Morgan Sindall poaches Balfour MD

Morgan Sindall has appointed former Balfour Beatty major projects boss Tony Dixon as managing director of its London and Aviation business.

Lincolnshire consultancy expands westwards

Buiding, civil engineering and structural steelwork consultancy Britcon has opened a new office in Wakefield in West Yorkshire – and appointed former ISG manager Ian Chapman to run it.

Construction recruiter expands

The upturn in the construction market has caused one recruitment agency specialising in the sector to move to new larger offices and double the size of its workforce covering the north of England.

Devonshire Homes brings in new technical manager

Devonshire Homes has appointed Jason Ledward, who previously worked for Galliford Try, as technical manager at its Tiverton head office.

TrustMark boss joins NEF board

TrustMark chairman Liz Male is among four people to have been appointed to the board of the National Energy Foundation (NEF) to strengthen is expertise.

Sheffield consultancy opens up in Paris

Sheffield-based building consultancy Monaghans has acquired a British-owned consultancy based in Paris as it sees a growing demand for its services both in the UK and abroad.

Medical man is new NFB head

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has appointed Richard Beresford, currently head of the international division at the British Medical Association (BMA), as its new chief executive.

Thomas Vale gets new chief executive

Craig Tatton, a senior manager with 25 years’ experience who recently joined Bouygues UK, has been named as the new managing director of its Thomas Vales subsidiary.

Morpheus takes on former Capita man

Alun Dawson has been appointed by London-based architecture practice and development management company Morpheus as head of development management.

Founder's daughter leaves Murphy Group

Caroline Murphy has stood down from the board of civil engineering company the Murphy Group, which her late father John Murphy founded.

Aggregate Industries takes on new head

Pat Ward has been promoted to be chief executive of Aggregate Industries in the UK as part of a boardroom reshuffle that also sees the departure of Bill Bolsover and former Tory cabinet minister Lord Fowler as non-executive directors.

Consultancy expands in Norwich

Building consultancy Ingleton Wood has expanded staff numbers at its Norwich office, with the creation of a building services and environmental design team.

SPIE takes on Rotary Southern's head

M&E and HVAC suplier SPIE UK has appointed Douglas Brash, previously managing director of Rotary Southern, as the new managing director of its building services business.

REC takes on new head and expands

Environmental consultancy REC has appointed a new managing director and opened a new office in Scotland as it continues its expansion.

Lovell appoints London manager

Lovell has appointed Richard Moore as contracts manager for the housing developer’s new-build, mixed tenure and regeneration housing business 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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