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Friday, 29 August 2014

Costain’s Matthew Garratt has joined the NEC Contract Board, an organisation which manages a family of contracts that promotes the implementation of sound project management principles and practices.

Friday, 29 August 2014

A West Midlands scaffolder has received a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation of £2,500, after a construction worker suffered a fractured skull when a pulley wheel fell seven metres and struck his head.

Friday, 29 August 2014

New figures released today by NHBC show that the number of new homes being registered across the UK remains slightly ahead of corresponding statistics for last year.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

A solar-powered house in Leicestershire is performing better than expected, according to an interim report into the effectiveness of its energy system.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s planning committee has given the green light to 850 new homes at Bradwell.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The chief executive of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Andy Rose, visited Freeman’s Reach recently to review progress of the regeneration of Durham City’s Riverside.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Two construction companies have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured in a fall at a site near Canterbury in Kent.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The team behind the low-carbon Enterprise Centre at The University of East Anglia have completed a key construction milestone with the use of locally sourced lumber for the building’s timber frame.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Unite, has called upon the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) newly appointed chief executive Dr Richard Judge to make UK workplaces healthier and safer.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The director of a Stockport-based building firm has been fined after the health of workers was put at risk for more than three months.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Dr Richard Judge has been appointed chief executive of Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator. He will start at the Health and Safety Executive in November 2014.

Friday, 22 August 2014

The latests house-building statistics released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) show that the rate of UK house-building has risen significantly for the last five quarters in a row (since April 2013). This supports research by Deloitte that UK house-building is recovering faster than its European neighbours.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Eric Pickles has announced £850 million in funding to unlock the delivery of 200,000 new homes across the country.

Friday, 22 August 2014

A Housing Apprenticeship Standard has been launched to encourage more young people to choose a career in housing.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

The latest statistics published today show 36,230 new housing starts in England between April and June of this year, an increase of 18% on the same quarter last year.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Barr Construction has started construction on the site of the new Waitrose in Milngavie.

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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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