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Kier wins double Sheffield maintenence contracts

Sheffield City Council has awarded contracts worth more than £13 million to Kier Services’ housing maintenance business.

The devil is still in the detail

Yet another charter promising enforcement of payment terms is unlikely to make much difference now, says Chris Scott

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.

Kier stays on track with new contract wins

Kier says its performance so far this year is in line with expectations, with its construction business being boosted by an improved market in both the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Henderson Green moves in on Isle of Wight school

Henderson Green has won a contract with Kier to provide M&E services for a new studio school in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Blacklisters to launch ‘counterfeit’ compensation scheme, says UCATT

Companies at the heart of the blacklisting scandal are set to defy Parliament and launch their own “counterfeit” compensation scheme later this month, construction union UCATT claims.

Kier in £1.7m housing contract win

Kier has won a £1.7m contract with North Kesteven District Council that includes providing a responsive repairs and maintenance service to all of its 3,830 council houses.

Kier wins Jockey Club's biggest project

Kier has been appointed as main contractor on the Jockey Club’s largest ever single capital investment project – a £45m new grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Kier backs £1 home scheme

Kier Stoke is backing a new scheme to help people buy homes for just£1 and contributing to a £3 million regeneration plan of the local area.

Kier says results justify May Gurney bid

Kier says its latest interim results show that its decision to take over May Gurney in June last year was fully justified.

Prison event brings in 250 SMEs

More than 250 SME construction businesses, including over 100 from the Wrexham area, have taken part in a two-day event aimed at helping them find out more about a major contract to build a new prison in north Wales.

Eight make both lots for EFA

Galliford Try, Balfour Beatty, BAM and Kier are among a list of eight main contractors who have made it onto both lots of the Education Funding Agency’s £4bn Education Funding Agency (EFA) contractor’s framework.

Blacklisting law firm fights on, despite new scheme

A law firm representing 100 construction workers who claim they were the victims of blacklisting says it is pressing on with its High Court action over the issue, despite a compensation scheme launched by eight of the companies involved.

£1bn North West hub to be renewed

Manchester City Council has started the renewal process for the four-year North West Construction Hub, covering projects worth over £9m across the north west of England.

Kier wins Scottish contracts

Kier has won a £1.25m contract to provide repairs and maintenance for Aberdeenshire Council and its housing stock – in the South Marr region of the area.

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Features

2017-05-31 14:33

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 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

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