Costain Skanska JV wins £40M Paddington Underground contract

Costain, in joint venture (JV) with Skanska UK, has won the contract to create an underground link between Paddington Station’s Crossrail and Bakerloo Line platforms for London Underground Limited (LUL). The contract is worth approximately £20m to the Costain Group.

Costain takes new approach to materials compliance

Costain has developed a new approach to materials testing, giving work sites and operational units an opportunity to establish their own laboratories in direct support of their business activity.

Costain wins Barrow Gas Terminals contract with Centrica Energy

Costain has won a contract with Centrica Energy for the provision of Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) services as part of Centrica Energy's Barrow Gas Terminals Project. The Barrow Terminals Project represents a total investment of £84m by Centrica Energy.

Costain off to strong start in 2014

Costain says it has got off to a strong start in 2014, with its order book now at a record level of £3.2bn, £200m ahead of where it was at the start of January.

Waste project finished one year early

Costain has completed work on the refurbishment of Severn Trent Water (STW)'s Kineton waste water treatment plant near Coventry twelve months ahead of schedule.

Blacklisters to launch ‘counterfeit’ compensation scheme, says UCATT

Companies at the heart of the blacklisting scandal are set to defy Parliament and launch their own “counterfeit” compensation scheme later this month, construction union UCATT claims.

Costain wins £150 Crossrail North East Spur

Costain has won an £150m contract from Network Rail that covers most of the north-east surface section of the Crossrail route, between Stratford in east London and Shenfield in Essex.

Costain goes for £75m placing despite order book growth

Costain saw its forward order book rise by 25% to £3bn last year – but has still announced plans to raise £75m through a share placing to fund future contracts and working capital.

Costain aims to attract Coventry SMEs

Costain has teamed up with Coventry City Council and the local Chamber of Commerce to run an event showing SME contractors how they might get involved in two major road building contracts the company has won in the city.

Strong year end for Costain

UK engineering company Costain has reported a strong performance in its pre-close trading update for 2013.

Blacklisting law firm fights on, despite new scheme

A law firm representing 100 construction workers who claim they were the victims of blacklisting says it is pressing on with its High Court action over the issue, despite a compensation scheme launched by eight of the companies involved.

Tunnel breaks through at Wimbledon

The civil engineering team creating a new 32km electricity superhighway under London for National Grid has broken through at Wimbledon, the planned network’s southernmost point.

Costain profits fall 80%

The international engineering group and contractor Costain has reported a fall in pre-tax profits of almost 80% to £3.1m in the first half of the year.

Costain wins Hammersmith flyover contract

Costain has won the £60m contract to strengthen the Hammersmith flyover.

Costain JV wins Crossrail fit out contract

Crossrail intends to award the contract to carry out the major fit-out of the new rail tunnels to a joint venture comprising Costain, French trackwork specialist TSO and Alstom Transport.

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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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