Balfour Beatty takes highways maintenance job

Balfour Beatty has won a £100m highways maintenance contract with Warwickshire County Council.

Skanska wins £15m road job

Transport for London has awarded a £15m contract to Skanska to improve a 3.4km stretch of the A406 North Circular Road.

Balfour Beatty/Bam consortium takes £250m PPP roads scheme in Ireland

A Balfour Beatty/Bam consortium has been appointed preferred bidder by the National Roads Authority for the £250m N17/N18 Gort to Tuam PPP roads scheme in the Republic of Ireland.

Transport Scotland extends road maintenance deals

Transport Scotland is to extend two of its trunk road contracts.

John Paul Construction takes £10 A9 extension

Irish builder John Paul Construction has won the £10m contract to extend a section of dual carriageway on the A9 in the Highlands.

Four teams shortlisted for £65m Forth Crossing road upgrade

Four teams consisting of seven contractors have been shortlisted for the £65m contract to upgrade M9 Junction 1a as part of the Forth Replacement Crossing scheme.

Neath Port Talbot road project to receive funding

The second phase of work to create a new transport route in Neath Port Talbot, Wales, has secured £107m of funding from the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Union.

Bids invited for West Sussex highways deal

West Sussex County Council is inviting bids for a highways maintenance framework contract, worth up to £315m.

Bids invited for £250m North Yorkshire highways job

North Yorkshire County Council is inviting contractors to bid for a £250m highways maintenance contract.

Bids invited for Hertfordshire highways job

Hertfordshire County Council is looking for firms to carry out its highways maintenance framework.

SIAC scoops Polish motorway

Civil engineering and construction firm, SIAC has won a €450m contract to build a motorway in Poland.

£147m Cheshire highways deal up for grabs

Cheshire East Borough Council is inviting bids from contractors for a £147m highways maintenance deal.

Six in the frame for Kent highways deal

Six construction companies have been shortlisted for Kent County Council’s 10-year highways maintenance contract, worth £750m.

Two to battle it out for Sheffield highways PFI

Amey and Carillion Mouchel are to battle it out for Sheffield City Council’s £2bn PFI highways project.

Cemex chosen for Birmingham highways PFI

Amey has chosen Cemex to supply asphalt for the Birmingham highways maintenance PFI, in a deal worth £35m to the aggregates firm.

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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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