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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

A 115 metre- tall red steel tower designed by artist Anish Kapoor and structural engineer Cecil Balmond has been unveiled as the artistic centrepiece of the 2012 Olympic Park.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Government approval has been given for a £17m scheme to build the country’s first engineering academy for teenagers.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Morgan Est, an infrastructure services business of Morgan Sindall, has been selected by power company E.ON for a 10-year framework worth an estimated £500m.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

May Gurney, the infrastructure services company, is trading in line with market expectations on the back of a bagful of new contract wins.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Jamie Pert, joint Managing Director of Montrose-based building firm Pert-Bruce Construction, has been elected the new President of the Scottish Building Federation.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

The worst could be over for the UK's battered construction industry, new figures show.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Balfour Beatty has announced that its specialist concession, Balfour Beatty Fire and Rescue, has been appointed as preferred bidder for a PPP contract valued at approximately £47m by North West Fire and Rescue Services to upgrade 16 fire stations in the North West of England.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

The administrator for rail infrastructure specialist, Jarvis has announced 1,100 redundancies.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Property developers have hit out at the latest planning intervention by Prince Charles over plans to redevelop part of StPaul’s Cathedral.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Last week the Government’s health and safety minister saw first-hand how an Essex construction firm is improving safety on site by getting employees to do their bit.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Balfour Beatty has won Hartlepool Borough Council’s £100m Building Schools for Future contract.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The 12,000 seat London 2012 Basketball Arena is coming out of the ground on the Olympic Park with the first of twenty 10-storey high steel arches already lifted into place.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

VolkerHighways has won a contract from Greenwich Council to regenerate two public squares in Woolwich town centre.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

{related}RenewHoldings,schools{/related]Renew Holdings has won a £44m contract to build a campus for Kirklees College in Huddersfield.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Engineering and project management specialist Amec has acquired UK-based environmental and engineering consultancy Entec Holdings from its owner-managers and investors, Growth Capital Partners, for an initial cash consideration of £61.2m.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

A former industrial docks in Cornwall is to be transformed into a "world class" marina and eco-town.

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2017-05-10 11:47

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

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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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