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Friday, 2 September 2016

With almost 20 per cent of firms having used drones, the construction sector is one of the top five industry's leading the way in the technology, new research has revealed.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Despite downturn in the UK construction sector continuing in August, it eased more than expected in the eighth month of the year with employment and confidence levels also improving slightly, new figures reveal.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Hertfordshire construction firm Montway Ltd has been fined £144,000 after a labourer suffered a fractured spine and spent two weeks in a coma when he fell five metres off a roof during demolition work in London.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

A team supported by engineering services company Briggs Equipment has helped raise £120,000 for Armed Forces charity, SSAFA after taking part in a 3,000 mile charity drive across Europe.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Robert Woodhead Ltd has completed a £295,000 classroom extension and refurbishment project at White's Wood Academy in Gainsborough.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is concerned that the government's proposed new apprenticeship levy will cut funding for construction apprenticeships by up to 30 per cent.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Knowsley Engineering Services Ltd has been been hit with a £30,000 fine after a worker sustained a fractured arm and serious wounds when he was struck by a metal structure during a lifting process involving a forklift truck.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Almost 80 per cent of electrical and building services firms say turnover increased or remained steady in the second quarter of 2016, according to new research from the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Warrington-based Caddick Construction has been awarded a £6 million contract to design and build a new car dealership for The Car People in the town.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The latest Government house building figures show that levels of new supply remain far below that needed to hit its ambition of one million homes by 2020.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Suicide kills six times as many construction workers as falling from heights, according to mental health volunteers.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Builders' merchants Buildbase has been named the new title sponsor for two Football Association (FA) competitions - the FA Trophy and FA Vase.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Twelve of the UK’s largest construction firms have pledged to use and encourage the adoption of the Constructionline service to assess consultants and material suppliers.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Four leading young people from electrical and building services firms will battle it out to be named Apprentice of the Year in the national final of the ECA Edmundson Electrical Awards 2016.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

The brick industry has slammed a report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Centre for Economics & Business Research (Cebr), which claimed the UK brick shortage has been a significant factor in rising house prices with 1.4 billion bricks needed to meet demand, as "misleading and damaging for the brick and construction industry".

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Following the green light to construct a multi-billion pound wind farm off the Grimsby coast, hydraulics specialist MGR Fluid Power is warning energy firms to schedule regular maintenance in order to avoid costly equipment failures.

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2016-09-01 11:53

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 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 Defibshop gives 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.

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