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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS has succeeded Sir John Parker GBE FREng as President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Kier Construction and Alumno Developments have transformed the site of a former retail store in the heart of Glasgow's West End into a bright, modern retail space and student residence.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Rapid technological innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible today to tackle climate change at the same time as improving economic performance.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The owner of a solar panel business has been fined for safety failings after two brothers fell 15ft through a fragile roof that had not been identified as a risk.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has today launched a nationwide photography competition for people to capture images of major infrastructure projects.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Coventry University and the Unipart Group have joined forces to develop a new Engineering and Manufacturing Institute on Unipart’s manufacturing site in Coventry.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

MPs will pledge their support to help fix the engineering skills shortage by encouraging employers in their constituencies to work with schools to give young people work experience opportunities and inspirational information about the many exciting careers in engineering and technology.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Self-employed construction workers are being urged to seek an expert independent review of their working arrangements as many self-employed workers face being pursued by HMRC.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has selected preferred bidders for two sites, owned by the Greater London Authority (GLA), to fast track the creation of more than 1,200 new high quality homes including 480 homes for long-term private rent.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Regeneration Liverpool, a joint venture between regeneration specialist Sigma Inpartnership and Liverpool City Council, has completed construction works on the new St John Bosco Arts College in Stonebridge.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Housing provider Peabody has appointed leading civil and structural engineers Thomasons to its Major Projects Panel as a structural engineering consultant under a four-year agreement.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Despite an average of 174 building fires every day, more than 9,500 fatalities or casualties from those fires in 2012-13, and an estimated billion pound bill for fire-related property insurance claims

Monday, 15 September 2014

Osborne are currently carrying out the expansion works of two primary schools for the London Borough of Ealing. Both the Horsenden and Mandeville schools are currently on site and due for completion in summer 2015.

Friday, 12 September 2014

There was estimated to be no growth in the seasonally adjusted estimate of construction output in July 2014 when compared with June 2014.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Communities secretary Eric Pickles and environment secretary Elizabeth Truss have given the go ahead for the development of the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Friday, 12 September 2014

New research from construction analysts Glenigan has found a marked drop in the value of private sector projects securing planning approval in Scotland in the run up to the independence referendum next week.

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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

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