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Monday, 5 December 2016

The value of planned investment in infrastructure has grown by more than £37bn since the spring to top £500bn, according to new figures.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Business activity and new work for construction firms increased at the fastest pace since March during November, although cost inflation rose at the steepest rate since 2011, according to new research.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Transport for Greater Manchester has retained MPact Thales (MPT) and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to deliver the extension of the Metrolink tram system to the Trafford Centre.

Monday, 5 December 2016

To support a management buyout, midlands-based Bracknell Roofing has received £2 million from specialist lender Aldermore.

Monday, 5 December 2016

GRAHAM Construction has been selected to develop two new health facilities for NHS Grampian within its Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Turner & Townsend has won the contract to fit out the new German consulate in Cape Town, South Africa.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Conlon Construction has completed work on two school refurbishment projects worth almost £7 million in Lancashire.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

An example of a low-cost pod housing solution that is said to require no land has been erected in the BRE’s Innovation Park.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Turner & Townsend has been chosen to deliver quantity surveying and cost management services across BP’s onshore facilities in Scotland.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Laing O’Rourke is calling for the introduction of construction GCSEs and A levels to help tackle the skills gap.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Sales of building materials remained strong in the third quarter of the year, despite official figures showing a downward trend in the wider construction industry.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement was a “light touch” representing “business as usual” and it missed an opportunity to give a boost to the renewable energy industry, according to the Solar Trade Association (STA).

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

The construction sector has welcomed the Government’s investment in house building as announced by the Chancellor today but concerns have been expressed that it doesn't stretch far enough.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Philip Hammond outlined his vision to “build a country that works for everyone” in his debut Autumn Statement, with a strong focus on house building, infrastructure and closing the productivity gap.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Somerset-based construction equipment dealer is touring the country with a pastel pink dumper to raise money for a cancer charity.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A much-anticipated part of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement to boost housebuilding with funding to deliver 40,000 new homes is “painfully short” of what’s needed, says the National Association of Estate Agents.

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2016-11-16 10:38

According to the UK Drone Usage Report 2016, the construction sector is one of the top five industry's leading the way in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with 17 per cent of firms having utilised flying robots to scope out work and monitor projects. Gary Wilson, founding partner of Fluxx engineering, discusses the growth of the digital technology

2016-11-08 10:09

Plant failure can be catastrophic for a business and the down time entails disruption to service and loss of revenue. Jamie Ross-Davies from Ideal Heat Solutions gives his advice.

2016-09-01 10:53

Firms are embracing new methods of construction with a study revealing the majority have used innovative techniques in the last three years. Claire Cameron takes a look at what is on offer

2016-08-03 09:20

In the wake of the vote to leave the EU, the potential impact of Brexit on development needs to be considered, specifically in terms of environmental regulations and State aid, as well as the possible impact on UK infrastructure projects, in particular the proposed Heathrow expansion and Hinkley Point C, says Mark Northey, a partner in the projects team at Ashfords LLP.

2016-07-25 09:35

The UK has an ageing population – effectively, this means that for the first time ever there are more people of pensionable age than children under the age of 16 in this country.

2016-07-05 09:05

Defibrillators located on construction sites can save your life. Rosa Mitchell from independent supplier Defibshop gives her advice.

CONSTRUCTION workers are often faced with a multitude of dangers at work, from the risk of electrical hazards to excavation and trenching accidents.

2016-07-01 09:06

Claire Cameron investigates the topic of daylighting and how the use of windows and rooflights can help bring sunlight into buildings all year round.

WITH increasing energy costs and concerns about global warming, the use of windows and rooflights to bring sunlight indoors is gaining momentum as more people look to natural sources to save money and the environment.

2016-06-28 11:48

Within days of the announcement of the Brexit vote, we’ve seen major construction company stocks crash by almost a quarter, says Chris Ingram, managing director of Cornish-based underfloor heating specialists Continental Underfloor.

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