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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The home of the new National College for High Speed Rail will be located in Birmingham and Doncaster, the government announced today.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

In response to growing demand from builders and following successful events held in the summer, NHBC have announced a second series of seminars to showcase the NHBC HUG system.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A student accommodation development in the middle of Nottingham has been completed ahead of the new academic year.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Costain has developed a new approach to materials testing, giving work sites and operational units an opportunity to establish their own laboratories in direct support of their business activity.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Development projects in Exeter and across Devon and Cornwall are being delayed by up to three months as a result of a struggle to source skilled labour, according to property consultancy JLL.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

BAM Properties has sold its commercial property development CONNECT110Ns in the heart of Glasgow’s premier commercial and retail district to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM).

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Eleven areas across the country will benefit from the latest government-backed opportunity to help aspiring custom or self-builders get their projects off the ground, under plans announced today by Br

Monday, 29 September 2014

Lancashire-based Garic has unveiled a major growth strategy which will see the company increase its chain of depots across the UK, creating a significant number of new jobs.

Monday, 29 September 2014

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), an initiative which aims to improve the image of the industry by encouraging best practice, has reached its 80,000th registered site.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Merseylink has bolstered its bridge-building crew with the appointment of construction workers from Halton and the surrounding area.

Monday, 29 September 2014

A Wirral builder was caught on camera risking the lives of his workers on a house roof, a court has heard.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Boris Johnson, has today opened an innovative new £200 million investment scheme for developers and housing associations that will help accelerate the building of thousands more low cost homes for Londoners.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Balfour Beatty has been appointed by Magnox to deliver the £34m Solid Intermediate Level Waste Encapsulation (SILWE) contract at Hunterston A former power station in North Ayrshire.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has announced a £16.5 million boost from the the Local Infrastructure Fund to fast forward the development of over 1,600 homes in Milton Keynes.

Friday, 26 September 2014

A Workington-based manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee was badly injured when he was struck by a one-and-a-half-tonne steel beam.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Key issues will be debated in a leading safety forum this October, giving a unique opportunity for stakeholders to shape the way health and safety is managed at height.

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Features

2014-09-24 09:46

Latest figures reveal that London accounted for a third of the total value of UK construction contracts in August, dominating across commercial & retail, residential and education sectors

2014-09-24 09:43

Should industry qualifications be comparable across EU member states? Kevin Blunden from the Chartered Association of Building Engineers discusses

2014-09-24 09:32

With the rest of the building market starting to catch up with the robust housing sector, Alan Hope - chief executive of the Midas Group - argues that the construction industry still has to work hard to win customers’ loyalty.

2014-09-10 13:03

Despite promising signs of a sustained construction-sector recovery, the mind-set of austerity endures. So how can designers and contractors make lean budgets go further? Paul Lonsdale, operations director at Styles&Wood, explains

2014-09-10 12:56

Jonathan Dore, from Kingspan looks at how rooflights can help warehouses pass the 2018 EPC challenge

2014-08-27 11:32

The first report into a £17m project to test how easily houses can be retrofitted with eco features suggests that much more than just the building fabric is at stake, says Peter Baber

2014-08-27 11:23

A new social media campaign, Born to Build, has been launched by the UK Contractors Group, Stephen Ratcliffe explains the aims of the campaign

2014-08-27 11:10

Sandra Brandon project communications campaign manager at the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency explains why van compliance is important

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