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Friday, 3 June 2016

Construction firm Clark Contracts has started work on a multi-million pound Lidl supermarket as part of a project to regenerate Craigmillar town centre in East Edinburgh.

Friday, 3 June 2016

A Warwick car park designed and built by construction firm Goldbeck has won the Best New Car Park accolade at the British Parking Awards.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Construction of the new Mersey Gateway crossing has boosted the North West's economy by £129 million, according to new figures.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

At a time when the UK buildings industry is under pressure to reduce construction waste by 70 per cent in order to meet the Government’s Construction 2025 strategy, Spaciotempo has demonstrated its environmental credentials after securing ISO 14001 accreditation.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Hard-pressed builders can overcome skills and materials shortages by making more use of offsite construction methods, according to a manufacturer of timber systems.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The National House Building Council has honoured 61 of the UK’s safest housebuilders for their outstanding dedication to health and safety.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Talent shortages rather than increased demand is behind the increase in bricklayers’ pay, according to research by One Way.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Young entrepreneur and Dragons' Den winner Jordan Daykin is urging fellow inventors who work in trade professions to turn their great ideas into reality by entering next month's Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA).

Friday, 27 May 2016

Bristol's City Hall has undergone an 18-month refurbishment as part of the council's programme to work more efficiently and significantly reduce its operational costs.

Friday, 27 May 2016

A total of 14,228 new homes were registered to be built in April – a 17 per cent rise on the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures from the NHBC.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

BAM Construction in the Midlands has been chosen to build a multi-million sport and life sciences facility at Birmingham City University.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Former tradesmen turned professional footballers Stuart Pearce, Dean Windass and Geoff Horsfield have gone head-to-head in a cement mixer skills test as part of the Fiat Professional Tradesman Challenge.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Having secured a number of UK and international projects over the next two years, Darlington-based Cleveland Bridge UK has returned to profit for the first time in four years.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Despite a skills shortage in the construction industry almost half of parents would not encourage their children to pursue a career in housebuilding, reveals new research.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Fears over Brexit and the ongoing skills shortage in the construction industry is pushing up wages with bricklayers in particular benefiting from rising demand, reveals a Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) survey.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Government’s new Building Information Modelling (BIM) mandate has created a technological divide in the industry, claims construction specialist Brendan Patchell of Morgan Sindall Professional Services (MSPS).

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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.

2016-04-29 14:32

With female representation in the UK engineering sector the lowest in Europe more needs to be done to encourage women into the industry. Claire Cameron reports.

2016-04-15 15:22

In January, the government announced a £1.2 billion starter home fund to prepare brownfield sites for new homes.

2015-11-18 13:20

Darren Evans, managing director at Darren Evans Assessment believes one way to solve the housing crisis could be right under our noses

2015-11-18 13:14

Paul Daynes, regional director, UK & Northern Europe at Newforma discusses how firms can stay competitive in the skills crisis

2015-11-18 13:00

Why the Government is Wrong to Backtrack on Zero Carbon Homes

2015-08-26 03:47

Andy Monteith, Baker Tilly’s head of construction looks at the difficult topic of bid management, or should that be bid mismanagement?

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