Skills shortage in digital infrastructure will lead to higher costs and delays, says report

A new report predicts that digital infrastructure projects in the UK could experience a number of consequences due to a shortage of skilled engineers.

Atkins named as route developer for Crossrail 2 programme

Transport for London has appointed Atkins as part of one of the major consulting groups tasked with developing the detailed plans for Crossrail 2, the proposed major new rail line which would deliver much needed extra transport capacity in the capital.

Atkins-designed Met Office development granted planning

An Atkins-designed Met Office development has been granted planning permission.

Atkins wins contract to support Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company

Atkins has recently been awarded two contracts by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) for structural analysis services worth over (USD) $3 million.

Atkins acquires US based nuclear business

Atkins has completed its acquisition of Nuclear Safety Associates, Inc (“NSA”), a 130 people engineering and technical services firm, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Atkins designed University of Edinburgh development gets green light

An Atkins designed innovation centre and campus hub at the University of Edinburgh has been granted planning permission.

Construction firms celebrate boom in infrastructure projects

Some of Britain’s biggest construction firms have joined a digital celebration of the hundreds of infrastructure projects creating jobs and growth across the country.

Atkins builds on maersk oil relationship with support contract win

Atkins has been awarded an engineering support contract covering three of Maersk Oil's UK assets in the North Sea.

Atkins, Areva and Mace preferred bidders on Sellafield decommissioning contract

Atkins Areva and Mace (a.m.a.) have been selected as preferred bidders on a new contract with Sellafield for its Silos Direct-encapsulation Plant (SDP) project.

Connect Plus speeds up M25 repairs

Connect Plus, which runs the DBFO contract for the M25, has brought in best practice from the aviation industry to develop a new concrete replacement technique which it says is reducing delays cause by roadworks by 80%.

HS2 alternative could lead to years of engineering works

Scrapping plans for the £43bn high-speed rail line and focusing instead on upgrades to existing rail lines could lead to 14 years of weekend closures, according to a new report by Network Rail.

BBES wins Bangor contract

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has started work on a £6m contract supplying and installing M&E packages for the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre at Bangor University, North West Wales.

Atkins sees continued growth ahead

Engineering consultancy Atkins says it expects to see continued growth in the coming year as it posts a slight rise in full-year pre-tax profits – ahead of market expectations – despite a slight dip in revenue.

Skanska buys highways business from Atkins

Skanska has signed an agreement to purchase a highways operations and maintenance business from Atkins for £18m.

Jacobs and Atkins win Network Rail jobs

Jacobs Engineering and Atkins have both won design contracts with Network Rail as part of the £15.9bn Crossrail project.

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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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