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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Eric Wright Construction, a division of the Eric Wright Group, has completed a £6.8m project to build a University Technical College (UTC) in Lillyhall, West Cumbria.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Almost 70% of UK construction firms are more optimistic about their future prospects than they were 12 months ago, says a survey of over 600 companies.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A pre-cladding system to seal a building for up to 12 months has been launched by Steni UK.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The UK’s networking group for property, development and construction professionals, fbe (forum for the built environment) has strengthened its national board with the appointment of a further two new regional directors.

Monday, 1 September 2014

A Hove-based firm has been fined after it flouted asbestos regulations and removed some of the dangerous material just three weeks after being refused a licence to carry out such work.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Building work has started on a flagship £14million retail development in Bagshot which will create hundreds of jobs for the area.

Monday, 1 September 2014

A Manchester construction firm has appeared in court over safety failings after a joiner was badly injured when he fell through a ceiling.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Thousands of homes across the capital are being made more energy efficient through Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s retrofit programme which has received a boost of almost £12 million.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Costain’s Matthew Garratt has joined the NEC Contract Board, an organisation which manages a family of contracts that promotes the implementation of sound project management principles and practices.

Friday, 29 August 2014

A West Midlands scaffolder has received a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation of £2,500, after a construction worker suffered a fractured skull when a pulley wheel fell seven metres and struck his head.

Friday, 29 August 2014

New figures released today by NHBC show that the number of new homes being registered across the UK remains slightly ahead of corresponding statistics for last year.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

A solar-powered house in Leicestershire is performing better than expected, according to an interim report into the effectiveness of its energy system.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s planning committee has given the green light to 850 new homes at Bradwell.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The chief executive of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Andy Rose, visited Freeman’s Reach recently to review progress of the regeneration of Durham City’s Riverside.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Two construction companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured in a fall at a site near Canterbury in Kent.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The team behind the low-carbon Enterprise Centre at The University of East Anglia have completed a key construction milestone with the use of locally sourced lumber for the building’s timber frame.

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2014-08-27 11:32

The first report into a £17m project to test how easily houses can be retrofitted with eco features suggests that much more than just the building fabric is at stake, says Peter Baber

2014-08-27 11:23

A new social media campaign, Born to Build, has been launched by the UK Contractors Group, Stephen Ratcliffe explains the aims of the campaign

2014-08-27 11:10

Sandra Brandon project communications campaign manager at the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency explains why van compliance is important

2014-08-13 12:03

Roy Anderson, stairs technical manager at JELD-WEN, shares his top tips for keeping a loft conversion on track with the right staircase

2014-08-13 11:02

Increased investment from private developers is dramatically changing the student accommodation sector says Peter Stienlet, managing director of Patrick Parsons

2014-08-13 10:11

Peter Vinden, managing director of The Vinden Partnership looks at what the new construction minister should be doing for the UK sector

2014-07-30 11:36

Fatalities in construction are still an on-going problem, even though the trend has hit an all-time low says Sarah Cunliffe, an expert in injury at work

2014-07-30 11:09

Mark Combes, managing director at Severn Partnership looks at how investing in external training can help fill the skills gap

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