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Leadbitter acquisition gets the ok

The acquisition of Leadbitter from Heijmans NV by its management team and Bouygues has been approved by the European Commission competition authorities.

Howden reports strong results

Howden Joinery has produced strong financial results for 2010, it announced today.

Renew buys Amco

Contracting group Renew has bought rail and energy specialist Amco for £19.8m in cash, to expand its engineering operations.

UK economy goes into reverse

The UK economy suffered a unexpected 0.5% contraction in the last three months of 2010, much of which was blamed on heavy snow.

Construction starts fall 29% year on year

Construction project starts for the three months to December 2010 fell by 29% compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest Glenigan Index.

CJ Haughey Construction in administration

Specialist groundwork and concrete contractor CJ Haughey Construction has been placed into administration with the loss of 200 jobs.

Bodill & Sons enter administration

Nottingham-based Bodill & Sons (Contractors) has gone into administration, with the loss of 77 jobs.

Construction recovery to stall until 2013

The recovery in construction output experienced by the industry during much of 2010 will stall in 2011, according to the latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association.

Chandos Timber enters administration

Rochdale timber frame manufacturer Chandos Timber Engineering has gone into administration with the loss of a170 jobs.

Connaught’s auditors to be investigated

The conduct of Connaught plc’s auditors is to be investigated by the Accountancy & Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB) in connection with the events that led to the company going bust, it was announced yesterday.

Lowry Homes in administration

Salford housebuilder Lowry Homes and two other companies within the same group have been placed into administration.

Alway Silver is integrated into Rhead Group

Rhead Group has announced the integration of the Alway Silver Group of companies - the specialist consultants and training providers to the UK construction industry.

Balfour Beatty swoops on Rok

Rok administrator PwC has announced an agreement to sell parts of the construction and social house building division of the company to Mansell Construction Services, a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty.

Russell Construction goes into administration

Russell Construction has ceased trading and gone into administration with the loss of 30 jobs.

More redundancies at Rok

Administrators at Rok have made a further 1,800 staff redundant.

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Features

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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