Bids invited for Stansted Airport framework

Contractors are being invited to bid for three-year framework covering minor project works at Stansted Airport.

Ten chosen for £1bn Gatwick revamp

Ten firms have been selected by Gatwick Airport for its £1bn capital investment programme.

Balfour Beatty takes £460m Heathrow Airport contract

Balfour Beatty has signed a £460m construction contract to deliver the second phase of a satellite building to support Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 2 – T2B for BAA.

Vinci takes £16.5m Gatwick Airport deal

Vinci Construction has won a £16.5m contract to transform the Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal forecourt, part of its £1bn programme to modernise the airport.

Lydd Airport plans called in

Plans for a £25m redevelopment of Lydd Airport in Kent have been called in for a public inquiry by Secretary of state Eric Pickles.

£1bn upgrade planned for Gatwick Airport

The new owners of Gatwick Airport have unveiled a £1bn plan to modernise the airport.

Carillion wins £50m Heathrow deal

Carillion has been awarded a 10-year framework contract to provide facilities management services at Heathrow Airport.

Green light for Bristol Airport expansion

Plans to expand Bristol Airport have been approved by North Somerset Council.

BAA withdraws Stansted runway plans

UK airport operator BAA has announced it is withdrawing its application to build a second runway at London’s Stansted Airport.

New government scraps Heathrow runway plans

Controversial plans to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport have been scrapped by the new Government.

Heathrow win for Watson Steel

Severfield-Rowen today said it had won a contract to supply steel to the new Terminal 2 building at Heathrow Airport.

Balfour Beatty takes Dallas airport job

Balfour Beatty in a joint venture has been selected for preconstruction and construction services for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s seven-year terminal development programme.

Southend Aiport expansion green light

Transport group Stobart says the government has approved its plan to extend the runway at Southend Airport.

Public inquiry to be held into Belfast airport plans

A public inquiry is to be held into plans to extend the runway at George Best Belfast City Airport.

Laing JV finally signs £800m Heathrow deal

HETCo, a joint venture between Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O'Rourke, has officially signed the deal to construct Terminal 2 at Heathrow.

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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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