raise the debate about the function of women in the industry, and assesses the real barriers faced by women today.

Thursday, 28 September 2006

Galliford Try is building a £20m school on the site of the existing Northampton School for Girls as part of a £192m PFI contract with Northamptonshire County Council. Work begins in January and is due for completion in August 2008.

Thursday, 28 September 2006

Interserve last month suspended senior managers after it found a hole in its balance sheet following the merging of two divisions.

Thursday, 28 September 2006

Cement Contractors face a price rise for cement next month after manufacturers said they could no longer shoulder energy costs.

Thursday, 28 September 2006

Draeger Safety has introduced its new X-am 1100 Personal Air Monitor which provides up to 120 days detection of explosive gases including diesel fumes, as well as oxygen, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphide

Thursday, 28 September 2006

Chieftain Construction has had its first UK development quashed after Liverpool City Council (LCC) made a u-turn on its policy on tall buildings.

Thursday, 28 September 2006

The Olympic Delivery Authority this month invited bidders for the Olympic Park utilities contract.

Thursday, 28 September 2006

Contractors will not see a reprieve in aggregates costs, after the European Court dismissed claims to scrap a tax on the material.

Tuesday, 26 September 2006

has selected White Young Green for a new £18m educational project in Gainsborough. The 15,000m2 “village” will feature two new schools. The first will accommodate 1,200 secondary school pupils, while the second will cater for 112 pupils with special needs.

Tuesday, 26 September 2006

has stepped down as chief executive of contractor Osbourne. He will be replaced by Mark Heasman. “Mark has a wealth of experience in construction as a client and latterly as a contractor,” said Osborne chairman, Simon Murray.

Tuesday, 26 September 2006

has been awarded a £23m, six-year contract by Network Rail to weld up to 100,000 tonnes of new rail each year. The company is building a new centre alongside its existing Scunthorpe site to carry out the welding.

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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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