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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Balfour Beatty, the UK’s biggest construction company, has called off £3 billion merger talks to create a super-contractor with rival Carillion after just seven days.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

BAM has secured preferred bidder status for four Hull and East Riding priority schools. The batch of schools, collectively valued at around £38 million, includes two secondary schools and two primary schools and together will provide learning spaces for 3,230 pupils.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Balfour Beatty has pulled out of talks with Carillion to create a UK super-contractor.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

A house builder and a scaffolding company have been fined after two bricklayers were hurt falling from an unsafe scaffold.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The first deal in the country to be completed under the public land initiative will see 109 new homes built on former railway land in Aintree.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A new £3 million fund will be available to councils across the country to get work started on new housing sites.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A new structure becoming known as the “great wall of Derby” has been completed as part of the project to deliver a new £10.8m sports centre at the city’s university.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

BAM is to build a £33 million residential care facility in Oxfordshire.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Labour Party’s proposed ‘Help to Build’ scheme, which would provide government guarantees for loans to SME house builders, has been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) as a means to help more small house builders enter the housing market.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A subcontractor who suffered a fractured spine while demolishing a temporary school classroom near Exmouth has been fined for safety failings that could have also put others in danger.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Caledonian Modular, part of the Caledonian Group, has started work on a £121 million Ministry of Defence (MoD) Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) contract for Hercules, a joint venture between Kier Group and Balfour Beatty.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Nearly 60% of UK construction site workers wrongly believe that their employers must have insurance in place to pay their salaries and medical benefits if they are off work.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Chartered surveyors have seen a rise in the number of transactions of commercial properties being sold with Permitted Development Rights (PDR) to be converted into residential properties, according to

Monday, 28 July 2014

Boris Johnson is launching a consultation on his London Infrastructure Plan 2050, which looks to addresses the question of how to provide Londoners with the homes, water, energy, schools, transport, digital connectivity and better quality of life that they will require.

Monday, 28 July 2014

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies has joined forces with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), to encourage FMB members into delivering renewable and low carbon measures through mutual support and discounts across a range of Academy courses.

Monday, 28 July 2014

The construction industry is feeling good about the future, shows a new survey, with more than 80% of respondents reporting a positive outlook for their business over the next 18 months.

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