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Friday, 23 September 2016

More than 30 jobs have been put at risk after historic engineering firm Mitchell Dryers Limited went into administration on Wednesday.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Despite a dip in construction new orders, housebuilding contracts rose by 13 per cent year-on-year to £1.7 billion in August as the "robust" sector continued to defy the negative Brexit predictions, reveals the latest figures from industry analysts Barbour ABI.

Friday, 23 September 2016

There are renewed calls for the construction industry to create more apprenticeships and to bridge the skills gap by attracting more workers into the sector after new research reveals more than half of firms are struggling to hire tradespeople.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Pendle Projects Limited is to build a number of industrial and warehouse units in Nelson, East Lancashire after purchasing a 1.5 acre site from developer, Eshton.

Friday, 23 September 2016

The pay divide between engineers across the country is narrowing with those in the North earning just eight per cent less than their Southern counterparts, while West Midlands engineers are now the highest paid outside London and Scotland, new research reveals.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Promoting equality was the goal of this year's Construction Cup football tournament held at London's Wembley Stadium.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Waterman Group has won a contract to provide structural engineering on a development in London's Canary Wharf.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A Manchester-based construction company is building 29 new homes on the site of a former school in a West Lancashire village.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

London-based construction firm Decorean has completed the £6.5 million office-to-residential development of East Grinstead's Sussex House.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Construction firm Crest Nicholson Operations Ltd has been fined £800,000 after a contractor suffered life changing injuries when he was run over by a delivery vehicle while working on the Mulberry Grove housing development in Wokingham.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Bridge-building firm Mabey has clinched the gold award for employee health and safety for the fourth consecutive year.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A lack of available land is holding back housebuilding with two thirds of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) struggling to identify areas for development, new research reveals.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Construction contractor Balfour Beatty has been chosen to build Glasgow's new £21 million hospice.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Go Construct, the careers website launched just one year ago by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to attract more workers into the sector, has been shortlisted for a prestigious accolade at the Masters of Marketing Awards.

Monday, 19 September 2016

West Midlands-based engineering firm KV Welding Limited has been fined £10,000 after a 23-year-old Lithuanian worker required a skin graft after he sustained serious injuries when his arm became entangled in a drilling machine.

Friday, 16 September 2016

The construction of Somerset's £18 billion Hinkley Point C power station will provide a boost for the Welsh supply chain and "should be built with UK steel", says economy secretary Ken Skates.

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2016-09-01 11:53

Firms are embracing new methods of construction with a study revealing the majority have used innovative techniques in the last three years. Claire Cameron takes a look at what is on offer

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 Defibshop gives 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.

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