Mouchel beefs up infrastructure team

Mouchel's maritime business has made three senior appointments ahead of Mouchel Infrastructure Services plans to recruit 600 engineers and consultants by the end of this year.

Farebrother Build man moves to SPIE UK

Martin Wood, formerly director of construction at Farebrother Build, has joined the electrical and mechanical engineering services company SPIE UK as regional director for building services in its central region.

Shell exploration head joins Carillion

Shell’s vice president for exploration Ceri Powell is to join the board of Carillion as a non-executive director at the start of April.

Hilson Moran makes two new heads

Engineering consultancy Hilson Moran has promoted Andy Grint and Andrew Ashfield to the posts of divisional director.

CPA's Tebbit to move on

John Tebbitt, currently industry affairs director and deputy chief executive of the Construction Products Association (CPA) will be leaving the organisation in May to become manaing director of sound testing compliance company Robust Details.

SES appoints second regional director

Shepherd Engineering Services (SES) has appointed Tim Cunningham to be its second regional director in London and the South East.

United Utilities has new engineering head

Helen Samuels, currently managing director of CH2MHill’s European water business, has been appointed as the new engineering director for United Utilities.

SIPBuild makes new appointments

SIP supplier SIPBuild UK has promoted technical director Simon Hunt to the position of construction director.

New arrival quickly moves up to top job at Speedy

Mark Rogerson, who joined Speedy as chief operating officer in December, has been promoted to chief executive.

GB Group seeks to align with new appointment

Lisa Bowden, formerly of Shepherd Construction, has joined the GB Group as public sector director as the company aims to align its business to key industry sectors.

McCarthy & Stone takes on new head

Retirement apartment developer McCarthy & Stone has appointed Clive Fenton as its new chief executive five months after its successful £527m refinancing.

Ask's Knott joins Vita Ventures

Former Ask Developments chief executive Ken Knott has become a director of luxury city centre developer Vita Ventures.

Digital man is new BRE chairman

Chris Earnshaw, a former BT director who played a major role in switching the UK network from analogue to digital, has been appointed non-executive chairman of BRE.

Wardell Armstrong opens in Somerset

Environmental and engineering consultancy Wardell Armstrong has opened a new office in Taunton in Somerset, headed by newly recruited technical director Gareth Davies.

Record year for Fermacell

Building board manufacturer Fermacell says it broke all records in 2013 with a 24% rise in sq m volumes thanks in part to a strong performance from builders' merchants.

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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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