Birmingham library- design shortlist

Seven internationally renowned architectural practices have been shortlisted to design the new £193m Library of Birmingham it was announced today.

Kenmore Birmingham office plan gets go ahead

Plans to build the tallest office tower outside London have received planning permission by Birmingham City Council.

Strikes suspended in Birmingham

Unions have agreed to suspend strikes planned for today after council bosses agreed to fresh talks.

Birmingham Ucatt members get ready to strike

Members of construction union Ucatt, working for Birmingham City Council, will stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow.

Birmingham Ucatt members vote to strike

Members of construction union Ucatt, working for Birmingham Council, have today voted to strike after receiving ballot papers for industrial action earlier this month.

Worldwide search for Birmingham Library architect

The search for a globally renowned architect to help design the new £193m Library of Birmingham was launched today with the publication of an advert in the ‘Official Journal of the European Union’ inviting interested parties to come forward.

Birmingham Ucatt members balloted for strike action

Members of construction union Ucatt, working for Birmingham Council will receive ballot papers for industrial action from 21st January.

Birmingham £13.6m arts centre planned

Plans to transform the home of two of Birmingham’s major arts organisations into a £13.6m modern facility, is to be considered by Cabinet.

Longbridge £500m regeneration plans

Up to 10,000 jobs could be created and 1,400 homes and a shopping centre built to transform a part of Birmingham affected when a car plant closed down.

Birmingham Ley Hill wins regeneration award

Birmingham City Council has today won the National Home Improvement Council Award 2007 for the £45m regeneration of the Ley Hill estate in Northfield.

Birmingham primary school-building work begins

Building work is due to begin at the end of this week on a new £9.5m primary school in Birmingham.

Birmingham tower blocks to be demolished

The demolition of two 13storey tower blocks in Birmingham is due to take place next week, paving the way for new homes to be built.

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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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