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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A pilot scheme, designed by Housing & Finance Institute chief executive Natalie Elphicke, has been launched to unblock the infrastructure hold ups that are delaying house building.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Dover District Council has chosen BAM Construction as its preferred contractor for the pre-construction phase of a £26 million leisure centre in Kent.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The UK's construction products manufacturing grew for the 15th consecutive quarter in the final three months of 2016 with the majority of construction manufacturers reporting higher sales, new research reveals.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Construction company M & L Installers Ltd has been fined £20,000 after a contractor suffered life changing injuries when he fell through an unguarded hole onto a concrete floor while fitting mezzanine flooring in Surrey.

Monday, 9 January 2017

With the cost of timber rising by 20 per cent since Brexit, two thirds of builders have seen an increase in material prices due to the falling value of the pound and this in turn is hitting the pockets of homeowners, new research reveals.

Friday, 6 January 2017

JCB has secured its second-highest-value order in its 71-year history with an £115 million deal to supply the United States Army with a fleet of machines.

Friday, 6 January 2017

A £7 billion fund to deliver affordable housing has opened for bids.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

BAM Construction has been selected to work with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on the modernisation of its research facilities.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Ibstock has become the first brick producer to achieve an excellent performance rating for responsible sourcing of construction products.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The construction division of The Premier Group has completed work on two Asda petrol stations in South Wales.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The chief executives of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and FM Conway along with the director of Aecom have been awarded in the New Year's honours.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Driven by residential and infrastructure work, there was a positive end to 2016 for the UK construction industry with output increasing at its fastest rate since March to hit an 11-month high in December.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

The Government has given the green light to the construction of thousands of new Starter Homes in 2017.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

ISG has been chosen as the preferred contractor to construct a £70 million biomedical hub at Imperial College London.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Crest Nicholson has been recognised for sustainable timber procurement and efforts to minimise deforestation with an A- award for its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Subcontractors in the construction sector write off more than £16,000 each per year due to unpaid work, according to a new industry report.

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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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