WRBC Development's 52 Lime Street development achieves a BREEAM first

A new City of London office tower, 52 Lime Street, has been awarded the first-ever BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 certificate for building design. It has been awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Engineering initiative in schools to create 2000 jobs and apprenticeships

More than 2000 new jobs and apprenticeships will be created as part of a new government campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the ‘STEM’ subjects) at school.

New report highlights crossrail development opportunities

A new report has shown that Crossrail development opportunities exist both in and beyond central London, provided communities are ready to act on the project's regeneration potential.

Crossrail to handle a quarter of a billion visitors by 2026, says Arup

A report by Arup shows that Crossrail could deliver significantly more passengers to the heart of the capital than previously estimated.

Easily accessible data 'could transform building'

Wider and better use of data could lead to huge improvements in the way our buildings are developed, a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) report suggests – although it adds that the government needs to make sure such data is easily available to all.

Lucky 11 see £1bn work extension with Yorkshire Water

Eight utilities contractors and three consultants have had their agreements with Yorkshire Water extended by a further five years as the water company looks to invest a further £1bn in improvements in the network across the region.

Morgan Sindall and Arup win Sellafield infrastructure contract

Sellafield has selected a joint venture of Morgan Sindall and Arup as its preferred delivery partner for a potential £1.1bn contract to provide a range of essential infrastructure asset services to its site.

Arup unveils winner of design competition

Arup, in partnership with SportsAid, the Construction Youth Trust, and the Royal Academy of Engineering, has announced the winner of its Sports Venue Design Competition, which saw students aged 12-14 from across London design and submit plans for a new sports venue.

Arup sees profit slip

Consultant Arup today announced turnover of £889m (up 25%) and a pre-tax profit of £77m, down from £81m in 2008.

Arup sheds more jobs

Consultant Arup is to make a further 100 redundancies, taking the total to 500.

HLM, ARUP and EC Harris win Magilligan Prison deal

Architects HLM and consultancies ARUP and EC Harris, have been appointed by the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) to design and administer the construction contract for the 800-bed Magilligan Prison, which is to be built on the existing prison site.

JDA and Arup win river crossing

JDA Architects with Arup has been awarded first prize in the RIBA administered competition to devise a bridge crossing for the River Douglas in Lancashire.

Hyde Park 7/7 memorial unveiled

Arup unveil Cardiff road plan

Plans to improve road connections to Cardiff International Airport have been unveiled.

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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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