Kier

New chairman for Kier

Kier group chairman, Peter Warry, announced his intention to step down as non-executive chairman and a director of the Company with effect from 31 December 2007. He will be succeeded by Phil White, the Senior Independent Director.

Kier in £400 million joint venture

Contractor Kier is to join with Stoke on Trent City Council in a joint venture which could be worth up to £400 million.

Kier begins work on London South Bank University building

A time capsule has been buried to mark the beginning of construction work by Kier London, on the flagship 'Keyworth II' building atLondon South Bank University.

Construction workers killed in Plymouth and Scotland

A man has been killed at a construction site in Plymouth days after a similar accident claimed the life of an 18-year-old in Scotland.

Kier and Rok top training award shortlist

Kier and Rok have reached the finals of this year’s National Training Awards.

Milton Keynes office development contract for Kier

Kier will deliver the biggest office development in Milton Keynes for 25 years, in a contract worth £36m.

Kier Group plc trading statement

In its trading update, Kier Group plc has announced it expects to report full year profits ahead of current market expectations and substantially more than last year's result. Cash balances during the year have been strong ending the financial year at over £145m net of borrowings.

Contractors come under OFT cosh

Kier, Rok and Galliford Try, have come under scrutiny by the Office of Fair Trading.

Kier comes under OFT investigation

Kier today said it is under investigation by trading authorities.

Kier Drops Dig and Dump for New Technology

Kier Property is currently cleaning up a former gasworks in Uxbridge. B&E hears how the company is using new technology to cope with a mountain of contaminated soil.

Award for Kier

Kier boss voted best chief executive in UK construction.

Hull homes contract for Kier

Kier today signed an £86m contract with Hull City Council to deliver repairs and maintenance for 10,000 council homes.

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Features

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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