iWS Group secures 45 Millharbour project

iWS Group has been appointed as construction manager to procure and manage the basement construction, piling and concrete works at 45 Millharbour, Isle of Dogs. The project is worth an estimated £40m in construction costs.

Atkins targets Middle East with MD appointment

Atkins has appointed a new managing director for its Power business as part of the company’s strategic aims to further expand its energy capability, with a particular focus in the Middle East.

Construction Alliance appoints new chair

A new chair has been appointed lead the East Midlands Property Alliance (empa) an organisation which saves public sector bodies time and money on their built environment projects

Fbe appoints two new directors

The UK’s networking group for property, development and construction professionals, fbe (forum for the built environment) has strengthened its national board with the appointment of a further two new regional directors.

Costain man joins NEC Contract Board

Costain’s Matthew Garratt has joined the NEC Contract Board, an organisation which manages a family of contracts that promotes the implementation of sound project management principles and practices.

HSE appoints new chief executive

Dr Richard Judge has been appointed chief executive of Britain’s workplace health and safety regulator. He will start at the Health and Safety Executive in November 2014.

Ben Bailey Homes appoints regional construction manager

Housebuilder Ben Bailey Homes has appointed Andy Gladwin to the role of area construction manager.

ISG appoints East regional director

ISG has strengthened its senior construction management team with the appointment of Liam Duffy as regional director for its East business.

First female president leads RICS team

Louise Brooke-Smith has become the first female president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in the Institution's 146 year history.

GRAHAM Construction appoints Gary Hughes as new regional director

As part of their continued growth in the North of England GRAHAM Construction has announced the appointment of Gary Hughes as regional director.

Amey backs Scottish Apprenticeship Week with promise of 120 posts

Road maintenance contractor Amey has marked the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week by committing to take on 120 apprentices in Scotland over the next two years.

Private equity professional joins BRE

A private equity professional with experience of advising over 20 companies as a board member has joined the board of BRE as a non-executive director.

CITB takes on publishing man

CITB has completed the reorganisation of its executive team with the appointment of a man with a publishing background as its commercial director.

Speedy's international problems hit profits

Full-year revenue at Speedy Hire has risen by 2.9% to £349.7m, but a £4.3m loss made by its scandal-hit international business has caused pre-tax profits to fall by 4.6% to £14.6m.

Midas promotes Bristol manager to oversee the region

Bristol-born Jamie Harwood has been promoted to become Operational Director for Midas Construction’s Wessex and Wales division just five months after joining the company.

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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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