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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Some 36% of the UK’s construction workforce thinks the dominant management style within their organisation is negative, putting the UK’s economic recovery at risk.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched new guidance for architects and planners on designing for counter-terrorism.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Shopfitter Styles & Wood has reported a widening of its full-year pre-tax loss and warned that this year will be “equally challenging”.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

A Warrington plant-hire company has been fined £200,000 for health and safety failings that led to an employee falling five metres to his death.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

ISG is to build a new law school at the University of Hertfordshire’s de Havilland campus in a project worth £7.1m.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Contractors are being invited to bid for a 30-year £450m PFI deal to replace the existing Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Caithness Stone Industries has secured a multi-million pound contract to provide both building and specialist finished stone for the newAberdeen university library.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

MPs from opposite sides of the House of Commons have joined forces this week to call upon the Government to drop plans for the £23bn Severn Barrage on environmental grounds.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Construction union UCATT has welcomed key commitments in Labour’s manifesto launched yesterday.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Three concrete pools at the 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre are being tested with over 10 million litres of water, before being sealed and lined with 180,000 tiles.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Plans to build two 21-storey skyscrapers in north London have been given the green light by the London Borough of Islington.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Plans to build the world's first underground five star hotel at Hersham Golf Club in Surrey have been submitted.

Monday, 12 April 2010

UK brickmaker Michelmersh, the UK's fourth largest brick manufacturer, has now acquired Sussex-based Freshfield Lane Brickworks (FLB).

Monday, 12 April 2010

Renfrewshire Council has selected four firms to carry out its £149m housing programme.

Friday, 9 April 2010

A £1bn project which will see 4,000 new homes built on the site of the former Llanwern steelworks in Newport can go ahead after the signing of a legal agreement.

Friday, 9 April 2010

The proposedrevamp of the listed St David's Church in Holloway has received planning permission from the London Borough of Islington.

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2017-05-31 14:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 09:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

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

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