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Engineering initiative in schools to create 2000 jobs and apprenticeships

More than 2000 new jobs and apprenticeships will be created as part of a new government campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the ‘STEM’ subjects) at school.

Construction firms celebrate boom in infrastructure projects

Some of Britain’s biggest construction firms have joined a digital celebration of the hundreds of infrastructure projects creating jobs and growth across the country.

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.

John Laing, Laing O’Rourke and Interserve close the deal on Liverpool's Alder Hey children’s hospital

The Acorn consortium, comprising John Laing, Laing O’Rourke and Interserve, has achieved financial close in the programme to build a new £167m Alder Hey children's hospital in Liverpool.

Laing O’Rourke to start work in January on Nottingham A453

Laing O’Rourke will begin work to widen the A453 near Nottingham in January.

Anna Stewart takes Laing O'Rourke chief executive officer job

Laing O'Rourke has appointed Anna Stewart as group chief executive officer.

Laing O’Rourke wins Crossrail Custom House station contract

Crossrail has awarded the main construction contract for C520 Custom House station to Laing O’Rourke.

Laing O’Rourke appointed construction partner of Oldham College

Oldham College has appointed Laing O’Rourke as its construction partner to take forward its redevelopment plans, which include repair and refurbishment of the current 1960’s built campus across the town and elements of new-build.

Bouygues TP/Laing O’Rourke JV take Hinkley Point job

EDF Energy has appointed the Bouygues TP/Laing O’Rourke joint venture as preferred bidder for a contract for civils work to build a proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

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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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