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Friday, 5 May 2017

Bristol-based Solarjen Limited has been fined £250,000 after a 49-year-old worker sustained serious injuries when he fell more than 3.5 metres through a void in a roof.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

With the construction sector facing a skills crisis, the North West Skills Academy is urging firms in the region not to miss out on their last chance to secure European funding for training.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Residential building activity rose to a four-month high and civil engineering projects grew for the second consecutive time as the construction sector recorded its biggest monthly output rise of 2017 in April.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The next Government must ensure the construction sector has enough skilled workers post-Brexit or its housing and infrastructure manifesto pledges will be redundant, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

GRAHAM Construction has won a contract to build 270 apartment in Salford Quays.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

If the Government wants to fix the broken housing market then it must foster greater competition and end the dominance of the big housebuilders, a new report has argued.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

With a total project value of more than half a million pounds, Manchester-based contractor Artez continues to grow its interiors arm after completing three refurbishments across the North West.

Friday, 28 April 2017

The UK’s construction industry grew by more than a third in the first three months of 2017, new figures reveal.

Friday, 28 April 2017

With more than 42,000 registrations, the number of new homes in the UK hit a 10-year high in the first three months of 2017 as all 12 regions saw growth for the first time in seven years, new figures reveal.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

As a result of recent developments and new commercial opportunities, Dave Kieft believes there is significant potential for business growth in the engineering services sector.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

A £500 million mixed-use development next to Reading Football Club’s Madejski Stadium has been approved.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Unite union has warned workers' lives are being put at risk after an investigation revealed the number of frontline health and safety inspectors has been reduced by a quarter over the past seven years.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Bloor Homes apprentice Jake Newbold-Shankland will compete in the national final of the Guild of Bricklayers competition after taking first place in the West Midlands' regional contest in Birmingham.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Clegg Construction has completed a new £6.2 million headquarters for OE Electrics Limited, which will see the Wakefield-based power and data solutions company create more than 140 jobs in West Yorkshire.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

CMF Ltd has been fined more than £200,000 after a 31-year-old sub-contractor was crushed to death while working on London's Frances Crick Institute project more than three years ago.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Despite growing concerns over the cost of labour and materials, small construction firms enjoyed rising workloads in the first three months of 2017, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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Features

2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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