New appointments for HS2 delivery team

With just two years to go till construction is scheduled to start on the UK’s new north-south rail line, HS2 Ltd has moved to bolster its Programme and Strategy Directorate with two new senior appointments.

UK Green Building Council appoints new chief executive

The UK Green Building Council has appointed Julie Hirigoyen as its new chief executive. Hirigoyen is currently UK head of sustainability for international property consultants JLL.

FBE boosts board numbers

Forum for the built environment (fbe), a national networking organisation for professionals in the construction, property and development industry, has appointed a new director to lead the growth of its sister group, forum for tomorrow (fft).

New director for Devon and Cornwall division of Midas

The Midas Group has appointed a new director to lead its Devon and Cornwall division as the company continues to expand and manage multi-million pound developments across the region.

New Hire reinforces Tensar’s civil engineering team

Tensar International has strengthened its technical offering in the North of England, North Wales & Ireland with the appointment of area civil engineer, Matthew Malone.

Senior appointments at HSE

The Health and Safety Executive has announced two new director appointments.

Persimmon appoints new construction chief

The new construction director with a Peterborough-based builder says improving customer care will be one of his top priorities.

ESG expands its contaminated land team into Scotalnd

Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the inspection, compliance and geotechnical services provider, is expanding its Contaminated Land operations north of the border by appointing Neil Brown as principal environmental scientist.

BB appoints new chief executive officer

Balfour Beatty has announced the appointment of Leo Quinn as its new chief executive officer (CEO). Quinn will take up his new position and join the Board on 1 January 2015.

Mersey Gateway team strengthened

The Mersey Gateway Crossings Board has strengthened its professional team to support the construction phase of the iconic £1.86 billion Mersey Gateway Bridge project.

Government appoints chair of new infrastructure group

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury announced today that Dr Diana Montgomery, chief executive of the Construction Products Association, has been appointed to chair a new infrastructure Supply Chain Capacity and Skills group.

New man for Yorkshire’s Harris Construction

West Yorkshire based construction firm, Harris Construction Management has appointed Paul Taylor as Business Development Manager.

Parsons Brinckerhoff’s director elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Dr Steve Denton, Engineering Director of global engineering consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been elected as a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering.

Balfour boss jumps for Kier finance director job

Kier has poached Balfour Beatty regional construction director Bev Dew to become its new group finance director.

Wilmott Dixon man becomes Seddon's regional director

Builder and developer Seddon has appointed Eamonn Burns as a regional director for the Midlands to aid the company’s expansion in the region.

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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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