Balfour Beatty takes Kensington street scheme

Balfour Beatty has been appointed to carry out the £21.8m second phase of works on Exhibition Road in London for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Balfour Beatty completes acquisition of SpawMaxwell

Balfour Beatty has completed its acquisition of SpawMaxwell Company, the largest interior construction contractor in Texas and the sixth largest general contractor in Houston.

Balfour Beatty wins £188m of international rail contracts

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £64m electrification contract in China, which along with recent wins in Sweden and Germany, totals £188m of international rail contracts.

Balfour Beatty to buy contractor

Balfour Beatty is to acquire SpawMaxwell Company, the largest interior construction contractor in Texas and the sixth largest general contractor in Houston for a total cash consideration of up to $25m.

Balfour Beatty meets expectations

Contractor Balfour Beatty has reported a strong performance over the past six months.

Two left in the race for £200m Derby City BSF

Balfour Beatty and Vinci Education are the final two competing for the £200m Derby City Building Schools for the Future contract.

Balfour Beatty takes US contracts worth £274m

Balfour Beatty has won $449m (£274m) of new contracts in the US states of Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.

Balfour Beatty and Wates battle it out for £300m Ealing BSF

Balfour Beatty Education and Wates have made it to the final two for the £300m Ealing Building Schools for the Future (BSF) contract.

Cowlin wins £77m Exeter student accomodation

Balfour Beatty subsidiary Cowlin Construction has won a £77m contract to build 1,948 new student accommodation units at the University of Exeter.

Balfour Beatty wins Blackburn BSF

Balfour Beatty has been appointed preferred bidder on a £450m Building Schools for the Future programme by Blackburn council.

Balfour Beatty wins £134m of education sector contracts

Balfour Beatty has been awarded two education sector contracts totalling £134m.

Balfour Beatty wins £120m West Sussex National Academies framework

Balfour Beatty has been selected as preferred bidder for the £120m West Sussex National Academies Framework for West Sussex County Council.

Balfour Beatty wins RoSPA Scottish award

Balfour Beatty Construction Scottish & Southern has won this year’s RoSPA Scotland Trophy in recognition of its work to prevent accidents and ill health.

Balfour Beatty eyes major acquisition

Construction group Balfour Beatty says it is in advanced talks regarding a "significant" acquisition.

Balfour Beatty wins six frameworks worth £250m

Balfour Beatty has secured a position on six construction frameworks through its contractor Mansell, with a total value of more than £250m.

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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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