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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Eric Wright Construction has broken ground on a 170,000 sq ft manufacturing plant for Merseyside-based Domino UK Limited.

Monday, 7 November 2016

North East construction firm All Saints Developments is to build 14 executive homes within a walled garden setting as part of an £11 million project in Newcastle.

Monday, 7 November 2016

At less than 17 per cent, the pay gap between male and female workers in the construction industry is at its lowest level on record, new figures reveal.

Monday, 7 November 2016

DPP Manchester has been given the go-ahead to build an 11-storey building in Salford central as part of an ongoing regeneration scheme in the New Bailey area of the city.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Crest Nicholson's Bath Riverside villas has scooped The Sunday Times award for Best House Design.

Friday, 4 November 2016

ESH Border Construction has been appointed as the main contractor to transform the historic City Observatory in Edinburgh.

Friday, 4 November 2016

The NHBC registered almost 36,000 new homes in the third quarter of 2016, according to its latest statistics.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Tyneside-based industrial training specialist AIS Connect is helping to bridge the construction sector's skills gap by launching a scaffolding apprenticeship programme.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Output in the UK's construction sector hit a seven-month high in October, according to the latest figures, with housebuilding leading the way for the second successive month.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Persimmon Homes West Midlands has been granted planning permission to build more than 130 homes on the site of the former Dyson factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Engineering consultancy Atkins has been given the green light to transform a derelict brewery into a £100 million education hub for construction and the built environment at the University of Wolverhampton.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

UK-based engineer Laing O’Rourke has been chosen as the preferred bidder to build a shopping mall and two hotels in Dubai as part of the Expo 2020 Dubai South masterplan.

Monday, 31 October 2016

GRAHAM Construction has secured a £150 million contract with the London Borough of Barnet to provide building work over the next five years.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Following a year of rapid growth, London-based Golden Houses Developments is relocating to a new office and recruiting new members of staff.

Friday, 28 October 2016

The Autumn Statement should boost public investment by £6 billion a year to boost infrastructure improvements, particularly in road and rail, business chiefs have argued.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Sovini Property Services has scooped the top prize at this year's 2016 CITB Apprentice Awards.

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Features

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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