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Monday, 3 April 2017

Two Surrey contractors have been fined a combined total of £14,000 after unsafe asbestos work was carried out on a property in Leatherhead.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Stephen Kinsella has been appointed as director of accelerated construction at The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Friday, 31 March 2017

Coldmac Limited has been fined £6,000 after one of its workers lost two fingers while cleaning an asphalt mixer.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Developer, Wates Residential, has started work on the first 192 homes that form part of a flagship council development programme in Cardiff.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Three Manchester tower blocks originally built in the 1950s have beaten off international competition to win the accolade of best residential scheme in this year’s BREEAM Awards.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

As Prime Minister Theresa May officially triggers Article 50 signalling the start of the official process for the UK to leave the European Union (EU), the emphasis now must be on encouraging more homegrown talent into the construction industry, says the National Federation of Builders (NFB).

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Willmott Dixon has been named preferred bidder for a £46 million project to create a combined schools and leisure hub in Ponteland, north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Careers in construction is the theme of this year's Open Doors Week 2017 with Kier opening a record 40 of its sites to the public as the regional builder reaffirms its commitment to recruiting the next generation of workers to the industry.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Gloves to protect workers from dangerous vibration levels are being developed by Nottingham Trent University.

Monday, 27 March 2017

The £500 million investment in T-Levels announced in the Government's Spring Budget earlier this month is a "breath of fresh air" for the UK engineering sector, says Leeds-based contractor Lanes Group.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Laing O’Rourke has been fined £800,000 for inadequate supervision at Heathrow Airport after a worker was killed by a dumper truck driven by his brother.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Laing O’Rourke has won the contract to regenerate The Post Building in London.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Whistleblowers are being offered up to £100,000 by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for exposing price-fixing in construction.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Work has started to develop land at High Stakesby in Whitby, which was formerly owned by the Order of the Holy Paraclete, based at Sneaton Castle.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Liverpool-based Vinco Group has unveiled a new technology which it claims enables it to build a fully functioning family home in under 10 weeks – from foundation to handover of keys.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Around 2,000 construction jobs will be created if Government plans to build four new prisons in England and Wales are given the green light.

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Features

2017-05-10 11:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 15:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 11:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 10:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 11:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 17:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

2017-02-28 15:53

As part of an ongoing revamp, the Joint Contracts Tribunal has rolled out an updated suite of standard form construction contracts for Design & Build. John Cleaveley, partner and head of construction at Weightmans LLP, takes a look at the changes

2017-01-04 10:35

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

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