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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Blueprint, in partnership with William Davis Ltd and asra Housing Association has started construction in Nottingham on 94 low energy homes, designed by architects Marsh Grochowski.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

It’s hoped that new government funding will help local areas unlock locally-led housing developments and accelerate local growth.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A detailed planning application has been submitted by Westcott Venture Park, the largest business park in Buckinghamshire, for a speculative warehouse / distribution development.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

An organisation representing small businesses - which make up 97% of the construction industry - has claimed that despite an improving economy, small business owners remain concerned about a continuing culture of late payment.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The number of engineering contractors working on railway services has shot up as a result of government investment in projects such as Crossrail, according to new research by giant group.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The government has announced a £120 million infrastructure investment plan to help bring businesses and jobs to the Sheffield area.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Work is set to get underway on the first phase of a development in Crawley that will create an entirely new neighbourhood, after the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) secured a deal with private developers and the council.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Two building firms have been ordered to pay a total of £72,000 in fines and costs after a floor collapsed during the construction of a six-bedroom mansion in Trafford, injuring three workers.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The University of the West of England in Bristol is inviting contractors to tender for works at a new Faculty of Business & Law building at the University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Newport based Green Hill Construction is set to appoint administrators this week after making its workforce redundant.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Skanska, is planning to create around 1,500 jobs in the UK during the next two to three years. These will be required to complete major rail, water, building and roads contracts won by the company.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The first concrete mixer truck in the UK said to meet the new European transport stipulations has been introduced to the fleet of Hope Construction Materials.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Building firm Askam Construction has gone into administration with the loss of half its 90 staff.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

A North London labourer received life-threatening burn injuries in an explosion when he severed a 415-volt electrical cable, unaware it was still live, a court has heard.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Ian Chapman has joined construction firm Britcon to help head up the firms new offices, bringing with him 19 years project management experience.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

New research shows the amount of time builders and tradespeople are spending on the road and away from home.

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Features

2014-04-23 10:00

Traumatic incidents that happen while you’re working are rare but they can occur. Here Kate Nowlan, chief executive of CiC Employee Assistance, outlines how you can make the best of preparing for the worst.

2014-04-23 09:37

Meeting the government’s 2016 target for BIM adoption will require a culture change, says Tony Ryan – and one sector needs to lead the way

2014-04-22 17:14

Crowdfunding is a relatively new concept, but could it play a part in funding future construction projects? Holly Squire investigates

2014-04-08 17:23

Two award-winning plastering experts say much can be learned from the Apollo Theatre's ceiling collapse

2014-04-08 16:38

Fly ash has long been a mainstay in the construction industry. But is it threatened by the closure of some coal-fired power stations? Robert Carroll thinks not

2014-04-08 16:19

Innovation and working together are the key ingredients for house builders to meet zero carbon targets, says Darren Dancey

2014-03-26 14:20

More and more engineers are moving out to New Zealand for reconstruction work. What can they expect to find when they get there?

2014-03-26 14:17

We need new homes – but not on flood plains. Or can a compromise be sought? Tracy Hall considers the options

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