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Thursday, 18 May 2017

We’ll deliver if developers don’t, said Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron as he launched the party’s election manifesto, pledging 300,000 new government-built homes a year, and measures to allow councils to build more social housing.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Rising demand for infrastructure work coupled with a global skills shortage is pushing up the cost of construction projects in London, according to research by Turner & Townsend.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show construction output dipped in March, despite a slight a quarter-on-quarter rise during the first three months of 2017.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

At least one part of Labour’s election manifesto has found favour with SME builders – and that’s the proposal to link its housing and skills policy as part of its industrial strategy.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The outgoing president of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), believes there is significant potential for business growth in the engineering services sector, as a result of recent developments and new commercial opportunities.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Lanes Group its third contract in four months - this time a five-year deal to provide facilities maintenance services for the London Underground.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Property developers think we’re likely to see an increase in the number of office buildings converted into homes over the next couple of years.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Members of the Unite union working on social housing repair and maintenance contracts in Manchester are to begin industrial action next week in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The introduction of tougher health and safety laws saw construction fines more than double last year with firms paying out almost £14 million for offences, new figures reveal.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A joint mental health awareness initiative has been launched by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Despite increased awareness, construction companies are still failing to recognise the importance of mental wellbeing in their health and safety policies, says safety consultant Paul Makoff-Clark.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Plant and machinery company JCB and delivery firm DHL have been fined a total of £641,000 after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by falling machinery at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

With a continued rise in overall costs, it was a mixed start to the year for construction with all specialist contractors reporting an increase in output in the first quarter of 2017 while almost a third of main building contractors reported a year-on-year fall, according to the latest construction trade survey.

Monday, 8 May 2017

After more than 25 years at Skanska UK, chief executive Mike Putnam has stepped down.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Construction workers in the north east of England are invited to attend a free event promoting fire door safety in Durham later this week.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Barroerock Construction Limited has been fined three quarters of a million pounds following repeated asbestos failings.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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