Balfour Beatty win West Point contract

Balfour Beatty wins £32.3m office contract

Balfour Beatty Construction Scottish and Southern has won a £32.3m contract to design and build an office block development in central London.

Balfour Beatty wins Malay contract

Balfour Beatty has said its joint venture has received a letter of acceptance for a £300m rail systems contract in Malaysia.

Work starts on Olympic bridges

Construction work is now underway on the permanent new bridges to be built in the Olympic Park, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced today.

Balfour Beatty expands in Germany

Balfour Beatty has bought German rail engineering group Schreck-Mieves for €36m

Balfour Beatty buys US construction company

Balfour Beatty has bought Barnhart, a Californian construction management company, for $116m.

Balfour Beatty JV wins Texas road

A Balfour Beatty joint venture has been awarded a road-building contract by the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority Board of Directors, Texas.

Balfour Beatty shortlisted for Coventry streetlights contract

Balfour Beatty has been short listed with two other contractors to replace and improve thousands of outdated streetlights, illuminated traffic signs and bollards in Coventry.

Balfour Beatty buys Blackpool Airport

Balfour Beatty has acquired a 95% stake in Blackpool International Airport through its Regional and City Airports division.

Balfour Beatty buys US military homes business

Balfour Beatty has bought a military accommodation business GMH Military Housing from US investment trust GMH Communities, for a cash consideration of $350.5m.

Balfour Beatty - we are clean

Balfour Beatty, one of 112 building firms named by the Office of Fair Trading in its investigation into tender rigging said this morning that it is confident that all of its subsidiaries are now fully compliant with the Competition Act.

Balfour Beatty wins 2012 Aquatics centre

Balfour Beatty has won the contract to build the 2012 Aquatics Centre, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has today announced.

Balfour Beatty buys Dean & Dyball

Balfour Beatty has acquired Dean & Dyball, a leading UK regional contractor, for £45m.

Balfour Beatty wins Sunderland BSF

Sunderland’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme has reached financial close after Balfour Beatty, Sunderland City Council and ICT provider RM signed contracts worth a combined £74m.

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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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