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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Morgan Sindall and the University of Cambridge have appointed Shepherd Engineering Services (SES) to carry out M&E work on a new £40m Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) facility at the university.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Cowboy and incompetent builders are costing UK householders five times more than burglars, a survey by Trustmark is claiming.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The organiser of the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show and the Home Improvement Show says bringing the two events together at the NEC at the end of March helped bring about a 20% increase in visitor numbers.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sheffield-based building consultancy Monaghans has acquired a British-owned consultancy based in Paris as it sees a growing demand for its services both in the UK and abroad.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The cost of infrastructure is set to rise as the UK emerges from recession, the RICS is claiming, with tender prices forecast to outstrip cost rises over the next five years.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Unions have described the loss of nearly 100 jobs at a Doncaster company that was supplying aluminium frames to the construction industry as a “bitter blow”.

Monday, 7 April 2014

A vending machine company which had to abandon plans to start providing PPE vending machines to construction companies two years ago is now offering them food vending machines instead – and insists it can provide healthy food for the workforce.

Monday, 7 April 2014

A builder who broke his pelvis when he fell five metres through a roof has been made to pay £5,000 in a health and safety case that also saw his father and Cornwall Council being prosecuted.

Monday, 7 April 2014

The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) has agreed to a two-year pay deal that will see standard wages rise by 2.5% this year and 3.0% in 2015.

Monday, 7 April 2014

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has appointed Richard Beresford, currently head of the international division at the British Medical Association (BMA), as its new chief executive.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Willmott Dixon Partnerships has won a £64m contract to deliver responsive housing repairs across four areas in the Midlands for the next eight years.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Crossrail says its tunnelling operation is now three-quarters complete, after one of its five remaining tunnelling machines completed boring into Whitechapel Station last week.

Friday, 4 April 2014

House prices fell by 1.1% in March, according to the Halifax, although it says the average price over the past three months, which is more reliable, rose by 2.3% on the quarter before.

Friday, 4 April 2014

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) says the government must not allow an influential report calling for better design education in local councils to “gather dust on the shelf”, but must take action now.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Willmott Dixon is to become the latest major contractor to set up a scheme offering earlier payment terms to its regular sub-contractors.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Construction companies are being invited to take part in an anonymous bid cost survey by a management consultancy which is looking to update a survey it last did in 2003.

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Features

2014-04-08 17:23

Two award-winning plastering experts say much can be learned from the Apollo Theatre's ceiling collapse

2014-04-08 16:38

Fly ash has long been a mainstay in the construction industry. But is it threatened by the closure of some coal-fired power stations? Robert Carroll thinks not

2014-04-08 16:19

Innovation and working together are the key ingredients for house builders to meet zero carbon targets, says Darren Dancey

2014-03-26 14:20

More and more engineers are moving out to New Zealand for reconstruction work. What can they expect to find when they get there?

2014-03-26 14:17

We need new homes – but not on flood plains. Or can a compromise be sought? Tracy Hall considers the options

2014-03-26 14:13

Changes in standards on visual alarm devices (VADs) may prove a challenge, but they are worth it in the end, says Peter Regan

2014-03-24 10:40

Last week's Budget still poses some problems ahead, says Chris Scott

2014-03-24 10:13

Green credentials like BREEAM ratings are enough of a sway on their own to attract investors, a new report suggests

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