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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The national chair of one of the UK’s longest standing trade bodies is urging the Government to give clear leadership so that "we can get back to focusing on building the homes and developing the homegrown talent our country needs."

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A new study has revealed the UK construction industry is recognising its long-term environmental duties with 75 per cent of companies operating a low-carbon or carbon reduction strategy, but almost 95 per cent of those surveyed believe the industry could still do more.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A leading New Zealand infrastructure and building contractor is looking to the UK to recruit top-level talent to help deliver an extended pipeline of the largest infrastructure projects in the nation’s history.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Award-winning developer Crest Nicholson has submitted a new planning application to create a mixed-use development of more than 1,000 homes and a country park at Ipswich's Henley Gate.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Eight of the top-performing building and electrical firms have received awards at the 2016 ECA Gala Dinner and Awards in South Wales.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A Shropshire town could become home to the first community-led housing project which has been put forward by new developer A Fairer Society (AFS), who is looking to take a different approach.

Monday, 11 July 2016

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is looking for a development partner for four major mixed-use sites in Maidenhead with the potential to deliver over 1,000 new homes.

Monday, 11 July 2016

GRAHAM Construction has started work on the first of three health and social care centres it is completing as part of a £27.6 million project in NHS infrastructure for Edinburgh and West Lothian.

Monday, 11 July 2016

A thinktank has called for control of housing development to be devolved to northern cities and regions as part of a comprehensive package of measures intended to ensure the Northern Powerhouse isn’t left behind by a post-Brexit Britain.

Monday, 11 July 2016

MC Plan and Site Services Ltd has scooped a prestigious award at the South Coast Property Awards evening.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Clegg Construction will build a student block in Sheffield and a new headquarters for OE Electrics in Wakefield as part of a double contract win worth more than £14 million.

Friday, 8 July 2016

It was lucky 13 for construction growth in the second quarter of the year with heavy side firms reporting their highest balance of sales for a year and light side firms also seeing increased sales for a 13th consecutive time as activity remained resilient despite economic uncertainty, a new study reveals.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Construction of the final phase of Bellway Homes Thames Gateway’s luxury River Gardens development has got underway.

Friday, 8 July 2016

BAM Construction has been chosen to build a new £21 million school in Swindon.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Graham Heath Construction has been selected to build an industrial biomass boiler-housing unit in Widnes for logistics giants Eddie Stobart.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Haringey Council has announced the shortlist of bidders for a £2bn regeneration programme featuring 5,000 new homes.

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Features

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.

2016-04-15 15:22

In January, the government announced a £1.2 billion starter home fund to prepare brownfield sites for new homes.

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