Economic boost for South Bristol as Filwood Green Business Park opens

A £12m Green Business Park designed to boost economic prosperity and create hundreds of jobs in South Bristol was officially opened by Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson yesterday.

Chinese nursing home fire due to 'poor construction'

A Chinese nursing home destroyed by a deadly fire was poorly constructed and top-level prosecutors have been sent to investigate, authorities say.

Right to Buy extension won’t solve housing crisis says social housing sector

The extension of the Right to Buy programme for housing associations has come under fire from the sector which says that it won’t solve the housing crisis.

Queen’s Speech: Housing bill to bring forward further planning changes

No surprises in the Queen’s Speech today for those in the housing world, but perhaps some solemn dismay as the Government’s intention to sell-off housing association homes under an extended Right-to-Buy (RTB) programme was confirmed.

Contractors collaborate on archaeological housing contract

Headland Archaeology, one of the largest privately-owned archaeology companies in Europe, is providing its expertise to a major residential development in Gloucestershire.

Records show highest level of housing building for years - but it's still not enough

The completion of new homes reached its highest level for six years in the 12 months to March 2015, according to official figures, but at 125,110 it remains around half that needed to begin tackling the housing crisis.

Wates to take over Shepherd businesses

Wates has agreed a deal to buy Shepherd Group’s facilities management and building services divisions, and also take over much of its construction business.

World's biggest hotel under construction in Mecca

Abraj Kudai is to become the world's largest hotel located in Makkah, also known as Mecca, Saudi Arabia and upon completion, will offer 10,000 rooms in 12 separate towers.

New Homes for Disabled Veterans in Scotland

Work has begun on two new sites in North Lanarkshire for Houses for Heroes Scotland, which will be delivered by a partnership between Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts and Graham + Sibbald.

UK Green Investment Bank invests in construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm

The UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has announced the acquisition of a £236m stake in the 400MW Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.

UK construction output bounces back as house building rises

British construction output bounced back in March, offering signs that the sector might be ending a period of weakness, as private-sector house-building rose for the first time in six months.

BDA forecasts post election housing building boom

The Brick Development Association (BDA) has welcomed the renewed focus on private sector housebuilding resulting from the general election.

Tower Hamlets secures £24.8 million in funds from the New Homes Bonus

Tower Hamlets Council has secured £24.8 million this financial year (2015-16) from the government’s New Homes Bonus scheme.

Liverpool council houses nominated for Turner Prize

A cluster of terraced houses in a formerly run-down area of Liverpool has been nominated for the Turner Prize.

Seminar programme sets the scene for a “heavyweight” UK Construction Week

The organisers of UK Construction Week have placed an emphasis on discussion, debate and sharing knowledge with a “heavyweight” main stage seminar programme.

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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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