awards

Award for Carillion

Carillion has won a Built in Quality Award from the London District Surveyors Association for its high-rise mixed use building project in Wandsworth, situated on the banks of the river Thames.

Carillion receives disability award

Carillion has received the Disability Symbol in recognition of its commitment to disabled people.

Richard Murphy takes Dunfermline museum

Richard Murphy Architects has won the competition to design the new Dunfermline museum and art gallery which will be located in the city's heritage quarter.

A Mitie award

A redecoration project at the Tenbury, Worcester and Malvern high rise blocks in Halesowen has secured a major industry award.

Lubetkin prize shortlist

The Des Moines Public Library in Iowa, USA by David Chipperfield Architects; Southern Cross Station in Melbourne by Grimshaw and the Hearst Tower in New York by Foster & Partners are the three contenders for the Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) prestigious Lubetkin Prize, supported byThe Architectural Review, for the most outstanding work of architecture outside the UK and the European Union by an RIBA member.

Award for Kier

Kier boss voted best chief executive in UK construction.

John Laing wins hospital contract

John Laing has won a £75m contract to build a mental health hospital in Middlesborough.

Osborne awarded a £8m NHS trust contract

Osborne has won an £8m contract to build a multi-storey car park at Basildon University Hospital in Essex.

ISG InteriorExterior secures £5.2m college contract.

ISG InteriorExterior has won a £5.2m project with Imperial College London at its South Kensington campus.

London 2012 Olympics

To prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the European Social Fund has awarded £6.98m to the Government Office for the South East to support the construction industries. The “Bidding for Gold” programme will help SME contractors join together to bid for large construction projects which they would be unable to tender for as single organisations.

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Features

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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