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Monday, 9 February 2015

Civil engineering contractor, O’Brien has won a hat-trick of high-profile projects valued in the region of £7m.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Women will make up a quarter of all workers in the UK construction industry by the end of this decade – a proportion that could grow even further given the right cultural change – according to new research from global specialist recruiter Randstad CPE.

Friday, 6 February 2015

A Suffolk building company has been fined after removing asbestos insulation board without a licence and failing to protect its workers from falls of up to four metres at a farm building in Waltham, Essex.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Over a third (35%) of small and medium sized businesses in the UK construction sector say they believe the high-speed rail project, HS2, will have a positive effect on their business.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

SMEs from around the UK are being invited to meet with the procurement consortium Fusion21 to work on projects worth an anticipated £200 million.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A house building firm has been sentenced after a joiner suffered serious injuries when he fell five metres from the second floor of a new development in Cheshire.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Two subcontractors have been handed eight-month prison sentences, suspended for 18 months, after a worker was killed when part of a 33-tonne metal barge he was dismantling collapsed on top of him.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

A building firm and its owner have been sentenced at Preston Crown Court, following an incident in 2011 where a man died as a result of falling through a roof.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A new report predicts that digital infrastructure projects in the UK could experience a number of consequences due to a shortage of skilled engineers.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Paisley-based Barr Construction has been awarded the £20 million contract to build Irvine’s new leisure centre, creating a single venue for sports, cultural events and exhibitions in the centre of the Ayrshire town.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The government is bringing in tough new laws and bulking up existing codes of practice to tackle the issues of late payment.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The global programme management and construction consultancy Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide masterplanning, procurement strategy and risk management services for the development of the new three-runway system (3RS) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

A Bridgend engineering company has been prosecuted after an employee’s hand was crushed in an unguarded hydraulic press.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Declining levels of new civil engineering activity has dragged construction output into negative territory for the second time in three months, according to the latest figures from industry analysts Glenigan.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

A leading construction firm and a concrete contractor have been fined after a metal frame collapsed at a site in Birmingham, knocking two workers from scissor-lift platforms.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Construction output is forecast to increase 5.3% in 2015 and 17.8% by 2018 according to the latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association, but growth is expected to slow in the medium-term due to election uncertainty and capacity constraints.

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2015-02-24 12:16

The construction industry’s reluctance to use digital technology is retrogressive and unrealistic… but things are starting to change, says Benjamin Dyer of Powered Now

2015-02-24 12:13

Tracey Jackson from Howells Patent Glazing says the firm is aiming high when it comes to the year ahead

2015-02-11 11:54

Gillian Econopouly, head of policy and research at CITB believes more still needs to be done to address the skills shortage

2015-02-11 11:49

Judy Ashcroft from Re:allies looks disposal issues currently facing the sector

2015-02-11 11:44

Investing in careers can help prevent talent from going elsewhere says Kirstin Donohue of Connect

2015-01-28 13:11

Ian Wakelin, CEO of Biffa, looks at the construction sectors' approach to waste

2015-01-28 12:56

Is HS3 all it's cracked up to be? Lee Wagstaff of Thornton and Lowe finds out

2015-01-28 12:40

Steve Farmer, CEO at Mabey Hire discusses the need for investment and high hopes in the construction and engineering industry

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