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Monday, 12 December 2016

After more than 20 years at the helm of Speller Metcalfe, Andy Metcalfe has announced that he will retire as joint owner of the UK-based construction company in 2018.

Friday, 9 December 2016

An extra £32 million has been added to the Government's £140 million fund to regenerate deprived housing estates, ministers have announced.

Friday, 9 December 2016

A topping out ceremony has been held to mark the completion of the main structure of The Copyright Building in London.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Despite a strong end to the year with activity in the sector rising at its fastest rate since March, construction companies remain cautious going into 2017, says D-Drill managing director Julie White.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Construction giants BAM Nuttall Limited, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd and Keir Infrastructure face prosecution from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after one worker was killed and two more were seriously injured during the construction of London's Crossrail railway tunnel.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

O’Brien Contractors has been appointed to work on the revamp of KKR and Quadrant Estates’ Gallagher Retail Park in Wednesbury.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

A Merseyside landlord offered housing minister Gavin Barwell a glimpse into the future of housebuilding during a site visit to Belle Vale where it’s assembling new factory-made modular homes.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Britain’s builders are missing out on work because they are failing to answer their phone calls, and are letting them go through to voicemail instead, according to a new report from telephone answering service, Moneypenny.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

A Northallerton construction company has been fined after a worker suffered a facial injury from a crowbar while working on a hotel in Durham.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The value of planned investment in infrastructure has grown by more than £37bn since the spring to top £500bn, according to new figures.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Business activity and new work for construction firms increased at the fastest pace since March during November, although cost inflation rose at the steepest rate since 2011, according to new research.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Transport for Greater Manchester has retained MPact Thales (MPT) and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff to deliver the extension of the Metrolink tram system to the Trafford Centre.

Monday, 5 December 2016

To support a management buyout, midlands-based Bracknell Roofing has received £2 million from specialist lender Aldermore.

Monday, 5 December 2016

GRAHAM Construction has been selected to develop two new health facilities for NHS Grampian within its Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Turner & Townsend has won the contract to fit out the new German consulate in Cape Town, South Africa.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Conlon Construction has completed work on two school refurbishment projects worth almost £7 million in Lancashire.

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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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