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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Balfour Beatty will sell its professional services division, Parsons Brinckerhoff, to WSP Global for a cash sum of £820 million.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Industry professionals have expressed doubt over the status of Government infrastructure plans, and the ability of mega projects such as Crossrail to drive employment opportunities.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

An Atkins designed innovation centre and campus hub at the University of Edinburgh has been granted planning permission.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Construction output in Britain grew at its fastest pace in seven months in August, boosting job creation but also putting strain on suppliers, industry data shows.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A new chair has been appointed lead the East Midlands Property Alliance (empa) an organisation which saves public sector bodies time and money on their built environment projects

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Eric Wright Construction, a division of the Eric Wright Group, has completed a £6.8m project to build a University Technical College (UTC) in Lillyhall, West Cumbria.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Almost 70% of UK construction firms are more optimistic about their future prospects than they were 12 months ago, says a survey of over 600 companies.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A pre-cladding system to seal a building for up to 12 months has been launched by Steni UK.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The UK’s networking group for property, development and construction professionals, fbe (forum for the built environment) has strengthened its national board with the appointment of a further two new regional directors.

Monday, 1 September 2014

A Hove-based firm has been fined after it flouted asbestos regulations and removed some of the dangerous material just three weeks after being refused a licence to carry out such work.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Building work has started on a flagship £14million retail development in Bagshot which will create hundreds of jobs for the area.

Monday, 1 September 2014

A Manchester construction firm has appeared in court over safety failings after a joiner was badly injured when he fell through a ceiling.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Thousands of homes across the capital are being made more energy efficient through Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s retrofit programme which has received a boost of almost £12 million.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Costain’s Matthew Garratt has joined the NEC Contract Board, an organisation which manages a family of contracts that promotes the implementation of sound project management principles and practices.

Friday, 29 August 2014

A West Midlands scaffolder has received a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation of £2,500, after a construction worker suffered a fractured skull when a pulley wheel fell seven metres and struck his head.

Friday, 29 August 2014

New figures released today by NHBC show that the number of new homes being registered across the UK remains slightly ahead of corresponding statistics for last year.

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Features

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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