Infrastructure

Record rail investment since pre-privatisation launched today

Network Rail today unveiled a £2.4bn rail expansion programme.

Record-breaking tunnel planned for East London

The government said today it will build a £2bn tunnel to deal with sewage overflow into the Thames.

Alfred Mcalpine wins £155m of new business

Alfred McAlpine today said it has won four infrastructure services contracts worth more than £155m.

Vinci and Sir Robert McAlpine consortium win motorways contract

A joint venture between Vinci, Sir Robert McAlpine, Morgan Est, Gifford and WSP today won a £340m contract to widen the M1 in the East Midlands.

Civils lose out in rail shake-up

Two civil engineers stand to lose rail replacement work in a Network Rail shakeup. The company said today it will drop two of the six contractors currently working on track renewals.

Government invests £82m to improve local transport in the North East

People in the North East are to benefit from £82m to improve local transport in the region, Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander announced today.

Duo wins £363m East London line

Carillion and Balfour Beatty have won a £363m contract by Transport for London to build a new East London rail line between Dalston Junction and West Croydon.

Government gives green light to Nottingham tram extension

Plans to extend the Nottingham tram moved a step closer today when Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander gave programme entry approval to the scheme and announced that Government will contribute £437m.

Corus

has been awarded a £23m, six-year contract by Network Rail to weld up to 100,000 tonnes of new rail each year. The company is building a new centre alongside its existing Scunthorpe site to carry out the welding.

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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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