Redrow creates new role as it expands

Redrow has promoted its current Midlands managing director Matthew Pratt to the new post of regional chief executive with overall responsibility for four divisions covering the North of England and North Wales as well as the Midlands.

Ex BB Boss moves to Bovis

Bovis Homes has snapped up Ian Tyler, the former boss of Balfour Beatty, as its new chairman, to replace Malcolm Harris who is retiring.

Considerate Constructors takes on new directors

Rupert Perkins, contracts director for John Perkins Construction, and the Construction Client Group’s operations director Gren Tipper have both been appointed non-executive directors of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

BAM appoints new Scottish director

BAM Construction Scotland has appointed Steven Brady to the new post of preconstruction director.

NFB head to step down next year

National Federation of Builders (NFB) chief executive Julia Evans is leaving the organisation next year after eight years in the role.

Barratt West Midlands Expands Team With New Land Buyer

Housebuilder Barratt West Midlands has appointed a new Land Buyer as the demand for new homes in the Midlands continues to rise.

New CSO appointment for Carillion

Carillion has appointed a new chief sustainability officer in David Picton.

HS2 chairman to leave at year end

The chairman of HS2 will be standing down at the end of this year after helping to try to get the government’s hybrid bill on the scheme through parliament.

Lovell brings three more in in London

Housing developer Lovell has made three new senior appointments to its new-build residential business in London.

Morrison man among three new appointments for Miller

Scott Alexander, the former commercial director of Morrison Construction, has joined Miller Construction as area director for Scotland – one of three new appointments the company has made to its senior management teams.

Former AMEC man joins Mouchel

Simon Isherwood, a former business development director at AMEC, has been appointed business development director for Mouchel’s energy and environment division.

ISG appointment strengthens fit out team

ISG has strengthened its fit out business by appointing James Weekes as divisional director for its projects team.

Mouchel takes on new infrastructure services director

Mouchel has appointed Dr Chris Kearns as business development director to focus on local authorities for its UK-based infrastructure services business.

Former Severfield-Rowen boss joins Hare Group

William Hare Group, the global independent steel business with over 1800 employees throughout the UK, Middle East and Asia, has appointed, Tom Haughey to its Board, as a non‐executive director.

HSE takes on acting heads

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to make Kevin Myers acting chief executive when Geoffrey Podger leaves at the end of August.

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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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