waste

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.

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.

Waste planning without force

Site waste management plans may no longer be compulsory, but a waste-aware industry may well still use them, says Peter Baber

Three shortlisted for £2bn Essex waste PFI

Essex County Council and Southend Borough Council have shortlisted three consortia for their £2bn waste PFI deal.

Vinci Construction takes Berkshire waste deal

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

Black & Veatch wins wastewater contract

Black & Veatch has won a £75m contract to upgrade a wastewater treatment plant in Manchester.

May Gurney takes £75m waste deal

May Gurney has won a £75m contract to provide environmental services to Bridgend County Borough Council.

£140m Sellafield framework up for grabs

Sellafield is inviting up to four contractors to bid for a £140m decommisioning, demolition and waste streaming framework.

Four in the running for Norfolk waste facility

Norfolk County Council has unveiled a shortlist of four bidders to build a new PFI waste treatment facility.

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.

Sterecycle gets green light for Cardiff recycling plant

Waste recycling technology company, Sterecycle, has received planning consent from Cardiff Council to build a new recycling plant near the city.

Costain consortium wins Southern Water job

A consortium led by Costain has won a £225m contract to design and build a new wastewater treatment works in Brighton and Hove for Southern Water.

£60m anaerobic waste contract

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority has awarded a £60m contract to Birmingham company Enpure to build two new anaerobic Mechanical Biological-Treatment plants as part of the new £640m being spent to deliver the new £3.8bn PFI deal.

International competition to Design Out Waste

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and the RIBA have launched a new international open ideas competition to identify ways that construction waste can be reduced through design.

Costain takes £400m waste contract

Costain has won a £397m contract to design and build municipal waste treatment infrastructure in Greater Manchester.

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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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