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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Housebuilders are delivering bigger homes with more bedrooms according to new analysis from the Home Builders Federation.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Carillion has started work on a £154 million state-of-the-art build-to-rent development in Manchester.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A health and safety awareness course aimed at small and medium-sized construction companies (SMEs) working on refurbishment projects will take place in Scotland next month.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The construction industry does not have the capacity to build the homes needed to address the housing crisis because of a lack of skills, the author of the Farmer Review has told a committee of MPs.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Construction work is underway to transform a former landfill site near Blunsdon in Swindon into a solar park.

Monday, 16 January 2017

A fall in turnover has forced family-run building and heritage restoration company Boshers (Cholsey) Limited to collapse.

Monday, 16 January 2017

With health and safety at the top of The Premier Group's new year resolution, the Swansea-based construction company has dedicated a workshop to behavioural safety and preventing onsite accidents and injuries.

Monday, 16 January 2017

A new report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) is calling for action to reverse the decline in SME housebuilders, arguing that they could deliver 25,000 new homes a year if ‘red tape’ was slashed.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Conlon Construction has started work on a £16 million project to transform the Lake District's Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa hotel into a world-class resort.

Friday, 13 January 2017

The construction industry may soon see an increase in electric commercial fleets after the Department of Transport invested more than £2 million into the trial of new technology for charging commercial vehicles.

Friday, 13 January 2017

The planning system is working in the interests of developers over councils and local communities, according to a new survey of councillors.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The A Proctor Group has expanded its commercial build sector sales team with two new appointments.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

While the construction industry is more optimistic about the economy than other sectors with almost three quarters of firms expecting to grow in 2017, the skills shortage remains a concern with a quarter of construction businesses struggling to recruit.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed the appointment of Lord David Prior as the Government's new construction minister.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Despite a year of "political, and sometimes, economic turmoil", the latest output figures show the industry - led by a nine-month high in house building - "remains robust", says Shraga Stern, director of London-based construction company Decorean.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Construction company Kier has secured more than £40 million in Government funding to build affordable homes over the next four years.

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Features

2017-03-21 09:31

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 10:55

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 16:20

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

2017-02-28 14:53

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 09:35

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

2016-12-30 09:15

New colour-coded system will see traditional helmet colour head out of site

2016-12-30 09:04

Building Information Modelling – or BIM as it is more commonly known – has become something of a buzz word for the construction sector since the Government launched its Construction 2025 strategy in 2011. Claire Cameron investigates why firms should be embracing the technology

2016-12-19 12:56

Keeping in contact with workers on site can be the difference between life and death. Stephen Westley, director at Global Mobile Communications, explains how the right rugged mobile device can increase productivity and act as a tool for verifying lone worker safety

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