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Friday, 11 July 2014

A Suffolk builder has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 150 hours of community work for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Ipswich.

Friday, 11 July 2014

A Worcestershire construction company has been fined for neglecting safety after a 27-year-old worker sustained life-changing injuries when he was struck by a reversing excavator.

Friday, 11 July 2014

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has won a four-year framework contract by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) at the Dounreay nuclear site in Scotland.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Morgan Sindall has been appointed by Green Highland Renewables to deliver part of a 1MW hydro scheme near Achnasheen, Wester Ross some 43 miles from Inverness.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The UK construction sector faces an ever increasing level of risk and insurance is no longer considered a reliable safety net - according to research released today by law firm Weightmans LLP.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Galliford Try has bought the Miller Construction business from Miller Group Holdings for a total price of £16.57 million.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Bristol-based construction firm Midas Construction has started work on a dramatic £7.3million refurbishment of a landmark city centre building.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Housing and planning charity the Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA) has welcomed a proposed amendment to the Infrastructure Bill which lays the foundation for the delivery of high quality new communities.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The lstest halifax House price Index shows house prices in the latest three months (April-June 2014) were 2.3% higher than in the preceding three months (January-March 2014). House price change on this measure has now remained steady in a narrow range of 2.0% - 2.3% since June 2013.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The booming UK housing market is fuelling demand for builders but over 80% of UK home owners feel that hiring a tradesman is a frustrating experience.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Learning & Development (L&D) in the construction industry is key to retaining talent and overcoming the skills gap, shows a new study.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Housing associations and local authorities could build new affordable housing faster by prioritising offsite construction, according to Alex Goodfellow, group managing director at Stewart Milne Timber Systems.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Carillion has been named as the preferred bidder to expand Liverpool Football Club’s Main Stand and the associated public realm improvements.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has given its backing to a report on rural housing, but has called for updates to the planning system to be given more time to take effect.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Durham County Council's have granted planning permission for a student housing development at Sheraton Park, Neville's Cross, which will result in a £420k injection in development funding for the local community.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Class of Your Own (COYO), the UK’s pioneering provider of accredited learning programmes for the professional built environment, is seeking top industry specialists to share their expertise in the fir

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Features

2014-07-16 10:03

Mental health is one of the biggest threats to the wellbeing of business and society but still no-one’s really talking about it, says Holly Squire

2014-07-16 09:48

As part of a comprehensive risk assessment it falls to land and property owners to provide a safe and secure external environment, an important part of this being the management of trees as Mal Vickers, explains

2014-07-16 09:39

Since new guidance came out earlier this year, one often overlooked aspect of planning is tripping many “dead cert” developments up just at the finishing line says David Bridgewood

2014-07-01 15:08

Alastair Kerr, director general of the Wood Panels Industries Federation (WPIF) and spokesperson for the JOSB Done campaign, looks into the confusing world of wood

2014-07-01 13:27

Brian Morris, MD of sustainable building services design firm, BCM, writes about his company’s experience with Level 2 BIM and the implications of legislation on the future of the industry

2014-07-01 13:14

Joan Murray, explains why she thinks it’s crucial to encourage more young people, especially girls, to take up engineering and technical roles.

2014-06-18 12:38

Moving to cloud-based accounting software can transform the working lives of tradespeople, says Gary Turner

2014-06-18 11:39

When it comes to falls from height, the most commonly used safety solutions focus on stopping the fall in its tracks. But Darren Cooper, argues that emphasis needs to be placed on fall prevention to reduce injury rates

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