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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Wates Construction has won a £16.9m contract to build the Hammersmith Academy in West London.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Crossrail has today appointed Martin Rowark as head of procurement.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Balfour Beatty has completed its acquisition of SpawMaxwell Company, the largest interior construction contractor in Texas and the sixth largest general contractor in Houston.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Galliford Try has acquired Cornwall-based housebuilder Rosemullion Property Company, and its subsidiaries trading as Rosemullion Homes, for £200,000.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Carillion Canada has won a £360m construction management contract with the City of Toronto to revitalise the Canadian city’s Union Station.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Twelve projects across England - from Darlington in the north to Plymouth in the south - have today been given the goahead to rebuild or refurbish secondary schools in their area as part of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF)programme.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Consultant May Gurney posted a 21% rise in first-half pretax profit today.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Sir Robert McAlpine has reached financial close on the second phase of Newcastle’s Building Schools for the Futureproject.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Interserve has won a £200 million facilities management (FM) contract with HSBC.

Monday, 30 November 2009

The Health and Safety Executive that a new statutory crane register will be introduced in April 2010.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Birse has been chosen by Bradford Council to develop its City Park project.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Three family members who ran a company supplying site staff to contractors have been jailed for a total of seven-and-a-half years for tax fraud.

Friday, 27 November 2009

British Precast is calling for a halt to multistorey timber frame building in urban areas after a major fire in Peckham, South London.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Bold new approaches are needed to raise the standard of new-build homes and unlock the “hidden market” for high quality housing in the UK, according to a new discussion paper from the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA).

Friday, 27 November 2009

Manchester City Council has appointed leading architects to carry out the first part of the transformation of the Town Hall.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Higgins Construction has won a £5.7m contract to build 65 new apartments in Southend-on-Sea.

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With female representation in the UK engineering sector the lowest in Europe more needs to be done to encourage women into the industry. Claire Cameron reports.

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