New business development manager for Develop Training

National construction training provider, Develop Training Limited (DTL), has increased its client service team with the appointment of Steve Armishaw as business development manager.

Business growth expert appointed as chairman

A north west construction firm is laying the foundations for an ambitious expansion drive with the appointment of a business growth expert as its first-ever chairman.

Wates Group boosts its specialist capabilities with Shepherd Engineering Services acquisition

Family owned construction and property services company, Wates Group, has boosted its technical expertise and specialist capabilities with the acquisition of Shepherd Engineering Services (SES)

Seddon strengthens housing team with new appointment

Builder and developer Seddon has strengthened its housing partnerships team with the appointment of a new development manager.

Turley strengthens Scottish planning team

Planning consultancy Turley has strengthened its Scottish planning team with the appointment of Blair Melville.

Ridgeons’ Jordan appointed to FMB’s East of England board

Ridgeons’ Dave Jordan has been appointed to the area board of the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) East of England region.

Senior appointment at Mulbury Homes

Housing developer Mulbury Homes has bolstered its technical expertise with the appointment of Lorna Senior.

New MD For Linden Homes

The new managing director of Linden Homes Chiltern is Adrian Sims, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry.

Hat-trick of new appointments for Peri to meet Scottish construction growth

PERI Ltd, supplier of falsework and scaffolding, has strengthened its northern sales team as activity and demand increases following growing industry confidence.

New director of construction, engineering and commissioning appointed at Tamar Energy

Tamar Energy has appointed of Chris Cooper as its director of construction, engineering and commissioning, as the company continues to build its national AD network.

Bevan Brittan appoints construction and engineering disputes partner

Law firm Bevan Brittan has appointed Marie-Claire O’Hara as a partner in its construction and engineering disputes team, based in the firm’s London office. Marie-Claire joins from Nabarro LLP.

So, just who is the housing minister?

Confusion reigns over the identity of the next housing and planning minister, following the appointment of Mark Francois MP to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

David Ball appointed honorary fellow of Institute of Concrete Technology​

David Ball, founder and chairman of David Ball Group, has been appointed as Honorary Fellow of Institute of Concrete Technology.

Patrick Parsons builds new team from the ground up

Multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm, Patrick Parsons, is building its Birmingham-based geo-environmental arm from the ground up with a new specialist team in place.

T&T hires new director for Belfast divisiion

Turner & Townsend, has appointed Colm Lavery as Director of project management and cost management services in its Belfast office.

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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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