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Friday, 14 August 2015

Scotland's Infrastructure Secretary Keith Brown has paid a visit to the Queensferry Crossing construction site to meet with workers and view progress on the project.

Friday, 14 August 2015

With demand rising and supply contracting, house prices are set for further rises over the next 12 months, RICS has warned, prompting a call for a “coherent and coordinated” strategy to build more homes across all tenures.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

A Midlands housing association has beaten off the competition to win a top award from RoSPA for its efforts to demonstrate continuous improvement in preventing accidents and ill-health at work.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Contractor J Tomlinson has been appointed on the second phase of a major regeneration scheme in the West Midlands.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Shale gas planning applications will be fast-tracked through a new, dedicated planning process, under measures announced today.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Almost half of councils have either set up housing companies or are actively debating the idea in a bid to tackle the housing crisis and generate new income.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Asking questions such as, ‘Can LEDs keep you awake at night and damage your brain?’ and ‘Can special lighting help people with dementia?’, an international team of research scientists has reviewed recent research into the effects of lighting on people.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

A business specialising in providing schools with Eco buildings and classrooms, has launched a new project to encourage tree-planting in the UK.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

A blueprint for how £13 billion of government investment in transport will help create the Northern Powerhouse has been unveiled today as ministers visit major infrastructure projects that are transforming the region.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Tender prices rose by 0.8% in 1st quarter of 2015 compared with the previous quarter, and by 4.5% compared with the same quarter in 2014, according to the latest report from RICS’ Building Cost Information Service (BCIS).

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The Government has unveiled £36m in funding to support the construction of starter homes aimed at first-time buyers.

Monday, 10 August 2015

A £26 million fund has been launched to support the delivery of homes for first-time buyers under the Government’s starter homes initiative.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Two fake builders have been sentenced after harassing elderly people to pay 'extortionate' fees for unnecessary building work.

Monday, 10 August 2015

The Construction Products Association’s latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, shows that firms across the construction industry reported growth in activity in the second quarter of 2015, marking the ninth consecutive quarter of growth. However, the near-term outlook is clouded by labour supply issues and rising wage costs.

Friday, 7 August 2015

The next stage of the giant Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the North Sea – the biggest offshore wind project in the world - has gained planning consent from the Energy Secretary Amber Rudd.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Work has started on the first of 4,000 homes being built in Hull as part of a half a billion pound development which will stretch over 13 years.

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Features

2015-08-26 03:47

Andy Monteith, Baker Tilly’s head of construction looks at the difficult topic of bid management, or should that be bid mismanagement?

2015-08-26 03:31

Ian Loughnane business unit director of Kingspan Timber Solutions, discusses how the government needs to fix the foundations after the Scrapping of Zero Carbon Homes

2015-08-26 03:03

At a time when the skills shortage proves to be a big challenge for the industry and young adults are considering the next step in their career, Joanne Holmes asks where are all the girls?

2015-08-12 12:21

Dr Nathalie Renevier discusses why so few women choose a career in engineering, and how we can tackle the gender imbalance

2015-08-12 12:15

Archaeology plays a vital role in the construction industry and one firm in particular is challenging some old school perceptions

2015-08-12 12:08

Nick Milestone managing director of B & K Structures shares his views on the positive impact BIM is having on today's construction industry

2015-07-29 12:00

The Passive House concept promises low-carbon living that doesn’t cost the Earth, and the way it is gaining ground around the world demonstrates that such claims are far from being so much hot air

2015-07-29 11:45

We look at how timber can be made more sustainable

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