BAM Nuttall scoops £10m Glasgow bridge

BAM Nuttall has won a £10m contract to strengthen the M8 White Cart Viaduct in Paisley, Glasgow.

Wear Bridge plans move forward

Sunderland City Council plans to hold an open day for firms interested in bidding for the main contract to build the Wear Bridge.

Hochtief lands Poole Twin Sails bridge

Hochtief has been appointed to build Poole’s long-awaited Twin Sails Bridge.

Morgan Est takes Workington bridge

Morgan Est has been awarded the contract to build a new bridge over the River Derwent in Workington, Cumbria.

Mott MacDonald to look at Thames crossings

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Transport for London (TfL) to look at options for improved Thames river crossings between Tower Bridge and the Dartford crossing.

Little interest in Forth Bridge contract

The new bridge over the Forth has attracted little interest from the construction industry.

£133m River Wear bridge planned

Councillorswill meet next week to discuss plans to build a new £113m bridge across the River Wear in Sunderland.

Riba launch London Bridge competition

The RIBA has announced the launch of an ideas competition which is being organised to mark the 800th anniversary of the opening of the first London Bridge in 1209AD.

Tay Bridge restoration underway

Contractor Palmers ThyssenKrupp has won the contract to restore the Tay Bridge.

River Soar bridge winner

Explorations Architecture with Buro Happold have been announced as winners of the competition to design a new foot and cycle bridge crossing the River Soar in Leicester.

Forth Bridge funding row

The Treasury has turned down a request by the Scottish Government for a £2.3bn advance loan to help pay for a new bridge planned across the Forth.

River Soar footbridge-design shortlist

The RIBA has announced the shortlist in the competition to design a new foot and cycle bridge crossing the River Soar in Leicester.

JDA and Arup win river crossing

JDA Architects with Arup has been awarded first prize in the RIBA administered competition to devise a bridge crossing for the River Douglas in Lancashire.

Lagan Construction wins 2012 bridge contract

Lagan Construction has won the contract to build a major footbridge across River Lea at Olympic Park.

Forth Bridge nut mystery

A routine inspection has found cracks in heavy duty nuts used to secure the steel ropes which hold up the Forth Road Bridge.

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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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