Eric Wright wins hat-trick of local authority frameworks

Eric Wright Civil Engineering (EWCE), part of the Eric Wright Group, has been appointed to three local authority frameworks and has already secured projects totalling more than £2m as a result.

Barr Construction steps up redevelopment at Elliott’s Field Shopping Park

Barr Construction has started steel work at the extension and redevelopment of Elliott’s Field Shopping Park in Rugby.

Morgan Tucker wins £10 million hospital expansion

Consulting engineers Morgan Tucker have been appointed to lead the expansion of St Anthony’s Hospital in south west London as part of a £10m project.

Cassidy + Ashton boost senior team

Architectural, building surveying and planning consultancy, Cassidy + Ashton, has bolstered its senior team to support ambitious growth plans.

O'Brien wins hat-trick of contracts worth £7 million

Civil engineering contractor, O’Brien has won a hat-trick of high-profile projects valued in the region of £7m.

London's construction industry boom continues with announcement of Northern Line extension

London's construction industry boom is set to continues with the latest announcement of the Northern Line extension.

Graham Construction draws up new student accommodation for Glasgow School of Art

Main contractor GRAHAM Construction has started work on the £7.5 million project to transform Blythswood House on Glasgow’s West Regent Street into state-of-the-art student accommodation for The Glasgow School of Art.

Balfour Beatty wins £70m contract to construct new educational facility in Texas

Balfour Beatty’s US construction services business has signed a US $116 million (£70 million) programme to build a new comprehensive high school in Denton, Texas.

iWS Group secures 45 Millharbour project

iWS Group has been appointed as construction manager to procure and manage the basement construction, piling and concrete works at 45 Millharbour, Isle of Dogs. The project is worth an estimated £40m in construction costs.

Balfour to build Crossrail's new Woolwich station

Balfour Beatty has won a £70 million contract to complete and fit-out the new Crossrail station at Woolwich.

ISG to build primary school in Dorset

Dorset County Council has awarded ISG a £3.9 million project to construct a new primary school on the outskirts of the village of Pimperne, in the north of the county.

Keepmoat to build over 400 homes in Walsall

Whg has appointed Keepmoat to build more than 400 homes as part of a £50 million scheme to regenerate an area of Walsall.

Vinci completes new 'green' motor sport centre

Vinci Construction has completed the development of the new headquarters for Formula E, the motor racing industry's latest race series that is designed to be more eco-friendly.

Kier wins £100m Staffordshire NHS work

Kier has won a £100m contract to deliver a programme of improvement works at two hospitals in Staffordshire over the next three to five years.

Willmott Dixon wins £19m contract for pioneering school

Wilmott Dixon has won a £19m contract to build one of the first of a new type of schools geared around improving teaching.

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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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