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Monday, 16 January 2017

A new report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) is calling for action to reverse the decline in SME housebuilders, arguing that they could deliver 25,000 new homes a year if ‘red tape’ was slashed.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Conlon Construction has started work on a £16 million project to transform the Lake District's Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa hotel into a world-class resort.

Friday, 13 January 2017

The construction industry may soon see an increase in electric commercial fleets after the Department of Transport invested more than £2 million into the trial of new technology for charging commercial vehicles.

Friday, 13 January 2017

The planning system is working in the interests of developers over councils and local communities, according to a new survey of councillors.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The A Proctor Group has expanded its commercial build sector sales team with two new appointments.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

While the construction industry is more optimistic about the economy than other sectors with almost three quarters of firms expecting to grow in 2017, the skills shortage remains a concern with a quarter of construction businesses struggling to recruit.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed the appointment of Lord David Prior as the Government's new construction minister.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Despite a year of "political, and sometimes, economic turmoil", the latest output figures show the industry - led by a nine-month high in house building - "remains robust", says Shraga Stern, director of London-based construction company Decorean.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Construction company Kier has secured more than £40 million in Government funding to build affordable homes over the next four years.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A pilot scheme, designed by Housing & Finance Institute chief executive Natalie Elphicke, has been launched to unblock the infrastructure hold ups that are delaying house building.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Dover District Council has chosen BAM Construction as its preferred contractor for the pre-construction phase of a £26 million leisure centre in Kent.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The UK's construction products manufacturing grew for the 15th consecutive quarter in the final three months of 2016 with the majority of construction manufacturers reporting higher sales, new research reveals.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Construction company M & L Installers Ltd has been fined £20,000 after a contractor suffered life changing injuries when he fell through an unguarded hole onto a concrete floor while fitting mezzanine flooring in Surrey.

Monday, 9 January 2017

With the cost of timber rising by 20 per cent since Brexit, two thirds of builders have seen an increase in material prices due to the falling value of the pound and this in turn is hitting the pockets of homeowners, new research reveals.

Friday, 6 January 2017

JCB has secured its second-highest-value order in its 71-year history with an £115 million deal to supply the United States Army with a fleet of machines.

Friday, 6 January 2017

A £7 billion fund to deliver affordable housing has opened for bids.

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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

2017-01-04 10:35

As pressure mounts to achieve the government’s housebuilding objectives, the effective regeneration of brownfield land is becoming increasingly important. Builder & Engineer takes a look at the challenges of regenerating contaminated land

2016-12-30 10:15

New colour-coded system will see traditional helmet colour head out of site

2016-12-30 10:04

Building Information Modelling – or BIM as it is more commonly known – has become something of a buzz word for the construction sector since the Government launched its Construction 2025 strategy in 2011. Claire Cameron investigates why firms should be embracing the technology

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