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Monday, 1 August 2016

Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight could be about to transform the construction industry.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Building firm Beard has started work on a major extension of Guildford County School which will enhance the learning environment and help alleviate the shortage of secondary school places in the local area.

Monday, 1 August 2016

North Lincolnshire Council’s Planning Committee has given the go-ahead for phase two of £1.3bn Lincolnshire Lakes development.

Friday, 29 July 2016

The number of new homes registered for construction in the UK hit a nine-year high in the second quarter of 2016, new figures reveal.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Construction work has started on Liverpool Housing Trust’s £13.6 million programme to build homes for affordable rent and shared ownership sale across Merseyside.

Friday, 29 July 2016

The building of the £18 billion Hinkley Point power station in Somerset has been thrown into doubt after the government decided to put the project on hold, just hours after developer EDF had given it the go-ahead.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

The first computer-generated images of a £200 million redevelopment of the Jackson Row area of Manchester have been unveiled by former footballer Gary Neville, who says around 300 construction jobs will be created if the scheme is granted planning permission later this year.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Atkin Trade Specialists is celebrating a double success after winning a leading industry award and increasing its turnover by a quarter.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Building a Northern Powerhouse remains a "key Government priority", ministers have said.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Home Group has secured a multi-million pound land deal to build almost 350 new family homes in North Yorkshire.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

For a sixth consecutive year Turner & Townsend has increased its turnover with the global consultancy firm recording a rise of eight per cent and reporting pre-tax profits of £30 million - a figure that has almost tripled in five years.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Tata Steel has been fined almost £2 million after two workers suffered serious hand injuries in separate machinery accidents at its Corby plant.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

It has been a record turnover year for GRAHAM with the construction firm announcing it passed the half billion pound mark in 2015/16.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

A total of 15 industry-led projects have received a cash boost in the latest round of funding by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Monday, 25 July 2016

Ashe Construction has completed the first phase of a £800,000 refurbishment project at Murray Park School in Derby.

Monday, 25 July 2016

To help deliver several multi-million pound housing contracts, national housebuilder Keepmoat is set to offer construction sub-contractors and suppliers in Essex, Kent and London long-term development work as it increases its market share in the South East.

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Features

2016-08-03 10:20

In the wake of the vote to leave the EU, the potential impact of Brexit on development needs to be considered, specifically in terms of environmental regulations and State aid, as well as the possible impact on UK infrastructure projects, in particular the proposed Heathrow expansion and Hinkley Point C, says Mark Northey, a partner in the projects team at Ashfords LLP.

2016-07-25 10:35

The UK has an ageing population – effectively, this means that for the first time ever there are more people of pensionable age than children under the age of 16 in this country.

2016-07-05 10:05

Defibrillators located on construction sites can save your life. Rosa Mitchell from independent supplier Defibshopgives her advice.

CONSTRUCTION workers are often faced with a multitude of dangers at work, from the risk of electrical hazards to excavation and trenching accidents.

2016-07-01 10:06

Claire Cameron investigates the topic of daylighting and how the use of windows and rooflights can help bring sunlight into buildings all year round.

WITH increasing energy costs and concerns about global warming, the use of windows and rooflights to bring sunlight indoors is gaining momentum as more people look to natural sources to save money and the environment.

2016-06-28 12:48

Within days of the announcement of the Brexit vote, we’ve seen major construction company stocks crash by almost a quarter, says Chris Ingram, managing director of Cornish-based underfloor heating specialists Continental Underfloor.

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.

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