Balfour on track despite Metronet

Balfour Beatty today said its profits for 2007 rose 48% despite taking a hit on Metronet.

Balfour Beatty wins Dubai contracts

Dutco Balfour Beatty Group, one of Dubai's leading construction groups, in which Balfour Beatty has a 49% interest, has secured two key projects totalling 1.5 billion UAE Dirhams (£220 million).

New chairman for Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty plc has announced that Sir David John, who has served as Chairman of the company since 2003, is to retire following May's AGM and will be succeeded by Steve Marshall.

Balfour Beatty appoints deputy CEO

Balfour Beatty has announced the appointment of Anthony Rabin, currently its finance director, as deputy chief executive.

Balfour Beatty ends infinity

Balfour Beatty today won a £74m contract to finish painting the Forth Bridge; a supposedly never-ending job.

Balfour Beatty buys GMH business

Balfour Beatty is to buy to buy the military PPP accommodation business of US property group GMH Communities for £185m.

Balfour Beatty still bullish

Balfour Beatty says trading in the second half of 2007 across all parts of the group has been strong and there have also been good settlements on some completed projects.As a consequence, it says, 2007 results will be at the top end of current expectations.

Balfour Beatty wins Heathrow Pier project

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

Balfour Beatty bags Carlisle PPP

Balfour Beatty subsidiary, Connect CNDR, has been appointed preferred bidder for the Carlisle Northern Development Route (CNDR) PPP concession by Cumbria County Council.

Balfour Beatty PPP first

Gammon Capital, the PPP vehicle of Balfour Beatty in South East Asia, has been appointed preferred bidder for the new Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West in Singapore.

Balfour Beatty upbeat on trading

Balfour Beatty, the engineering, construction, services and investment group, has announced that it now expects its 2007 results will be "somewhat higher" than previously expected.

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.

Balfour Beatty wins £120m schools contract

Balfour Beatty has won a £120m contract to deliver six schools for Sunderland City Council.

Balfour Beatty bags legal eagle for new acquisitions

Balfour Beatty is showing no sign of slowing down its recent flurry of purchasing activity, and has now appointed its first ever general counsel to steer its future growth.

Balfour Beatty acquires Covion

Balfour Beatty today said it has bought facilities management firm Covion for £33m.

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2017-05-25 08:41

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2017-05-10 10:47

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2017-05-08 14:27

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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

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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

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