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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Atkins Areva and Mace (a.m.a.) have been selected as preferred bidders on a new contract with Sellafield for its Silos Direct-encapsulation Plant (SDP) project.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Construction union UCATT claims an accident on a residential building site in central London yesterday which led to the death of one construction worker was very likely a “wholly avoidable accident”.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The growth in UK house prices is accelerating, the ONS claims, as prices rose on average by 9.1% in the year to the end of February, up from 6.8% in the year to January.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Regional contractor Beard saw pre-tax profits rise by 21% to £1.7m last year, on revenue that was up 12% to £77.3m.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Work is underway on Southwark Council’s first development under its plan to build 11,000 new council homes over the next 30 years.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has promised a package of Government support for local “visionaries” who want to deliver a new generation of garden cities.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The upturn in the construction market has caused one recruitment agency specialising in the sector to move to new larger offices and double the size of its workforce covering the north of England.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The public need to be convinced that tough choices on upgrading national infrastructure are necessary, according to a new poll of more than 1000 members of the public by Ipsos MORI for the CBI.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The organisers of a trade show for fabricators and installers that launched in Telford last year are now planning to launch what they claim is the first dedicated exhibition for builders and contractors for five years.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Urban Splash has formed a new joint venture with The Pears Group, which has agreed to refinance £135m of its remaining bank debt from the RBS, CoOp, HSBC and Blackstone.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Sheffield Housing Company has appointed architects to design over 500 homes for the second phase of its development.

Monday, 14 April 2014

A new £21million development led by GRAHAM Construction has completed and opened at the University of Sheffield.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Balfour Beatty is to set up a national UK training academy aimed at improving its own employees and apprentice’s skills after winning £4.4m in funding from a government pilot project.

Monday, 14 April 2014

A national rise of 2.6% this month pushes the average price of property coming to market to £262,594, according to Rightmove’s latest house price index.

Friday, 11 April 2014

The recovery in the construction industry is becoming broader and stronger, the Construction Products (CPA) is claiming, as it forecasts a rise in output of 4.5% this year and 4.8% next year.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Companies at the heart of the blacklisting scandal are set to defy Parliament and launch their own “counterfeit” compensation scheme later this month, construction union UCATT claims.

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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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