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2011-02-22 16:14

There are many different sources of gas in the ground. These can be natural or man made and each source will produce different amounts of gas. For expertise across all areas of gas and ground management, A. Proctor Group has long been at the forefront of the industry.

2011-02-18 17:15

Ecobuild 2011 will be held next month and is set to be bigger than ever.

2011-01-12 14:10

Changes to Scottish building regulations will see dramatic improvements to fire safety and are a major step forward says Neil Perdell, national technical manager at AICO

2011-01-12 12:59

When it comes to fire detection and alarm systems in residential flats, it is important to get installation right first time. Graham Ellicott, CEO of the Fire Industry Association (FIA), examines some of the issues that architects, contractors and developers need to be aware of in this important sector of the Scottish construction market.

2011-01-12 12:47

Alistair Kean, environmental director of IKM Consulting and chair of the Environmental Industries Commission Contaminated Land Working Group, believes the coalition government’s proposals for streamlining regulations could, if delivered, help local authorities make more effective decisions on contaminated land.

2011-01-12 12:37

We hear from the Institute of Archaeologists (the professional body for archaeologists and related disciplines) on why PPS 5 is crucial to the way they work.

2011-01-12 12:28

Although there has been a welcome reduction in the number of people killed or injured in the construction industry in recent years, the sector remains one of the most dangerous in Britain, with 42 building workers losing their lives in 2009/10 alone. Tom Tevlin from the British Safety Council explains.

2011-01-12 12:20

Designed by Alsop Sparch to a brief that included targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating and uninterrupted sightlines of the pitch, the 3,700sq m state-of-the-art pavilion is a collaborative project between the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Metropolitan University and Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The construction of the Carnegie Pavilion cost £21 million and is supported by Yorkshire Forward, Leeds City Council, HSBC, The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Sport England.

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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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