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Monday, 19 December 2016

NBS has launched its seventh National BIM Survey and the first since the Government's BIM Level 2 mandate came into force in April.

Monday, 19 December 2016

The Construction Youth Trust has received £8,000 from supermarket giant Tesco.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Vinci Construction has won a £39.1 million contract to build a new junction on the M20 in Kent.

Friday, 16 December 2016

GRAHAM Construction has started work on the £30 million Proton Partners cancer treatment centre in Reading.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Ashbrook Plant Hire has saved more than 250 jobs with the purchase of two Hewden depots in Warrington and Bangor.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Despite the number of construction projects in November slumping to an 11-month low, residential house building helped the total value remain stable with £2.1 billion worth of contracts, reveals the latest figures from industry analysts Barbour ABI.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

SPIE UK has been awarded a three-year Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) maintenance contract worth almost £450,000 with London's Design Museum.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Eric Wright Construction has completed a multi-million pound project to build two care home schemes in Stoke-on-Trent.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Nine out of 10 councils believe planning cuts will make it impossible to realise the Government's aim of building one million new homes by 2020, according to new research.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

North East developer Galliford Try Partnerships is supporting an excavation technique that reduces risks to workers and prevents underground pipes and cables from disruption.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Global consultancy Turner & Townsend has won its third major role for the construction of high-rise schools in Australia.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

About 18,000 people have signed up to local authority custom and self-build registers to exercise their Right to Build, according to research carried out by The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA).

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

ESH Build has broken ground on a new £2.5 million state-of-the-art STEM Centre at Northumberland College.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Despite a slowdown in overall construction output house building remained strong in October, which demonstrates the continuing importance of the sector on overall levels of activity, says Phil Harris, head of sales at BLP Insurance.

Monday, 12 December 2016

London-based construction companies Lifehouse (London) Ltd and Nu Space (Design) Ltd have been hit with fines totalling almost £50,000 after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found serious safety breaches on a double basement construction project.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Adrian Belton has resigned as chief executive of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) amid a Government review into the future role of the training board.

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Features

2017-01-04 09:35

As pressure mounts to achieve the government’s housebuilding objectives, the effective regeneration of brownfield land is becoming increasingly important. Builder & Engineer takes a look at the challenges of regenerating contaminated land

2016-12-30 09:15

New colour-coded system will see traditional helmet colour head out of site

2016-12-30 09:04

Building Information Modelling – or BIM as it is more commonly known – has become something of a buzz word for the construction sector since the Government launched its Construction 2025 strategy in 2011. Claire Cameron investigates why firms should be embracing the technology

2016-12-19 12:56

Keeping in contact with workers on site can be the difference between life and death. Stephen Westley, director at Global Mobile Communications, explains how the right rugged mobile device can increase productivity and act as a tool for verifying lone worker safety

2016-11-16 10:38

According to the UK Drone Usage Report 2016, the construction sector is one of the top five industry's leading the way in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with 17 per cent of firms having utilised flying robots to scope out work and monitor projects. Gary Wilson, founding partner of Fluxx engineering, discusses the growth of the digital technology

2016-11-08 10:09

Plant failure can be catastrophic for a business and the down time entails disruption to service and loss of revenue. Jamie Ross-Davies from Ideal Heat Solutions gives his advice.

2016-09-01 10:53

Firms are embracing new methods of construction with a study revealing the majority have used innovative techniques in the last three years. Claire Cameron takes a look at what is on offer

2016-08-03 09:20

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.

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