New construction contract awards in the UK, as monitored by the Builders’ Conference, totalled an above-average £5.7bn in November 2020.
Tunnelling has been completed on the central section of the £4bn Thames Tideway super sewer under London.
Bishop & Taylor discuss support for the Self-Employed, Site Safety and the Slowness of the HSE
Liebherr has launched the world’s first full-sized battery-powered crawler cranes – and Select Plant is bringing one to the UK.
Investigations are going on after a piling rig toppled over on a Glasgow house-building site yesterday.
Bobcat has struck a licensing agreement with Italian telehandler manufacturer Magni for rotary telehandlers.
Morgan Sindall Construction has started work on a £40m school building project in Southampton.
A construction company formed only in 2016 is on the cusp of entering the ranks of the UK’s Top 100 contractors.
Investment management firm Man Group has signed a £31m deal with modular housing company Ilke Homes for 227 factory-built homes.
The London Borough of Southwark has given planning permission for a project to build new flats on top of existing flats in Bermondsey.
The Scottish government has published guidance for house-builders ahead of new regulations on sprinklers coming into effect next year.
Three core missions have been confirmed for the new Scottish National Investment Bank.
Only 30% of the USA’s metropolitan areas have added construction jobs in the last 12 months, with project postponements and cancellations forcing widespread layoffs.
Italian robotics firm Comau has unveiled the next generation of its wearable exoskeleton that is more practical for use on construction sites.
The BBV Joint Venture of Balfour Beatty and Vinci Construction is making progress in its preparations for tunnelling under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire.
Five months after signing a commitment to tackling ‘climate emergency’, the National Federation of Builders has produced a handbook showing building firms how to do their bit.
The British Safety Council has voiced concern that legislation going through Parliament to make multi-occupancy buildings safe may not actually have much effect.
The Construction Industry Training Board is expanding the scope of its apprenticeships support service to all levy-registered construction employers.
Taggart Homes has started work on a £10m development in the village of Annesley, in the Ashfield district of Nottinghamshire.
Accreditation organisation NOCN has added to the board that supervises the administration of the Construction Plant Competence Scheme.
Four and a half years after a fatal wall collapse at a Birmingham recycling plant, the Health & Safety Executive has decided to prosecute.
Scotland-based ‘plastic road’ company MacRebur is to expand into the US market with the opening of its first factory there.
Orkney Builders (Contractors) has submitted planning applications for new homes at Walliwall, on the outskirts of Kirkwall.
Tendering has begun for construction management of the New Jersey Wind Port in the eastern USA.
House-builder Redrow has secured planning permission for two new communities across West Sussex, for the construction of 240 homes in total.