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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Trade union GMB is urging the government to help boost the UK steel industry by approving a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Construction start-ups dipped seven per cent year-on-year and by more than a fifth when compared with the first quarter of 2016 in the three months straddling the EU referendum vote, new figures reveal.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Flood alleviation schemes should be the priority for any infrastructure spending to be announced in the Autumn Statement later this year, according to Morgan Tucker.

Monday, 12 September 2016

More than 100 workers have lost their jobs after historic construction company William Anelay Ltd went into administration.

Monday, 12 September 2016

BAM Construction has been chosen to design and build a new factory for Wiltshire-based automotive test equipment specialist AB Dynamics plc.

Monday, 12 September 2016

The Government says it has learned the lesson from last winter’s floods and is investing £12.5 million into building and strengthening defences.

Friday, 9 September 2016

The construction industry has received a boost with new figures revealing output held steady during the first full month after June's Brexit vote with new orders and house building also increasing on the previous quarter.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Robertson Construction has completed the development of a £4 million Premier Inn hotel in Matlock.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Construction company ISG has secured a £61 million contract to deliver a state-of-the-art fit out project at Imperial College London’s world renowned Department of Chemistry on its White City Campus in London.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has named Manchester-based BAM Construction as its preferred contractor to deliver a state-of-the-art £30 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) in Preston.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

An 18-month project to deliver 326 units of student accommodation in York has been completed by Eric Wright Construction.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Thousands of workers are leading lives of "misery and injustice" because modern slavery in the global construction industry is "common, concealed and subject to inadequate prevention, policing and prosecution," claims a new report.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Residential developer L&Q has secured approval for a development which will deliver 564 new homes close to Whitechapel’s Crossrail station.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

After fathering three boys, Scott Hardwick, owner of Barnsley-based Hardwick Plant Limited is so ecstatic at the prospect of finally becoming a dad to a baby girl that he has added a pink 1.8-tonne JCB mini-excavator to his fleet.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Almost 70 per cent of small and medium-sized housebuilders have so far been unaffected by Brexit, new research reveals.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Housebuilders and subcontractors need to work better together in order to meet housebuilding targets and solve the construction industry's skills crisis, reveals new research.

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Features

2016-09-01 11:53

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 10:20

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 10:35

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 10:05

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 10:06

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 12:48

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.

2016-06-15 15:36

Commercial vehicles can drive success. Claire Cameron looks at why firms should upgrade and whether it is best to buy or rent a new fleet. With expert advice from David Brennan, CEO of Nexus Vehicle Rental, Dominic Reid of Northgate Vehicle Hire, Gareth Jones of Dawsonrentals Vans and light commercial vehicle industry consultant Tim Cattlin.

2016-06-08 10:21

The UK’s European Union referendum is proving to be a hugely divisive topic with the population split between leaving and staying. A potential Brexit on June 23 could have far-reaching consequences throughout almost every aspect of life from house prices to immigration policies. But what would leaving the EU mean for the construction sector? Those working in the industry give Builder & Engineer magazine their views.

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