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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.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Wolseley has become an official supporter of the Get Britain Building campaign.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has appointed David Morley Architects to design the temporary Water Polo venue for the London 2012 Games.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Everton FC’s plan to build a 50,000-seat stadium in Kirkby has been rejected by Government.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Shepway District Council in Kent has awarded Morrison a 10 year repair and maintenance contract, worth around £3m a year.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A range of temporary measures to keep passengers moving at West Ham station during the London 2012 Games have been given planning permission, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

In the aftermath of what is being described as "a once-in-a-millennium event" and with continuing heavy rainfall still forecast, CIRIA is offering free guidance as huge clean-up operations gets underway.

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