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2010-11-24 12:30

Work has begun on the most ambitious heritage construction project seen in Europe this decade with the appointment of Warings, a member of the international construction and services group Bouygues.

2010-11-24 12:06

With the increase in housing developments on Brownfield sites gaining pace over the past 20 years, alongside the rising cost of excavated material disposal, the viability of piled foundations is becoming a key consideration for many housebuilders, contractors and architects, particularly when working on low- rise housing. Ted Chandler, project champion at the NHBC Foundation explains

2010-11-24 11:29

Mabey Hire Services is a specialist manufacturer, supplier and contractor, providing a comprehensive range of modular and proprietary temporary works equipment for excavation support including sheeting and light piling bracing systems and trench box solutions as well as systems for formwork, falsework, refurbishment and temporary bridging.

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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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