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Thursday, 18 May 2017

We’ll deliver if developers don’t, said Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron as he launched the party’s election manifesto, pledging 300,000 new government-built homes a year, and measures to allow councils to build more social housing.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Rising demand for infrastructure work coupled with a global skills shortage is pushing up the cost of construction projects in London, according to research by Turner & Townsend.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show construction output dipped in March, despite a slight a quarter-on-quarter rise during the first three months of 2017.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

At least one part of Labour’s election manifesto has found favour with SME builders – and that’s the proposal to link its housing and skills policy as part of its industrial strategy.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The outgoing president of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), believes there is significant potential for business growth in the engineering services sector, as a result of recent developments and new commercial opportunities.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Lanes Group its third contract in four months – this time a five-year deal to provide facilities maintenance services for the London Underground.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Property developers think we’re likely to see an increase in the number of office buildings converted into homes over the next couple of years.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Members of the Unite union working on social housing repair and maintenance contracts in Manchester are to begin industrial action next week in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The introduction of tougher health and safety laws saw construction fines more than double last year with firms paying out almost £14 million for offences, new figures reveal.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A joint mental health awareness initiative has been launched by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Despite increased awareness, construction companies are still failing to recognise the importance of mental wellbeing in their health and safety policies, says safety consultant Paul Makoff-Clark.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Plant and machinery company JCB and delivery firm DHL have been fined a total of £641,000 after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by falling machinery at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

With a continued rise in overall costs, it was a mixed start to the year for construction with all specialist contractors reporting an increase in output in the first quarter of 2017 while almost a third of main building contractors reported a year-on-year fall, according to the latest construction trade survey.

Monday, 8 May 2017

After more than 25 years at Skanska UK, chief executive Mike Putnam has stepped down.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Construction workers in the north east of England are invited to attend a free event promoting fire door safety in Durham later this week.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Barroerock Construction Limited has been fined three quarters of a million pounds following repeated asbestos failings.

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