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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has become the first professional body member to join Build UK and together the duo hope to "drive change across the industry.”

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hiking insurance premium tax (IPT) will hit homeowners by encouraging a rise in cowboy builders, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

With a quarter of London's construction workers from the European Union (EU), Sadiq Khan has warned that a hard Brexit could "cripple" house building and leave construction sites in the capital "high and dry".

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Oldham-based building firm Select Quality Homes Ltd has been fined more than £6,500 for safety failings after workers were found to be working at height with inadequate scaffolding protection.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Ecobuild will be going back to its roots and become more entrepreneurial, the show’s new owner has said, following its acquisition from UBM.

Monday, 27 February 2017

It’s the end of an era for Shropshire-based McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd as brothers Peter and Nicholas bow out as joint managing directors of the family-run construction firm.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Despite rising material and labour costs, the engineering services sector is “powering forward” with more than three quarters of firms seeing turnover increase or remain steady during the final quarter of 2016, a new study reveals.

Friday, 24 February 2017

A joint venture between Balfour Beatty and the Prysmian Group has secured an £185 million contract to install a 65km power cable through the Channel Tunnel.

Friday, 24 February 2017

London construction firm Leyland SDM (LSDM) Limited has been fined £450,000 for safety failings after four workers suffered serious injuries when they fell almost four metres while carrying a ventilation unit.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Housing starts hit the highest level since 2007 in the three months to December, although completions dipped, according to officials figures.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Construction work on phase one of the £55 billion HS2 high-speed railway will get underway in the spring after the project received Royal Assent.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Kier has been named preferred bidder to build the new Woodside School for Sheffield City Council.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The construction “skills gulf” could see wages double as the sector battles to recruit almost one worker every minute to build the homes and infrastructure the UK needs, according to the latest report from Arcadis.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Developer Orbit has appointed global construction and engineering services company ISG to build the first of 437 homes at its St Anne’s Quarter development in Norwich city centre.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

JS Wright has won a contract worth more than £8 million to provide the engineering infrastructure systems for a high-rise development in London’s Docklands.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Interserve Construction Limited has been fined £54,000 after admitting discharging silt-laden water into a tributary of the River Rother in Burwash, East Sussex.

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Features

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

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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