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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Over half of construction project owners have experienced underperforming projects in the previous year despite improvements in project planning and controls, according to KPMG’s 2015 Global Construction Project Owner’s Survey: Climbing the Curve.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Flintshire County Council has approved plans for a £9 million extra care scheme in Flint’s town centre.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Builders’ merchant, Jewson, has been asking people up and down the country to nominate community projects that are in need of a transformation.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Through the "Close Brothers SME Apprentice Programme", Close Brothers will contribute to the cost of apprentices for 20 SMEs who might otherwise be unable to afford to take on a new apprentice.

Monday, 20 April 2015

North Midland Construction has posted a second-year of pre-tax loss of £3m due to problems in the firm’s buildings and civils arm.

Monday, 20 April 2015

​The University of Huddersfield has been granted planning approval for its proposed new building near the Shorehead Roundabout.

Friday, 17 April 2015

GRAHAM Construction has helped to lay the foundations for careers in the construction industry for local young people, through their supply chain of sub-contractors on the new Fort William Primary School project.

Friday, 17 April 2015

The majority of bosses in the construction sector are not planning for future interest rate rises, despite 76% of those in a national survey expecting an increase before the end of 2016.

Friday, 17 April 2015

The Government continues to be driving the industry’s adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) according to this year’s NBS National BIM Survey.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Linden Homes has released plans for a new housing development which will be built on the site of its former offices in Ponteland.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The University of Manchester has launched a unique construction academy which will see unemployed people from across Greater Manchester receive training and potentially go on to full-time employment across its major capital developments.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

A new report from RICS has suggested there’s enough brownfield land in England to build 226,000 new houses by 2019.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Construction companies from Inverness are being invited to a free Supplier Engagement event on 23 April, to find out about upcoming work contracts with Stewart Milne Homes North.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Two Sheffield brothers were jailed for safety failures after a building collapse left three injured, up to 20 people temporarily homeless, and nearby properties evacuated.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A new report published today by The Economist Intelligence Unit says the construction industry needs a major overhaul if it is to bolster its declining productivity.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Preston-based Conlon Construction has completed a remodelling project to convert a leisure centre in Moss Side into a mixed-use library and community facility.

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Features

2015-03-25 14:02

Stuart Thomson, public affairs consultant, and Dougal Ainsley, solicitor at Bircham Dyson Bell discuss the changing face of the procurement process

2015-03-25 13:49

Phil Harrison, managing director at Wates Construction discusses if Birmingham could be the next boom town when it comes to construction

2015-03-09 14:18

Is e-learning the solution the construction industry needs to help revolutionise safety and awareness training? Jeremy Melhuish investigates

2015-03-09 14:08

For National Apprentice Week, the CEO of Nylacast, Mussa Mahomed, tells us why he believes apprentices are the future

2015-03-09 13:54

Glen Irwin, MEP & sustainability manager at Stepnell looks at the factors influencing the lack of progress in the retrofit industry

2015-02-24 13:16

The construction industry’s reluctance to use digital technology is retrogressive and unrealistic… but things are starting to change, says Benjamin Dyer of Powered Now

2015-02-24 13:13

Tracey Jackson from Howells Patent Glazing says the firm is aiming high when it comes to the year ahead

2015-02-11 12:54

Gillian Econopouly, head of policy and research at CITB believes more still needs to be done to address the skills shortage

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