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Monday, 8 September 2014

A three-storey reinforced concrete frame has been torn down on a luxury new-build housing job in Hackney, East London.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Atkins has completed its acquisition of Nuclear Safety Associates, Inc (“NSA”), a 130 people engineering and technical services firm, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Unite Students has received resolution to grant planning approval for the development of a 0.8 acre site in Portsmouth city centre. The site will provide a home for 836 students and completion is anticipated in time for the 2016/17 academic year.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Construction companies in the Grampian area are being encouraged to attend a free event to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Companies from the construction industry and its associated trades are being invited to a mock trial to give their verdict on a fictitious health and safety prosecution.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Conlon Construction has completed a £2.3m project to extend and double the size of Trinity CofE Methodist Primary School in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, Lancashire.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland has announced the launch of its Passivhaus Tradesperson Course, enabling tradespeople to gain international accreditation for one of the world’s most efficient energy standards.

Friday, 5 September 2014

The Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant, was in Llandudno Junction today to see how Help to Buy - Wales is providing a boost for builders and aspiring home owners alike.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

A 17-year-old labourer from south-west London had a narrow escape after surviving a four-metre fall through a hole in a loft with only cuts and bruises.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Ed Lester, chief land registrar and chief executive of HM Land Registry, has today announced his intention to step down from both roles in the first half of next year.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Balfour Beatty will sell its professional services division, Parsons Brinckerhoff, to WSP Global for a cash sum of £820 million.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Industry professionals have expressed doubt over the status of Government infrastructure plans, and the ability of mega projects such as Crossrail to drive employment opportunities.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

An Atkins designed innovation centre and campus hub at the University of Edinburgh has been granted planning permission.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Construction output in Britain grew at its fastest pace in seven months in August, boosting job creation but also putting strain on suppliers, industry data shows.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A new chair has been appointed lead the East Midlands Property Alliance (empa) an organisation which saves public sector bodies time and money on their built environment projects

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Eric Wright Construction, a division of the Eric Wright Group, has completed a £6.8m project to build a University Technical College (UTC) in Lillyhall, West Cumbria.

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Features

2014-09-10 13:03

Despite promising signs of a sustained construction-sector recovery, the mind-set of austerity endures. So how can designers and contractors make lean budgets go further? Paul Lonsdale, operations director at Styles&Wood, explains

2014-09-10 12:56

Jonathan Dore, from Kingspan looks at how rooflights can help warehouses pass the 2018 EPC challenge

2014-08-27 11:32

The first report into a £17m project to test how easily houses can be retrofitted with eco features suggests that much more than just the building fabric is at stake, says Peter Baber

2014-08-27 11:23

A new social media campaign, Born to Build, has been launched by the UK Contractors Group, Stephen Ratcliffe explains the aims of the campaign

2014-08-27 11:10

Sandra Brandon project communications campaign manager at the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency explains why van compliance is important

2014-08-13 12:03

Roy Anderson, stairs technical manager at JELD-WEN, shares his top tips for keeping a loft conversion on track with the right staircase

2014-08-13 11:02

Increased investment from private developers is dramatically changing the student accommodation sector says Peter Stienlet, managing director of Patrick Parsons

2014-08-13 10:11

Peter Vinden, managing director of The Vinden Partnership looks at what the new construction minister should be doing for the UK sector

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