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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

BAM Construction has won a £20 million contract to build the new Mercia School in Sheffield.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Striking repairs and maintenance workers employed by Mears in Manchester are to hold a demonstration outside the headquarters of Northwards Housing today, calling on the organisation to intercede in a dispute over pay.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Solar panel installer Eco NRG Solutions Ltd has been fined £115,000 after a worker broke his back when he fell from a farm roof in Cornwall.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

We’ll deliver if developers don’t, said Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron as he launched the party’s election manifesto, pledging 300,000 new government-built homes a year, and measures to allow councils to build more social housing.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Rising demand for infrastructure work coupled with a global skills shortage is pushing up the cost of construction projects in London, according to research by Turner & Townsend.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show construction output dipped in March, despite a slight a quarter-on-quarter rise during the first three months of 2017.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

At least one part of Labour’s election manifesto has found favour with SME builders – and that’s the proposal to link its housing and skills policy as part of its industrial strategy.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The outgoing president of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), believes there is significant potential for business growth in the engineering services sector, as a result of recent developments and new commercial opportunities.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Lanes Group its third contract in four months - this time a five-year deal to provide facilities maintenance services for the London Underground.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Property developers think we’re likely to see an increase in the number of office buildings converted into homes over the next couple of years.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Members of the Unite union working on social housing repair and maintenance contracts in Manchester are to begin industrial action next week in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The introduction of tougher health and safety laws saw construction fines more than double last year with firms paying out almost £14 million for offences, new figures reveal.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A joint mental health awareness initiative has been launched by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Despite increased awareness, construction companies are still failing to recognise the importance of mental wellbeing in their health and safety policies, says safety consultant Paul Makoff-Clark.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Plant and machinery company JCB and delivery firm DHL have been fined a total of £641,000 after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by falling machinery at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

With a continued rise in overall costs, it was a mixed start to the year for construction with all specialist contractors reporting an increase in output in the first quarter of 2017 while almost a third of main building contractors reported a year-on-year fall, according to the latest construction trade survey.

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Features

2017-05-10 11:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 15:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 11:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 10:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 11:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 17:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

2017-02-28 15:53

As part of an ongoing revamp, the Joint Contracts Tribunal has rolled out an updated suite of standard form construction contracts for Design & Build. John Cleaveley, partner and head of construction at Weightmans LLP, takes a look at the changes

2017-01-04 10:35

As pressure mounts to achieve the government’s housebuilding objectives, the effective regeneration of brownfield land is becoming increasingly important. Builder & Engineer takes a look at the challenges of regenerating contaminated land

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