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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed the appointment of Lord David Prior as the Government's new construction minister.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Despite a year of "political, and sometimes, economic turmoil", the latest output figures show the industry - led by a nine-month high in house building - "remains robust", says Shraga Stern, director of London-based construction company Decorean.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Construction company Kier has secured more than £40 million in Government funding to build affordable homes over the next four years.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A pilot scheme, designed by Housing & Finance Institute chief executive Natalie Elphicke, has been launched to unblock the infrastructure hold ups that are delaying house building.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Dover District Council has chosen BAM Construction as its preferred contractor for the pre-construction phase of a £26 million leisure centre in Kent.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The UK's construction products manufacturing grew for the 15th consecutive quarter in the final three months of 2016 with the majority of construction manufacturers reporting higher sales, new research reveals.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Construction company M & L Installers Ltd has been fined £20,000 after a contractor suffered life changing injuries when he fell through an unguarded hole onto a concrete floor while fitting mezzanine flooring in Surrey.

Monday, 9 January 2017

With the cost of timber rising by 20 per cent since Brexit, two thirds of builders have seen an increase in material prices due to the falling value of the pound and this in turn is hitting the pockets of homeowners, new research reveals.

Friday, 6 January 2017

JCB has secured its second-highest-value order in its 71-year history with an £115 million deal to supply the United States Army with a fleet of machines.

Friday, 6 January 2017

A £7 billion fund to deliver affordable housing has opened for bids.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

BAM Construction has been selected to work with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on the modernisation of its research facilities.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Ibstock has become the first brick producer to achieve an excellent performance rating for responsible sourcing of construction products.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The construction division of The Premier Group has completed work on two Asda petrol stations in South Wales.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The chief executives of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and FM Conway along with the director of Aecom have been awarded in the New Year's honours.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Driven by residential and infrastructure work, there was a positive end to 2016 for the UK construction industry with output increasing at its fastest rate since March to hit an 11-month high in December.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

The Government has given the green light to the construction of thousands of new Starter Homes in 2017.

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Features

2017-01-04 09:35

As pressure mounts to achieve the government’s housebuilding objectives, the effective regeneration of brownfield land is becoming increasingly important. Builder & Engineer takes a look at the challenges of regenerating contaminated land

2016-12-30 09:15

New colour-coded system will see traditional helmet colour head out of site

2016-12-30 09:04

Building Information Modelling – or BIM as it is more commonly known – has become something of a buzz word for the construction sector since the Government launched its Construction 2025 strategy in 2011. Claire Cameron investigates why firms should be embracing the technology

2016-12-19 12:56

Keeping in contact with workers on site can be the difference between life and death. Stephen Westley, director at Global Mobile Communications, explains how the right rugged mobile device can increase productivity and act as a tool for verifying lone worker safety

2016-11-16 10:38

According to the UK Drone Usage Report 2016, the construction sector is one of the top five industry's leading the way in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with 17 per cent of firms having utilised flying robots to scope out work and monitor projects. Gary Wilson, founding partner of Fluxx engineering, discusses the growth of the digital technology

2016-11-08 10:09

Plant failure can be catastrophic for a business and the down time entails disruption to service and loss of revenue. Jamie Ross-Davies from Ideal Heat Solutions gives his advice.

2016-09-01 10:53

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 09:20

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.

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