Dean & Dyball lands £25m recycling plant

Balfour Beatty civil engineering subsidiary Dean & Dyball, has been appointed by recycling company New Earth Solutions to build a £25m mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facility in Avonmouth, near Bristol.

Cammell Laird enters nuclear market

Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird is to enter the nuclear new build construction market after forming a joint venture with Warrington-based engineer Nuvia.

Hydro-electric plants for Scotland

Scottish and Southern Energy is proposing to develop two new large scale pumped storage hydro electric schemes in the Great Glen.

EMR to build new plant

European Metals Recycling (EMR) has secured a £17.1m funding package to build a new plastics processing plant in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

Green light for new distillery

A £35m scheme for a new biomass distillery on Speyside, Scotland project has been granted planning permission by Moray Council.

Biomass station planned for South Wales

Plans to build a Biomass station powered by waste wood that cannot be recycled have been submitted to a council in Wales.

Grangemouth bio-plant shelved

Plans to build one of Europe’s largest bio-plants in Grangemouth, Scotland, have been postponed.

Cornwall gets wave power scheme

The UK's first commercial wave power scheme is to be built off the coast of Cornwall.

BP choose St Modwen

Developer St Modwen has been chosen by oil giant BP as preferred developer for its UK land holdings.

Last three for carbon capture plant

There are now just three bidders in the frame to build a demonstration carbon capture and storage (CCS) plant for the Government.

Bio plant for Devon

Diageo plans green distillery

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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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