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BAM returns to Sunderland for £29m campus development

BAM returns to Sunderland for £29m campus development

26/11/2014: Sunderland College has retained the services of BAM Construction to build a new £29m campus in the city centre. more »

Demonstrations against umbrella companies

Demonstrations against umbrella companies

26/11/2014: Construction activists are holding demonstrations today at the Westminster and Edinburgh parliaments to campaign against the use of umbrella payroll companies. more »

Financial close reached on €700m Netherlands highway tunnel

Financial close reached on €700m Netherlands highway tunnel

26/11/2014: A €700m (£555m) PPP project that involves construction of a 3km highway tunnel in Amsterdam has reached financial close. more »

Waste specialist loses Costain retentions battle

Waste specialist loses Costain retentions battle

26/11/2014: After a two-year dispute with Costain over retentions, TEG Group is having to put its main operating division up for sale. more »

House-builders urge chancellor to cut red tape

House-builders urge chancellor to cut red tape

26/11/2014: House-builders are hoping to see reform of the planning system in the chancellor’s autumn statement next week. more »

Finning opens Bristol depot

Finning opens Bristol depot

26/11/2014: Caterpillar dealer Finning UK & Ireland has opened in new facilities in Bristol. more »

Bouygues starts on €90m Marseille shopping centre

Bouygues starts on €90m Marseille shopping centre

25/11/2014: Bouygues Construction property development subsidiary Cirmad Grand Sud is beginning work on a €90m (£71m) shopping centre close to Marseille’s Stade Vélodrome football stadium. more »

Qatar unveils third World Cup stadium

Qatar unveils third World Cup stadium

25/11/2014: The body responsible for building stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar have unveiled the design for renovation of the Khalifa International Stadium, the third proposed host venue. more »

Rail repairs boost Renew

Rail repairs boost Renew

25/11/2014: Emergency repair works to the railways last winter has helped engineering services group Renew to report record operating results. more »

First Crossrail tracks go down (+ video)

First Crossrail tracks go down (+ video)

25/11/2014: Carillion has laid the first section of track to be used by Crossrail trains on a new bridge in west London. more »

Plans in for £40m Birmingham Conservatoire

Plans in for £40m Birmingham Conservatoire

26/11/2014: Birmingham City University has submitted plans for its new £40m music school for local planning approval. more »

Cemex begins installing 100,000 concrete cookers

Cemex begins installing 100,000 concrete cookers

26/11/2014: Cemex has begun the sale and installation of 100,000 concrete stoves to improve the quality of life and increase safety for people in Mexico and Guatemala. more »

Strabag wins €36m Chilean hydro plant

Strabag wins €36m Chilean hydro plant

26/11/2014: Strabag subsidiary Züblin Chile has won a €36m (£29m) contract to build a hydroelectric power plant for energy group Colbún to the south of Santiago. more »

Kier bolsters its books

Kier bolsters its books

26/11/2014: Kier Group has raised £120m from investors via the US private placement market. more »

Solar subsidy rules revised to promote take-up

Solar subsidy rules revised to promote take-up

26/11/2014: The government is planning to allow solar panel installations to be moved from building to building without loss of subsidy. more »

Contractors called for £80m John Moores development

Contractors called for £80m John Moores development

25/11/2014: Liverpool John Moores University has begun the search for a contractor to build its £80m Copperas Hill development in the city centre. more »

Arcadis picked to fix and fortify New York’s subway

Arcadis picked to fix and fortify New York’s subway

25/11/2014: Arcadis has won a US$26m (£16.6m) contract to restore New York’s subway system to pre-Hurricane Sandy conditions and protect it against future storms. more »

Leaner Severfield sees profits return

Leaner Severfield sees profits return

25/11/2014: Structural steel group Severfield continues to recover from its much-publicised financial difficulties, reporting improved operating margins. more »

Kier JV plans £150m Guildford station development

Kier JV plans £150m Guildford station development

25/11/2014: Plans have been submitted for a £150m regeneration scheme based around improvements to Guildford railway station in Surrey. more »

Skanska sets up 3D printing partnership for concrete sections

Skanska sets up 3D printing partnership for concrete sections

25/11/2014: Skanska is looking to take the lead on using 3D printing to create concrete sections for its UK projects. more »

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