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Friday, 28 August 2015

Moves are afoot to recruit 30 contractors to a new construction framework for the delivery of social housing across the north of England.

Friday, 28 August 2015

A housing and regeneration company is celebrating 10 years working in Nottingham – by winning two new contracts worth a combined £10 million.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

ISG has been awarded a £59m office refurbishment scheme for part of London's Old Bailey.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

The last high-rise tower to stand in the way of a scheme to regenerate an estate in Bexley, London, is being torn down.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Work is underway to build a Yorkshire housing association’s first scheme funded through a loan agreement with Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking arm.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Construction salaries showed a significant increase in 2015 compared with the previous year, new research has shown.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Construction output is forecast to increase by 13.2 per cent by 2017, despite short-term worries over a sharp drop in public housing and a lack of skilled workers, according to a new report.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Slough Borough Council has launched a petition against Government plans to move the Heathrow Express railway depot as part of the HS2 project.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Construction of a new £4.2bn "super sewer" for London will start next year after contractors were appointed to the project.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

A construction company has been fined £10,000 after pleading guilty to safety failings that led to a two-year-old boy wandering onto a building site.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Councils are calling for more powers and funding to tackle the growing construction skills shortage that threatens the Government's pledge to build 275,000 affordable homes by 2020.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has welcomed the latest official housebuilding statistics as proof the Government’s policies are working, despite the figures revealing a fall in the number of starts.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Villages and towns will be allowed to build starter homes on Rural Exception Sites under the Government’s first ever Rural Productivity Plan.

Friday, 21 August 2015

A new survey has highlighted how many people working in construction, engineering and utilities are not worried about the risk of hearing loss. This is despite an estimated 18,000 people currently suffering from noise-induced hearing loss caused or made worse by their work.

Friday, 21 August 2015

uly was a hectic month for the infrastructure sector as the value of contracts awarded reached £2 billion, based on a three month rolling average, almost 90% higher than July 2014 and the largest total for more than 18 months.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Cardiff University's School of Planning and Geography and the Welsh School of Architecture, together with universities in the USA and Indonesia, have won a grant to investigate how urban greening can boost water and flood management and increase sustainability.

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Features

2015-08-26 03:47

Andy Monteith, Baker Tilly’s head of construction looks at the difficult topic of bid management, or should that be bid mismanagement?

2015-08-26 03:31

Ian Loughnane business unit director of Kingspan Timber Solutions, discusses how the government needs to fix the foundations after the Scrapping of Zero Carbon Homes

2015-08-26 03:03

At a time when the skills shortage proves to be a big challenge for the industry and young adults are considering the next step in their career, Joanne Holmes asks where are all the girls?

2015-08-12 12:21

Dr Nathalie Renevier discusses why so few women choose a career in engineering, and how we can tackle the gender imbalance

2015-08-12 12:15

Archaeology plays a vital role in the construction industry and one firm in particular is challenging some old school perceptions

2015-08-12 12:08

Nick Milestone managing director of B & K Structures shares his views on the positive impact BIM is having on today's construction industry

2015-07-29 12:00

The Passive House concept promises low-carbon living that doesn’t cost the Earth, and the way it is gaining ground around the world demonstrates that such claims are far from being so much hot air

2015-07-29 11:45

We look at how timber can be made more sustainable

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