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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The National House Building Council has honoured 61 of the UK’s safest housebuilders for their outstanding dedication to health and safety.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Talent shortages rather than increased demand is behind the increase in bricklayers’ pay, according to research by One Way.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Young entrepreneur and Dragons' Den winner Jordan Daykin is urging fellow inventors who work in trade professions to turn their great ideas into reality by entering next month's Travis Perkins Innovation Awards (TPIA).

Friday, 27 May 2016

Bristol's City Hall has undergone an 18-month refurbishment as part of the council's programme to work more efficiently and significantly reduce its operational costs.

Friday, 27 May 2016

A total of 14,228 new homes were registered to be built in April – a 17 per cent rise on the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures from the NHBC.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

BAM Construction in the Midlands has been chosen to build a multi-million sport and life sciences facility at Birmingham City University.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Former tradesmen turned professional footballers Stuart Pearce, Dean Windass and Geoff Horsfield have gone head-to-head in a cement mixer skills test as part of the Fiat Professional Tradesman Challenge.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Having secured a number of UK and international projects over the next two years, Darlington-based Cleveland Bridge UK has returned to profit for the first time in four years.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Despite a skills shortage in the construction industry almost half of parents would not encourage their children to pursue a career in housebuilding, reveals new research.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Fears over Brexit and the ongoing skills shortage in the construction industry is pushing up wages with bricklayers in particular benefiting from rising demand, reveals a Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) survey.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Government’s new Building Information Modelling (BIM) mandate has created a technological divide in the industry, claims construction specialist Brendan Patchell of Morgan Sindall Professional Services (MSPS).

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Construction Industry Training Board will join forces with Build UK next month for a week of exclusive, behind-the-scenes events at some of the best building sites across the country.

Monday, 23 May 2016

A window fitting company and the principal contractor at a Bournemouth construction site have been hit with a combined £30k fine for safety failings after a worker was injured following a fall while installing glazed units.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Salterns Marina in Poole is set for a £100 million upgrade after the council gave property consultant Richard Carr’s plans the go-ahead.

Monday, 23 May 2016

More than 80 per cent of bosses of small construction firms will base their decision to remain or leave the EU on their broader personal beliefs instead of their business interests, according to a new poll.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Laing O’Rourke will lead the construction of the £178 million extension of intu Watford shopping centre.

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Features

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.

2016-04-29 14:32

With female representation in the UK engineering sector the lowest in Europe more needs to be done to encourage women into the industry. Claire Cameron reports.

2016-04-15 15:22

In January, the government announced a £1.2 billion starter home fund to prepare brownfield sites for new homes.

2015-11-18 13:20

Darren Evans, managing director at Darren Evans Assessment believes one way to solve the housing crisis could be right under our noses

2015-11-18 13:14

Paul Daynes, regional director, UK & Northern Europe at Newforma discusses how firms can stay competitive in the skills crisis

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