Ex Balfour boss to lead Laing O'Rouke Scotland

Balfour Beatty has announced a new appointment to the Group’s operations in Scotland.

Story Homes appoints new head of land

Housebuilder Story Homes has appointed a new head of land to drive its land acquisition strategy in the North West of England.

Mulbury Homes builds up construction team

Specialist housing developer Mulbury Homes has strengthened its construction team with the appointment of experienced site manager Jason Dandy.

Jefferson Sheard grows team

Jefferson Sheard has welcomed new additions to its team in the Sheffield and Peterborough offices as a result of securing new commissions in England and Northern Ireland.

Trio of senior appointments at Harbur Construction

Manchester-based Harbur Construction has bolstered its team with the addition of three senior staff.

Apprentices hired to work on Mersey Gateway Project

Merseylink has hired six apprentices to work on the iconic Mersey Gateway Project.

Major expansion for South East construction firm

The Midas Group’s Southern division has expanded into new premises following a successful recruitment drive and a record-breaking year of trading.

Construction lawyer joins Watson Burton

Penny Tate, who has more than 15 years’ experience working on high profile, high-value construction and infrastructure projects, will significantly strengthen the offering of the construction and engi

Forrest appoints Balfour man to lead house building

Balfour Beatty’s Neil Ashworth has joined contractor Forrest to the newly-created role of head of new build housing.

New chief inspector of construction for HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed its new chief inspector of construction.

Terence O’Rourke makes senior appointments

Planning consultancy Terence O'Rourke has made two senior level appointments amidst a continuing upturn in business.

TIMco builds team in Ireland

TIMco has appointed two new area sales managers to further support its growing customer base and to service the demand for its increasing range of products.

New MD for T&T to drive growth in Australia

Turner & Townsend have appointed a new managing director for its Australia business. Anooj Oodit, who previously led the firms UK infrastructure commercial services team, will be responsible for our strategic direction and growth across our core sectors in the region.

Balfour hires £400K-a-year finance boss

Balfour Beatty has appointed of Philip Harrison as chief financial officer. He will take up his new position and join the Board later in the year.

Institution of Structural Engineers elects honorary fellows

The Institution of Structural Engineers has elected three new Honorary Fellows during a ceremony at the Institution’s new International Headquarters in London.

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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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