Lord Heseltine to chair regional fund

Lord Heseltine will chair the Independent Approval Panel for the £1bn Regional Growth Fund, the Government announced today.

Kier finance director to step down

Deena Mattar, the finance director of Kier, is to leave the company in November.

Connaught chief executive steps down

Connaught chief executive Mark Tincknell has stepped down.

Ken Morrison heads CIOB Scotland

Stewart Milne Construction’s Ken Morrison has been elected as the new chairman of the CIOB in Scotland.

Galliford Try chief exec joins NHBC

The chief executive of Galliford Try Greg Fitzgerald has joined the National House-Building Council (NHBC) as a non-executive director.

Ex Laing O' Rourke boss named Abu Dhabi Ports CEO

Tony Douglas, former chief operating officer of Laing O’Rourke, has been named the new chief executive officer of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company, the organisation which runs all of the country’s ports and port industrial zones.

T. Clarke finance director to step down

T. Clarke’s finance director is to step down.

Network Rail chief exec to step down

The chief executive of Network Rail, Iain Coucher, is to resign after eight years with the company.

Miller Construction appoints ex Amey chief

Former Amey chief operating officer Chris Webster has been appointed as Miller Construction’s new chief executive.

TfL appoints new Tube Lines chief executive

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it has appointed Andie Harper to be the new Tube Lines Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Nick Pollard to leave Bovis

Nick Pollard the chief executive of Bovis Lend Lease UK is to step down.

NG Bailey appoints ex-Carillion director as new chief executive

Building services firm NG Bailey has appointed former Carillion executive director David Hurcomb as chief executive officer.

New construction minister appointed

The Prime Minister has announced that the new minister with responsibility for the construction industry is Chartered Surveyor Mark Prisk.

Wolesley add new regional directors

Build Center,part of the Heavyside division of Wolseley UK, has appointed two new regional trading directors to drive the business forward following a reorganisation of the regional structure.

Snipef President named

Tom Galloway, a partner in the South Lanarkshire firm of T & R Galloway has become President of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (Snipef).

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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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