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Friday, 12 August 2016

Innes England's assistant surveyor Laura Hibbs has been elected chair of the Nottingham division of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Matrics surveyor network.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Award-winning construction firm Beard has confirmed David Sershall as its new managing director. He takes over from Mark Beard who has taken on the role of executive chairman at the £111 million turnover company.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

The takeover of waste management firm M Collard Ltd by R Collard Ltd has reunited a father and son in business for the first time in more than 20 years.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Housebuilder Redrow Homes is backing a new waste management campaign aimed at helping construction firms understand their Duty of Care obligations.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

South Wales-based J G Hale Construction Ltd has been fined £100,000 for running an unsafe timber-frame construction site following an unexpected health and safety inspection.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Slate manufactured by Welsh Slate has helped complete the £10 million redevelopment of York racecourse.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Plans to build up to 280 new homes in Bodicote have been approved by Cherwell District Council’s planning committee.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Ealing Council has appointed Higgins Construction to build 68 newbuild homes on the Golf Links Estates in Southall.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Esh Border Construction has completed a second phase of flood restoration work at Brunton Park in time for Carlisle United Football Club's first home game of the season.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Haringey Councils says it is a step closer to finding a long-term partner to build a new neighbourhood in Tottenham after shortlisting six bidders for the £450 million project.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Contractors have completed work on a housing scheme on the site of the former Robin Hood Hotel in the Cheshire village of Helsby.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Scottish concrete contractor Corecut has completed key infrastructural work on the £60 million Glasgow Queen Street Station tunnel upgrade.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Big name brands and the latest innovations attracted more than 1,000 tradespeople to the Frank Howard Tool Show at Chelmsford City Racecourse.

Monday, 8 August 2016

New transport secretary Chris Grayling remains committed to investing in the north west's rail and road projects which he says "will improve journeys for local people as well as helping industry grow across the region."

Friday, 5 August 2016

Barnshaws Section Benders has helped to construct Britain’s first purpose-built digital advertising motorway arch in Manchester.

Friday, 5 August 2016

British Gypsum is searching for experienced plasterers to join its Certified Plasterers Scheme, which helps put homeowners in touch with reputable tradespeople.

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Features

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 Defibshopgives 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.

2016-04-29 14:32

With female representation in the UK engineering sector the lowest in Europe more needs to be done to encourage women into the industry. Claire Cameron reports.

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