Costain Skanska JV wins £40M Paddington Underground contract

Costain, in joint venture (JV) with Skanska UK, has won the contract to create an underground link between Paddington Station’s Crossrail and Bakerloo Line platforms for London Underground Limited (LUL). The contract is worth approximately £20m to the Costain Group.

Skanska in joint venture to reinvigorate onshore wind

In a major boost for the onshore wind power industry, Britain’s first green energy company Ecotricity and global construction and development firm Skanska are forming a joint venture – called Skylark – to build wind farm projects in Britain.

John Laing and Skanska reach financial close on Florida highway project

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the I-4 Mobility Partners consortium – led by John Laing and Skanska – have reached financial close to deliver the I-4 Ultimate Project in Florida,

The devil is still in the detail

Yet another charter promising enforcement of payment terms is unlikely to make much difference now, says Chris Scott

Anglian Water names delivery partners in £9bn supply chain deals

Anglian Water has named its first capital delivery partners in supply chain deals that will be worth between £6 and £9 billion over 15 years, and support upwards of 10,000 jobs across the region.

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.

Skanska wins £95m London office contract

Skanska has won a £95 million commercial contract to build Creechurch Place in London.

Connect Plus speeds up M25 repairs

Connect Plus, which runs the DBFO contract for the M25, has brought in best practice from the aviation industry to develop a new concrete replacement technique which it says is reducing delays cause by roadworks by 80%.

Tunnel breaks through at Wimbledon

The civil engineering team creating a new 32km electricity superhighway under London for National Grid has broken through at Wimbledon, the planned network’s southernmost point.

Skanska/BB JV begins piling

A joint venture between Cementation Skanska and Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering has begun piling on a Land Securities development in London for main contractor Wates.

Skanska wins in Mayfair

Skanska has won an £8m design and build contract for a mixed use development close to Berkeley Square in Mayfair in London.

FPS sets up BIM working group

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has started a new working group to help its members embrace Building Information Modelling (BIM) and introduce a new set of standard formats that can be used on all projects.

Brent centre achieves practical completion

A project team involving Skanska as design and build contractor has achieved practical completion on a new civic centre for the London Borough of Brent.

Longest railway project celebrates safety record

Skanska claims that a project it is currently working on to build the longest new domestic line in over a century has so far clocked up over 40,000 man hours without a single lost time accident being reported.

'Super alliance' wins Thames Water contract

SMB, the joint venture between Skanska, MWH Global and Balfour Beatty, has won a seven-year contract with Thames Water as part of its infrastructure improvement programme.

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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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