Bids invited for Stansted Airport framework

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

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.

BAA forced to sell airports

BAA must sell Gatwick, Stansted and either Edinburgh or Glasgow airport, the Competition Commission has confirmed.

Ferrovial posts loses

Spanish construction group Ferrovial, the owner of BAA, posted a 2008 net loss of 838m euros.

BAA to extend Edinburgh airport

Airport operator BAA says it is to invest £40m on a major terminal extension at Edinburgh airport.

BAA set to name framework contractors

BAA is thought to have appointed nine contractors to a framework that will provide up to £9.5bn of work over the next decade, including work on Heathrow and Stanstead terminals.

Balfour Beatty wins Heathrow Pier project

Balfour Beatty has been selected by BAA to deliver its £350m Midfield Pier project at Heathrow Airport.

BAA pips Balfour Beatty for environmental award

British Airports Authority (BAA) romped home with an award for its waste management programme at Heathrow Terminal 5.

Carillion land Heathrow Terminal 5 contract

Carillion has been appointed by BAA to provide pre-construction work for the second satellite at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport, worth £300 million.

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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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