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Friday, 3 March 2017

The brightest and best female achievers in the house building and wider construction industries gathered at the Hilton in Manchester for the biggest ever Women in Construction Awards this week.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Civil engineering led growth as output in the UK construction industry rose for the sixth consecutive month in February, but housebuilding slumped to a six-month low as costs soared to an eight-year high, the latest statistics reveal.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Trade unions will urge Haringey Council to rethink a controversial decision to name Lend Lease as its preferred joint venture partner during a special meeting of a scrutiny committee this evening.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has launched its annual child safety campaign.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

SES Engineering Services has been chosen to deliver mechanical and electrical (M&E) on student accommodation at Coventry's Godiva Place.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

ISG has started work on a five-storey extension at Leeds College of Art.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Balfour Beatty has been fined £230,000 after a bricklayer was injured when flooring at a Sheffield housing development collapsed.

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.

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Features

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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