HS2 Independent Design Panel announced

Appointment of a new independent design panel that will support the HS2 project.

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.

Zero house price benefit for HS2 destination cities

House prices in the three major cities to be linked to London by the HS2 railway project are currently growing in value 10% slower than the national average, shows new research.

Over a third of construction firms anticipate benefits from HS2 project

Over a third (35%) of small and medium sized businesses in the UK construction sector say they believe the high-speed rail project, HS2, will have a positive effect on their business.

Government gives the green light to develop HS3, but campaigners label it an ‘expensive vanity project’

The Prime Minister and Chancellor today gave their backing to develop HS3 – a high speed rail link connecting the north’s great cities which could significantly reduce journey times across the region.

New HS2 college to be in Birmingham and Doncaster

The home of the new National College for High Speed Rail will be located in Birmingham and Doncaster, the government announced today.

Transport infrastructure spending in the North set to quintuple

Figures released today reveal that planned spending on transport infrastructure in the North of England could increase by up to five times if an investment plan unveiled this week gets the go ahead.

New report highlights crossrail development opportunities

A new report has shown that Crossrail development opportunities exist both in and beyond central London, provided communities are ready to act on the project's regeneration potential.

Huge jump in demand for engineering contractors as result of government investment

The number of engineering contractors working on railway services has shot up as a result of government investment in projects such as Crossrail, according to new research by giant group.

HS2 will help to drive urban regeneration, says new report

Cities in the North and Midlands could become global leaders thanks to HS2, key figures from business, politics and the trade union movement are predicting.

Plans to build 24,000 new homes at Old Oak Common move a step closer

Ambitious plans to transform one of the most deprived parts of London into a thriving new district with up to 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs have moved a step closer.

Search for location of new High Speed Rail College begins

The search for the location of the main site for the new High Speed Rail College is underway, with the new college set to provide a boost to railway and engineering skills development across the UK.

ICE backs HS2 route

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has backed the proposed route for HS2 from Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester – although it says more work is needed on how some planned new stations would integrate with existing infrastructure.

Supreme Court dismisses all appeals against HS2

The Supreme Court has rejected a legal bid by objectors to HS2 to force further enquiry of the government's plans.

Chinese firm plans to spend £280m to develop disused railway for HS2

China Railway Group (CRG) is interested in redeveloping a Victorian railway station near Birmingham, to link up to the HS2 network.

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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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