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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Organisers of next year's Ecobuild event have launched a series of roundtable events aimed at establishing the construction industry’s views on sustainability.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

New orders for the construction industry increased by just one per cent to fall flat in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the previous three months, according to new statistics.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The next generation of building professionals are being given the chance to visit 130 construction sites this week as part of the industry's training board's Open Doors event.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A South West construction firm has achieved a major safety milestone after surpassing more than one million work hours without a reportable accident.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Despite the number of newly-created jobs rising to a four-month high in May, the figure isn’t necessarily good news for the construction industry, according to One Way.

Monday, 13 June 2016

A Bracknell-based roofer has been fined for safety failings after a complaint was made to HSE regarding unsafe roof work.

Monday, 13 June 2016

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced the timeline for redesigning its industry levy.

Friday, 10 June 2016

There was an encouraging sign of recovery for the UK construction sector as output grew for the first time in four months in April, according to official figures.

Friday, 10 June 2016

With Euro 2016 kicking off in France later today, budding tradesmen footballers who fancy themselves as the next Thomas Müller or Cristiano Ronaldo have just three days remaining to follow their dream and enter the Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Leading groundworks and civil engineering specialist, O’Brien Contractors, has been named by Readie Construction as the partner to work on MEPC’s Silverstone Park development.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

There was a welcome boost for UK production in April with total output increasing by two per cent on the previous month and manufacturing growing at its fastest rate for almost four years in the fourth month of 2016, according to official figures.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

The promise of sun, sea and sand is encouraging almost half of British second home buyers to rekindle their love for the Costa del Sol with the number of new build licences authorised in Spain hitting a five-year high, according to a new study.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Turner & Townsend has been appointed to oversee the construction of Unilever’s new manufacturing factory in the United Arab Emirates.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

An award-winning construction training charity is to shut down at the end of this month due to a lack of sustainable funding.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Workers in the construction industry are failing to build a sufficient retirement pot with less than 10 per cent financially prepared for the future, a study has revealed.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Ulster University is helping to address the construction industry's skills shortage with the development of a new interactive game that aims to inspire the next generation of industry leaders.

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Features

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.

2015-11-18 13:20

Darren Evans, managing director at Darren Evans Assessment believes one way to solve the housing crisis could be right under our noses

2015-11-18 13:14

Paul Daynes, regional director, UK & Northern Europe at Newforma discusses how firms can stay competitive in the skills crisis

2015-11-18 13:00

Why the Government is Wrong to Backtrack on Zero Carbon Homes

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