Now that's some coffee house: praise for starter home design that recycles used cups

A starter home concept built out of used coffee cups – well, not quite – was praised for its radical ingenuity by industry experts at Grand Designs Live.

Construction site waste management plans to be voluntary in Wales

Thanks to their high recycling rate, the construction and demolition sectors do not need compulsory site waste management plans to improve the way they manage waste, Natural Resources, Culture and Sport Minister John Griffiths has announced.

Academics invent walls made from recycled shredded paper

Walls could be made from shredded paper after researchers at Nottingham Trent University developed a new material which is as strong as MDF.

New project looks to boost construction waste targets

A new project to reduce construction waste has been launched in Wales by Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW), the Welsh Government sponsored organisation.

Construction industry leading the way on recycling

The construction and demolition industries are leading the way in business recycling helping Wales to meet some of its ambitious recycling targets, according to the latest official survey.

CEW backs BuilderScrap in waste bid

The Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) Waste Programme is giving its full support to BuilderScrap, the online materials recycling and exchange platform, in the bid tomeet Welsh Assembly Government targets to minimise waste and improve recycling in construction and demolition.

Vinci Construction takes Berkshire waste deal

Vinci Construction has been appointed by Veolia Environmental Services to build a £30m waste recycling facility in Berkshire.

Shepherd Engineering Services takes £16m Manchester waste deal

Shepherd Engineering Services has won a £16m contract to help build 27 household waste recycling plants across Greater Manchester.

May Gurney takes £1.9m Essex recycling deal

May Gurney has won a £1.9m contract to build a new recycling and reuse centre in Essex.

MBA Polymers UK to develop £17m Nottinghamshire recycling plant

Recycling company MBA Polymers UK has bought a 19-acre site in Worksop, Nottinghamshire whichit will build a UK automotive plastic recycling plant on.

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.

£12m Welsh recycling plant gets green light

Giant recycling plant for Trafford

Spanish company SAICA has submitted plans for one of Europe's largest paper recycling plants.

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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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