Value of infrastructure construction contracts plunged 20% in July, says Barbour ABI

Infrastructure construction suffered a sharp deceleration in July, with the value of contracts dropping 20% to £1.5bn compared to June, according to the latest market review from industry analysts Barbour ABI.

Jacobs Engineering wins major UK aviation infrastructure contract at Manchester airport

Jacobs Engineering Group has been contracted to handle multi-disciplinary engineering and selected architectural services in support of the transformation of Manchester airport.

Major bridge work in North Tyneside enters next stage

Major work on a bridge which carries the A19 over Middle Engine Lane in North Tyneside has moved to the second phase.

Crossrail Anglia collaboration leads to isolation split innovation

An integrated Crossrail team has come up with an innovative solution to the problem of moving equipment between work sites.

Infrastructure Commission invites submissions on critical infrastructure challenges

Andrew Adonis, interim chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, today launched a major new Call for Evidence, focusing on three of the UK’s most critical infrastructure challenges.

Infrastructure UK and the Major Projects Authority to merge

The government has today announced that Infrastructure UK (IUK) and the Major Projects Authority (MPA) are to merge, bringing the government’s expertise, knowledge and skills at managing and delivering major economic projects under one roof for the first time.

HS2 Independent Design Panel announced

Appointment of a new independent design panel that will support the HS2 project.

London’s office development at seven year high with over 11 million sq ft under construction

The construction of offices in central London continues to grow as development activity increased by 18% in just six months.

Nine new prisons to be built in England and Wales

Chancellor George Osborne and Justice Secretary Michael Gove have today (9 November 2015) unveiled a major new prison reform programme including plans to build nine new prisons.

Construction begins on new base for the Royal Navy in Bahrain

The Foreign Secretary has attended a groundbreaking ceremony in Bahrain to start the construction of a new Royal Navy facility.

New multifuel power station approved in West Yorkshire

Multifuel Energy Limited has today been given consent to construct the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Power Station at Knottingley, West Yorkshire.

Steel industry offered additional time to meet European emissions regulations

The government has confirmed the steel industry will be able to take advantage of special flexibilities to comply with new EU rules on emissions, which are now awaiting final approval.

Industry welcomes judgement on £85m Manchester rail link

Planning experts have welcomed a High Court judgement approving an £85m rail connection between Manchester’s two main rail hubs.

£3 million drainage scheme begins on the M5 near Falfield

Highways England is to start work to upgrade and replace sections of the drainage systems on the M5 around junction 14 near Falfield in South Gloucestershire next week.

Camden’s Five Pancras Square wins Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2015

A community building in Camden has been crowned the winner of the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award 2015.

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Firms are embracing new methods of construction with a study revealing the majority have used innovative techniques in the last three years. Claire Cameron takes a look at what is on offer

2016-08-03 09:20

In the wake of the vote to leave the EU, the potential impact of Brexit on development needs to be considered, specifically in terms of environmental regulations and State aid, as well as the possible impact on UK infrastructure projects, in particular the proposed Heathrow expansion and Hinkley Point C, says Mark Northey, a partner in the projects team at Ashfords LLP.

2016-07-25 09:35

The UK has an ageing population – effectively, this means that for the first time ever there are more people of pensionable age than children under the age of 16 in this country.

2016-07-05 09:05

Defibrillators located on construction sites can save your life. Rosa Mitchell from independent supplier Defibshop gives her advice.

CONSTRUCTION workers are often faced with a multitude of dangers at work, from the risk of electrical hazards to excavation and trenching accidents.

2016-07-01 09:06

Claire Cameron investigates the topic of daylighting and how the use of windows and rooflights can help bring sunlight into buildings all year round.

WITH increasing energy costs and concerns about global warming, the use of windows and rooflights to bring sunlight indoors is gaining momentum as more people look to natural sources to save money and the environment.

2016-06-28 11:48

Within days of the announcement of the Brexit vote, we’ve seen major construction company stocks crash by almost a quarter, says Chris Ingram, managing director of Cornish-based underfloor heating specialists Continental Underfloor.

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Commercial vehicles can drive success. Claire Cameron looks at why firms should upgrade and whether it is best to buy or rent a new fleet. With expert advice from David Brennan, CEO of Nexus Vehicle Rental, Dominic Reid of Northgate Vehicle Hire, Gareth Jones of Dawsonrentals Vans and light commercial vehicle industry consultant Tim Cattlin.

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