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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A range of business organisations are calling for a permanent UK Infrastructure Body to be established in the UK to help boost infrastructure planning and spend across the country.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tata Steel UK has been fined for safety failings after a worker received serious burns in a rush of hot gas at its plant in Scunthorpe.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A London construction company and the director of a Hertfordshire roofing firm have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he plunged almost six metres through a void for a roof light.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Galliford Try’s newly acquired Miller Construction business has reached financial close on a £35.4m project to construct the new Inverness Royal Academy and a £15.4m project to construct Noss Primary School in Wick.

Monday, 21 July 2014

A developer has been sent to prison for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices which were put in place to ensure the safety of workers while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex.

Monday, 21 July 2014

HS2 Ltd has today announced that its construction HQ will be housed in Birmingham, at the heart of the HS2 route.

Monday, 21 July 2014

The Mayor of London has released a new action plan to revitalise the capital’s high streets and catalyse – he claims – the delivery of over 150,000 new homes, as well as at least as many jobs.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Manufacturer Michelmersh saw brick prices jump by 12.8% during the first half of the year as stocks hits their lowest level in living memory.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Tesco is planning to build 4,000 new homes in the UK on land previously earmarked for new supermarkets.

Monday, 21 July 2014

The pace of lending growth slowed in June, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Friday, 18 July 2014

Balfour Beatty has been appointed by the Highways Agency to deliver a £35 million dualling and improvement scheme to the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury in Kent.

Friday, 18 July 2014

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has this month launched the third edition of its framework, Risk Analysis and Management Projects (RAMP) and is urging practitioners to end the industry’s reputation for poor planning and avoid possible dangers, by utilising risk management methods for every investment project.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Wienerberger, will increase brick capacity by 200 million bricks between January 2014 and January 2015, the equivalent of approximately 25,000 new homes, creating 120 new jobs across the UK in the process.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Treasury today confirmed it will guarantee a £230 million loan for Grangemouth petrochemical plant in Scotland to build Europe’s largest ethane storage tank.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Skills shortage concerns in the construction industry now stand at their highest level since 2008, with 54% of respondents saying there are insufficient numbers of Quantity Surveyors currently available to meet workloads (up from 41% in Q1 2014).

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Balfour Beatty's Hong Kong based joint venture Gammon Construction has won two building contracts with a combined value of HK$3.91 billion (£300 million).

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2014-07-16 10:03

Mental health is one of the biggest threats to the wellbeing of business and society but still no-one’s really talking about it, says Holly Squire

2014-07-16 09:48

As part of a comprehensive risk assessment it falls to land and property owners to provide a safe and secure external environment, an important part of this being the management of trees as Mal Vickers, explains

2014-07-16 09:39

Since new guidance came out earlier this year, one often overlooked aspect of planning is tripping many “dead cert” developments up just at the finishing line says David Bridgewood

2014-07-01 15:08

Alastair Kerr, director general of the Wood Panels Industries Federation (WPIF) and spokesperson for the JOSB Done campaign, looks into the confusing world of wood

2014-07-01 13:27

Brian Morris, MD of sustainable building services design firm, BCM, writes about his company’s experience with Level 2 BIM and the implications of legislation on the future of the industry

2014-07-01 13:14

Joan Murray, explains why she thinks it’s crucial to encourage more young people, especially girls, to take up engineering and technical roles.

2014-06-18 12:38

Moving to cloud-based accounting software can transform the working lives of tradespeople, says Gary Turner

2014-06-18 11:39

When it comes to falls from height, the most commonly used safety solutions focus on stopping the fall in its tracks. But Darren Cooper, argues that emphasis needs to be placed on fall prevention to reduce injury rates

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