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Friday, 22 July 2016

Despite profits falling by almost 30 per cent, top chiefs at construction machinery manufacturer JCB remain "resilient" and "positive about the future" as sales volumes in 2015 held up compared to the overall market.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Affordable housing specialists Harbur Construction has completed work on a £1.5 million regeneration project in the Cheshire village of Helsby.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Despite uncertainty following the UK's decision to quit the European Union, contracts awarded to the construction industry hit a six-month high in June with more than £6 billion of new orders secured, research reveals.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Manchester & Cheshire Construction is celebrating a double contract win after securing a £3.2 million deal to refurbish the students’ union building and halls of residence at the University of Manchester.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Midas Construction has started work on the multi-million pound redevelopment of Weston College’s new professional services academy in Weston-super-Mare.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Trade suppliers Toolstation is calling on young construction workers to enter the Young Builder of the Year Awards before competition entries close at the end of this month.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

In an effort to save money and reduce their carbon footprint, Wakefield construction firm Route One is upgrading its traditional fleet with Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV).

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

After just eight months at the helm, Tony Aikenhead will step down from his role as chief executive at Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd (SRM) at the end of the month.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

More than 500 workers have lost their jobs following the collapse of Scottish building contractor Dunne Group.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

McLaughlin & Harvey has become the first Scottish construction firm to be awarded BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Hudson Contract has launched an apprenticeship scholarship programme which will see two UK construction firms benefit from a fully-funded apprentice for 12 months.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Leamington Spa-based O'Brien Contractors has scooped its third RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Gold award.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Report sets out 10-point plan to improve quality of customers’ experience of newbuild housingA new housing ombudsman should be appointed, and buyers should be allowed to inspect newbuilds before completions, according to a report into the quality of new homes.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Industry figures have welcomed Friday’s report by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee setting out proposals to enable councils and housing associations to take a larger role in house building.

Monday, 18 July 2016

With women expected to make up more than a quarter of the construction workforce in the next four years, One Way says firms must look to become more attractive places for females to work.

Monday, 18 July 2016

An advanced manufacturing facility, a community clock restoration project and several road improvement schemes were among the winners at an awards ceremony celebrating innovation in the construction and built environment sector.

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2016-07-05 10:05

Defibrillators located on construction sites can save your life. Rosa Mitchell from independent supplier Defibshopgives her advice.

CONSTRUCTION workers are often faced with a multitude of dangers at work, from the risk of electrical hazards to excavation and trenching accidents.

2016-07-01 10:06

Claire Cameron investigates the topic of daylighting and how the use of windows and rooflights can help bring sunlight into buildings all year round.

WITH increasing energy costs and concerns about global warming, the use of windows and rooflights to bring sunlight indoors is gaining momentum as more people look to natural sources to save money and the environment.

2016-06-28 12:48

Within days of the announcement of the Brexit vote, we’ve seen major construction company stocks crash by almost a quarter, says Chris Ingram, managing director of Cornish-based underfloor heating specialists Continental Underfloor.

2016-06-15 15:36

Commercial vehicles can drive success. Claire Cameron looks at why firms should upgrade and whether it is best to buy or rent a new fleet. With expert advice from David Brennan, CEO of Nexus Vehicle Rental, Dominic Reid of Northgate Vehicle Hire, Gareth Jones of Dawsonrentals Vans and light commercial vehicle industry consultant Tim Cattlin.

2016-06-08 10:21

The UK’s European Union referendum is proving to be a hugely divisive topic with the population split between leaving and staying. A potential Brexit on June 23 could have far-reaching consequences throughout almost every aspect of life from house prices to immigration policies. But what would leaving the EU mean for the construction sector? Those working in the industry give Builder & Engineer magazine their views.

2016-04-29 14:32

With female representation in the UK engineering sector the lowest in Europe more needs to be done to encourage women into the industry. Claire Cameron reports.

2016-04-15 15:22

In January, the government announced a £1.2 billion starter home fund to prepare brownfield sites for new homes.

2015-11-18 13:20

Darren Evans, managing director at Darren Evans Assessment believes one way to solve the housing crisis could be right under our noses

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