Aberdeen gets new £5m office

Robertson Property is to start the development of a new riverside office development in Aberdeen after planning permission was granted by the city council.

Hydroelectric storage included in new Scottish plan

Pumped hydroelectric storage and a national digital fibre network have been added to a list of nationally important infrastructure developments aimed at delivering economic growth for Scotland following public consultation.

Strike looms over Shetland construction site

Oilfield service company Petrofac says it will be meeting with union representatives this week after a ballot by both the Unite and GMB unions returned a significant majority in favour of strike action over accommodation conditions at a gas construction site in the Shetlands.

CBI wants 'UCAS for vocational training'

Britain needs a UCAS-style system for vocational training as well as universities if it is to encourage more people to move up the career ladder beyond the minimum wage job, the CBI director-general is claiming.

Groundworks firm fined £32,000 after worker loses leg

A Scottish groundworks company has been fined £32,000 after a 20 year-old worker had to have his leg amputated when it was crushed during the construction of a windfarm.

Worker's fall leads to £6,670 fine for farm

A farming partnership that failed to carry out any risk assessment on a cowshed it was dismantling has been made to pay £6,670 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from the roof of the building.

Graham to start on £51m health project

Graham Construction is to start on a £51m project to build three new health centres in different locations in Lanarkshire in the new year, deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed today.

Mouchel appoints Grontmij man

Mouchel has appointed Gordon Wilson to a new post of highways business unit director for Scotland and Ireland.

CHAP Group appoints new FD

Privately-owned Scottish construction company CHAP Group has appointed Allan Clow as its new finance director.

Morrison confirms £34m Edinburgh scheme

Morrison Construction has reached financial close on a £34m scheme to redevelop James Gillespie’s High School in Edinburgh.

Dundee to get £30m new school

Work on a £30m project to build a new secondary school in Dundee is now underway, and set for completion in spring 2016.

Edinburgh's Haymarket development moves ahead

Work on one of the biggest commercial developments to take place in Edinburgh in the past decade could now start as early as next month following an agreement to start enabling works and the completion of a number of key pre-lets.

Morrison wins £48m schools contract

Morrison Construction has been appointed preferred contractor for two new secondary school developments, worth £48m in total, by hub South East Scotland.

Forrest and Robertson are big winners at B&E awards

Forrest was named Large Contractor of the Year at the Builder & Engineer Awards last night, an event which also saw Robertson Group pick up two awards for Commercial Project and Project Manager.

BAM appoints new Scottish director

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

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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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