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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A multi-million pound project to redevelop St Mary’s Catholic College and Christ the King Catholic Primary School in Blackpool is complete.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Government’s ‘Builders Finance Fund’ is not helping the small house builders it was designed to assist, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

But more operational sites needed to deliver sustained increases in the number of new homes built.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Balfour Beatty’s UK and Ireland construction business has been awarded a £42 million contract to redevelop the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities at De Montfort University in Leicester.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Glenigan Index, which covers the value of projects starting on site during the three months to August, is 2% higher than a year ago - a 10% drop on the previous month - hampered by declines in public sector work and a dip in the commercial office sector.

Monday, 8 September 2014

The Chartered Institute of Building is launching a guide for MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates to highlight the strategic importance of construction to the UK economy.

Monday, 8 September 2014

A three-storey reinforced concrete frame has been torn down on a luxury new-build housing job in Hackney, East London.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Atkins has completed its acquisition of Nuclear Safety Associates, Inc (“NSA”), a 130 people engineering and technical services firm, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Unite Students has received resolution to grant planning approval for the development of a 0.8 acre site in Portsmouth city centre. The site will provide a home for 836 students and completion is anticipated in time for the 2016/17 academic year.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Construction companies in the Grampian area are being encouraged to attend a free event to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Companies from the construction industry and its associated trades are being invited to a mock trial to give their verdict on a fictitious health and safety prosecution.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Conlon Construction has completed a £2.3m project to extend and double the size of Trinity CofE Methodist Primary School in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, Lancashire.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland has announced the launch of its Passivhaus Tradesperson Course, enabling tradespeople to gain international accreditation for one of the world’s most efficient energy standards.

Friday, 5 September 2014

The Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant, was in Llandudno Junction today to see how Help to Buy - Wales is providing a boost for builders and aspiring home owners alike.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

A 17-year-old labourer from south-west London had a narrow escape after surviving a four-metre fall through a hole in a loft with only cuts and bruises.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Ed Lester, chief land registrar and chief executive of HM Land Registry, has today announced his intention to step down from both roles in the first half of next year.

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2014-09-24 09:46

Latest figures reveal that London accounted for a third of the total value of UK construction contracts in August, dominating across commercial & retail, residential and education sectors

2014-09-24 09:43

Should industry qualifications be comparable across EU member states? Kevin Blunden from the Chartered Association of Building Engineers discusses

2014-09-24 09:32

With the rest of the building market starting to catch up with the robust housing sector, Alan Hope - chief executive of the Midas Group - argues that the construction industry still has to work hard to win customers’ loyalty.

2014-09-10 13:03

Despite promising signs of a sustained construction-sector recovery, the mind-set of austerity endures. So how can designers and contractors make lean budgets go further? Paul Lonsdale, operations director at Styles&Wood, explains

2014-09-10 12:56

Jonathan Dore, from Kingspan looks at how rooflights can help warehouses pass the 2018 EPC challenge

2014-08-27 11:32

The first report into a £17m project to test how easily houses can be retrofitted with eco features suggests that much more than just the building fabric is at stake, says Peter Baber

2014-08-27 11:23

A new social media campaign, Born to Build, has been launched by the UK Contractors Group, Stephen Ratcliffe explains the aims of the campaign

2014-08-27 11:10

Sandra Brandon project communications campaign manager at the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency explains why van compliance is important

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