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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

House building is leading the growth in the SME construction sector but the industry has a long way to go to recover to pre-recession levels, according to the latest research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Communities Minister Stephen Williams has chaired a roundtable discussion with key professional bodies and challenged them to do more to make buildings, streets and public space more inclusive and accessible to all.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Almost 35,000 homes are to benefit from renewable energy after consent was granted for a 27-turbine wind farm near New Cumnock in East Ayrshire.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

As the world's population continues to rise, the migration from rural areas to towns and cities can lead to rapid urbanisation and the principles of sustainable development may be easily overlooked or ignored.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Politicians from the three main political parties have signed a letter alongside council leaders, heads of homelessness and planning charities, leading architects and planners, and chief executives of development companies and housing associations to address the current housing crisis.

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has visited the Greenwich Peninsula to get a first-hand look at how development on one of the capital’s largest regeneration schemes is progressing with the delivery of new homes.

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Health and Safety Executive [HSE] is hosting a free Safety and Health Awareness Day aimed at preventing occupational diseases in the construction industry.

Monday, 20 October 2014

BAM Construction is to build an £8.6 million University Technical College in the East Midlands.

Monday, 20 October 2014

The construction industry will grow 23% by the end of 2018 and contribute £12 billion to the UK economy over the next two years alone, according to the latest Construction Products Association Autumn Forecasts.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Balfour Beatty has signed a US$533 million contract (£329 million) to renovate and expand the Texas Medical Center campus in Houston, Texas, USA.

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Labour Party has been accused of using the Lyons Review to sidestep responsibility for any genuine solution to the housing crisis, favouring a politically safe focus on first-time buyers that will only serve to prop up a broken market.

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Government has boasted of its successful management of the economy after the latest official statistics showed that just over 200,000 affordable homes have been provided since April 2010.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Housing Minister Margaret Burgess has announced the introduction of a new price ceiling for the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wates Construction has been awarded a £6.1m contract by Leeds City Council to build an extension to Little London Primary School on Meanwood Street in Leeds.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Balfour Beatty has announced the appointment of Leo Quinn as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Quinn will take up his new position and join the Board on 1 January 2015.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

National developer, Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has today announced the appointment of contractor I & H Brown to deliver the £400 million Kirkstall Forge and Apperley Road development in Leeds, with work beginning this week.

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2014-10-08 10:30

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2014-10-08 10:25

Martyn Keenan, business manager at Gent by Honeywell offers his top tips for complying with EN54-23

2014-09-24 09:46

Latest figures reveal that London accounted for a third of the total value of UK construction contracts in August, dominating across commercial & retail, residential and education sectors

2014-09-24 09:43

Should industry qualifications be comparable across EU member states? Kevin Blunden from the Chartered Association of Building Engineers discusses

2014-09-24 09:32

With the rest of the building market starting to catch up with the robust housing sector, Alan Hope - chief executive of the Midas Group - argues that the construction industry still has to work hard to win customers’ loyalty.

2014-09-10 13:03

Despite promising signs of a sustained construction-sector recovery, the mind-set of austerity endures. So how can designers and contractors make lean budgets go further? Paul Lonsdale, operations director at Styles&Wood, explains

2014-09-10 12:56

Jonathan Dore, from Kingspan looks at how rooflights can help warehouses pass the 2018 EPC challenge

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