Contractor confidence continues to grow ahead of Tour de France

Confidence in the commercial property market in Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East continues to grow in line with Greater London, according to a contractor market survey.

Elstree Studios boosted by site clearance

Specialist contractor Sanctus has nearly completed levelling a four-acre site at Elstree Studios that has lain dormant for over 30 years because of hazardous materials that were deposited there before Hertsmere Borough Council took over the famous site in 1997.

Leeds College of Building presses ahead with £16m new building

Work has started on a Leeds College of Building’s new £16m education and training facility to the south of Leeds city centre.

Serpentine engineer is ISE winner

An engineer from AECOM who, just four years after leaving university, has already worked on this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, helped in the design of nine venues of the Rio Olympics, and delivered a £35m new school building and £100m council office has been named Young Structural Engineer of the Year by the Institution of Structural Engineers (ISE).

Aecom acquires Tritech Rail

American engineering giant Aecom has bought UK based civil engineering consultancy Tritech Rail.

Aecom buys Davis Langdon for £204m

Construction consultants Davis Langdon has been bought by Americanengineering firm Aecom, in a deal worth £204m.

Faber Maunsell name change

Faber Maunsell has changed its name and branding to AECOM.

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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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