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Monday, 20 March 2017

The best performing construction sites will be honoured by the Considerate Constructors Scheme at this year's 2017 National Site Awards.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Ex-footballer turned property developer Gary Neville has rejected rumours that he has shelved plans for a 700,000 sq ft development in Manchester, but admits proposals for St Michael’s "will be refined".

Friday, 17 March 2017

Carroll Build has scooped a prestigious health and safety award for its safe approach to roofing at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Safety in Roofing Awards.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Boosted by strong performances in infrastructure and housing, the value of UK construction contracts hit its highest figure for more than two years to reach £6.4 billion in February, the latest statistics reveal.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Philip Hammond has scrapped controversial plans to increase National Insurance tax for self-employed workers - a decision welcomed by those in the construction sector.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Almost half of construction workers lose sleep over their job with budget concerns, workload and client demands cited as the biggest worries, new research reveals.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Following the "worrying" news that a post-Brexit UK construction industry stands to lose more than 175,000 EU workers if Britain fails to retain access to the European single market, the sector "needs to pull together to find a solution," says Shraga Stern, director of Decorean.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Kier Construction Ltd has been fined £400,000 after a worker sustained serious injuries when he fell almost four metres from the third floor of a building.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Construction apprenticeship start ups have risen 25 per cent in the past two years to hit a 13-year high with almost 25,000 people signing up to a training course, new figures reveal.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

FM Conway has been awarded two highways services contracts worth £40 million by the London Borough of Newham.

Monday, 13 March 2017

The construction of HS2 is a "once in a lifetime civil engineering opportunity" and will open the door to generations of apprentices, says equipment rental firm A-Plant.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Bovis Homes is continuing talks with Galliford Try despite rejecting initial takeover bids from the construction company and fellow housebuilder Redrow.

Monday, 13 March 2017

SES Engineering Services has won a multi-million pound contract to provide Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) services for student accommodation at Manchester’s new Circle Square.

Friday, 10 March 2017

A special meeting of Haringey Council’s cabinet has confirmed the controversial appointment of Lend Lease as its preferred partner in a new joint venture development vehicle.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Clegg Construction has won a second multi-million pound contract with Cinnamon Care Capital to build a new care home in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Activity in UK construction slowed in January with the fall in output evidence of the sector's "fragile recovery", says Michael Thirkettle, chief executive of McBains Cooper.

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Features

2017-05-31 13:33

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 08:41

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 10:47

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 14:27

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 10:31

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 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

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