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Friday, 22 August 2014

Dr Richard Judge has been appointed chief executive of Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator. He will start at the Health and Safety Executive in November 2014.

Friday, 22 August 2014

The latests house-building statistics released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) show that the rate of UK house-building has risen significantly for the last five quarters in a row (since April 2013). This supports research by Deloitte that UK house-building is recovering faster than its European neighbours.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Eric Pickles has announced £850 million in funding to unlock the delivery of 200,000 new homes across the country.

Friday, 22 August 2014

A Housing Apprenticeship Standard has been launched to encourage more young people to choose a career in housing.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

The latest statistics published today show 36,230 new housing starts in England between April and June of this year, an increase of 18% on the same quarter last year.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Barr Construction has started construction on the site of the new Waitrose in Milngavie.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Project and construction management firm RISE has been appointed to manage the project delivery of the refurbishment of Modern Art Oxford.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Two Stoke-on-Trent brothers with little or no experience of building and construction work have been given prison sentences after they exposed workers to asbestos.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Planning consent has been granted for the new Lerwick Power Station which will improve electricity supplies on the Shetland Islands, Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing has announced.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The number of London boroughs should be slashed from 32 to just five in line with New York City to aggregate skills, improve efficiency and reduce costs in planning functions, a new report has argued.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Coastal Housing Group has acquired a 1.5 acre site from the Welsh Government for a £5.5m residential development on SA1 Swansea Waterfront which will not only create a range of affordable homes but also create training opportunities during construction.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Turner & Townsend has been appointed by Langham Hospitality Group to provide cost management, project management, and construction stage superintendent services for the lavish $30m revamp of its 98-room flagship hotel in Sydney.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Balfour Beatty has rejected Carillion’s offer for a third time, and will not seek an extension of tomorrow’s deadline.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

National building services provider Shepherd Engineering Services (SES) has been awarded the M&E contract on a £90m development at one of the most significant regeneration schemes in Central London.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Two million pounds of funding has been committed to a new programme that will address an increasing shortage of construction skills in the capital by providing training, work placements and the support to help 500 unemployed construction workers get back into work.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Treasury today confirmed it will guarantee bonds worth up to £48.5 million for the Speyside Biomass Power project located in Moray, Scotland.

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Features

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

2014-08-13 12:03

Roy Anderson, stairs technical manager at JELD-WEN, shares his top tips for keeping a loft conversion on track with the right staircase

2014-08-13 11:02

Increased investment from private developers is dramatically changing the student accommodation sector says Peter Stienlet, managing director of Patrick Parsons

2014-08-13 10:11

Peter Vinden, managing director of The Vinden Partnership looks at what the new construction minister should be doing for the UK sector

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