Construction salaries continue to climb

A comprehensive review of both permanent and temporary candidates’ wages in the construction industry reveals a significant increase in pay compared to 2014.

Construction begins on the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme

Construction has begun on Phase 1 of the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme, which will help to reduce flood risk to over 1,400 properties, including 950 homes.

National Women in Engineering Day: HS2 inspires future generations of female engineers

To mark National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June female engineers from HS2 Ltd are meeting pupils at a school in Hemel Hempstead to talk about the wealth of opportunities in the industry.

School rebuilds: reopening celebrated after £15.3 million work

An academy on Stockton-on-Tees is the first secondary in England opened under the government’s priority school building programme.

National Women in Engineering Day: O women, where art thou?

Women remain woefully underrepresented in the construction sector accounting for just 11% of the workforce despite the fact that the industry is headed for a very real skills crisis.

In the rush to build more homes standards are slipping, says HomeOwners Alliance

The need to build more homes was a recurrent theme of the 2015 General Election. But the new Government's drive to deliver on it's promise of 200,000 new homes could be undermined by a public put off by 'rabbit hutches'.

Election uncertainty forces 'sharp slowdown' for Uk construction

The UK construction industry grew at its slowest pace in nearly two years during April, the latest CIPS/Markit Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) indictaed.

Building 180,000 homes a year is unachievable, say house builders

A new report on housebuilding has found that delivering more than 180,000 new homes a year is unachievable under current market conditions, according to the opinion of over two thirds of UK house builders.

Work starts on £1.5m Helsby housing scheme

Contractors have started work on a new £1.5m housing development which will boost the supply of family housing in Helsby.

Construction gets underway on A5-M1 Link Road

A government road scheme designed to unlock growth and boost the economy while making journeys more reliable for drivers started construction in earnest today in the East of England.

Pochin hands over first new build in Deeside Enterprise Zone

Construction and property development specialist Pochin’s Ltd is marking the handover of a 27,000 sq ft HQ building at Hawarden Business Park for CSA Group Testing UK (formerly Sira Test & Certification).

Pastures new for Durham pit village

A land agreement has cleared the way for work to start on 81 new homes and further boost regeneration in a former Durham pit village.

£2 million funding up for grabs for construction firms

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in feasibility studies to explore new ways of increasing collaboration and improving the flow of information throughout the construction supply chain.

Eric Wright wins £11m Wirral enterprise zone project

The main contractor has been appointed to deliver a new, flagship office building in Wirral Enterprise Zone for Longmeadow Estates.

Seddon to build £5.5 million Stafford school project

Seddon has been appointed to build a £5.5 million primary school in Stafford as the town prepares for the relocation of more than 450 army families to the area.

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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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