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Friday, 1 August 2014

The construction industry will grow10% and contribute nearly £11 billion to the UK economy over the next two years alone, according to The Construction Products Association’s Summer Forecasts.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Thanks to their high recycling rate, the construction and demolition sectors do not need compulsory site waste management plans to improve the way they manage waste, Natural Resources, Culture and Sport Minister John Griffiths has announced.

Friday, 1 August 2014

The private sector was responsible for driving housing growth in the UK over the last quarter, NHBC’s new housing registration figures for Q2 2014 have revealed.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Balfour Beatty, the UK’s biggest construction company, has called off £3 billion merger talks to create a super-contractor with rival Carillion after just seven days.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

BAM has secured preferred bidder status for four Hull and East Riding priority schools. The batch of schools, collectively valued at around £38 million, includes two secondary schools and two primary schools and together will provide learning spaces for 3,230 pupils.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Balfour Beatty has pulled out of talks with Carillion to create a UK super-contractor.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

A house builder and a scaffolding company have been fined after two bricklayers were hurt falling from an unsafe scaffold.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The first deal in the country to be completed under the public land initiative will see 109 new homes built on former railway land in Aintree.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A new £3 million fund will be available to councils across the country to get work started on new housing sites.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A new structure becoming known as the “great wall of Derby” has been completed as part of the project to deliver a new £10.8m sports centre at the city’s university.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

BAM is to build a £33 million residential care facility in Oxfordshire.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Labour Party’s proposed ‘Help to Build’ scheme, which would provide government guarantees for loans to SME house builders, has been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) as a means to help more small house builders enter the housing market.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A subcontractor who suffered a fractured spine while demolishing a temporary school classroom near Exmouth has been fined for safety failings that could have also put others in danger.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Caledonian Modular, part of the Caledonian Group, has started work on a £121 million Ministry of Defence (MoD) Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) contract for Hercules, a joint venture between Kier Group and Balfour Beatty.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Nearly 60% of UK construction site workers wrongly believe that their employers must have insurance in place to pay their salaries and medical benefits if they are off work.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Chartered surveyors have seen a rise in the number of transactions of commercial properties being sold with Permitted Development Rights (PDR) to be converted into residential properties, according to

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2014-07-30 11:36

Fatalities in construction are still an on-going problem, even though the trend has hit an all-time low says Sarah Cunliffe, an expert in injury at work

2014-07-30 11:09

Mark Combes, managing director at Severn Partnership looks at how investing in external training can help fill the skills gap

2014-07-30 10:54

How can you accurately locate and map buried utility plant without breaking ground, David Rust, managing director of MK Surveys explains

2014-07-16 10:03

Mental health is one of the biggest threats to the wellbeing of business and society but still no-one’s really talking about it, says Holly Squire

2014-07-16 09:48

As part of a comprehensive risk assessment it falls to land and property owners to provide a safe and secure external environment, an important part of this being the management of trees as Mal Vickers, explains

2014-07-16 09:39

Since new guidance came out earlier this year, one often overlooked aspect of planning is tripping many “dead cert” developments up just at the finishing line says David Bridgewood

2014-07-01 15:08

Alastair Kerr, director general of the Wood Panels Industries Federation (WPIF) and spokesperson for the JOSB Done campaign, looks into the confusing world of wood

2014-07-01 13:27

Brian Morris, MD of sustainable building services design firm, BCM, writes about his company’s experience with Level 2 BIM and the implications of legislation on the future of the industry

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