Beard sees profits rise by 21%

Regional contractor Beard saw pre-tax profits rise by 21% to £1.7m last year, on revenue that was up 12% to £77.3m.

Beard provides new health centre for Wokingham

Beard has completed a project designed by Barbara Weiss Architects that involved redeveloping a redundant 1990s office block in Wokingham town centre to provide a single site GP practice for a catchment area of 32,000 potential patients.

Beard gets to work on Oxford church

Beard Oxford has started work on a £1.7m project to provide an extension to an evangelical church in north Oxford.

Beard wins £3.5m Guildford project

Beard Guildford has won a £3.5m contract to refurbish and expand the former Beaufort House office building in central Guildford for South Yorkshire Pensions Authority.

Beard wins £2.2m Guildford hospital extension

South of England contractor Beard has won a £2.2m contract to build a new two-storey extension to the Royal Surrey County Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) in Guildford.

Beard wins £4.2m school contract

South of England-based contractor Beard has won a £4.2m contract to design and build a science centre for St Helen and St Katharine girls’ school in Abingdon in Oxfordshire.

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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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