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83% of construction workers had no training last year

83% of construction workers had no training last year

23/01/2015: A survey of 1600 construction workers has found that nearly half have received a pay rise in the past year but only one in six have been given any sort of training. more »

Dawnus picked for Cardiff Bay link road

Dawnus picked for Cardiff Bay link road

23/01/2015: Dawnus Construction has landed a £27.3m contract to build the Cardiff Eastern Bay link road for the Welsh government. more »

CH2M Hill and Mace scoop Dubai trade centre contract

CH2M Hill and Mace scoop Dubai trade centre contract

23/01/2015: A consortium of CH2M Hill and Mace has won the competitive tender for a key contract at the new commercial district that will host Expo 2020 Dubai. more »

CRH confirms interest in Lafarge Holcim assets

CRH confirms interest in Lafarge Holcim assets

23/01/2015: Irish building materials giant CRH has confirmed that it is in discussions with Lafarge and Holcim about the possible purchase of some of their assets. more »

AFI offers online platform hire

AFI offers online platform hire

23/01/2015: Access hire company AFI has set up an online facility for customer to order powered access platforms. more »

Keepmoat wins Newcastle housing deals

Keepmoat wins Newcastle housing deals

23/01/2015: Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat has won three contracts together worth £11m to build affordable homes for Your Homes Newcastle. more »

Seddon selected for Swadlincote

Seddon selected for Swadlincote

23/01/2015: Social landlord Trent & Dove Housing has handed Seddon Construction a £4.6m contract to build a housing development in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. more »

Atlas Copco gets €300m loan for R&D

Atlas Copco gets €300m loan for R&D

22/01/2015: Atlas Copco has secured a €300m (£229m) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to develop cleaner, safer and more efficient equipment. more »

HSS valued at £365m

HSS valued at £365m

22/01/2015: Tool hire group HSS has put the expected price range for its forthcoming initial public offering at between 210 pence to 262 pence per share. more »

Kubota outsources logistics to Unipart

Kubota outsources logistics to Unipart

22/01/2015: Kubota UK is outsourcing its parts warehousing, distribution and logistics to Unipart under a five-year deal. more »

New boss says Balfour Beatty had grown out of control

New boss says Balfour Beatty had grown out of control

22/01/2015: Balfour Beatty’s board was presented with the findings of KPMG's three-month review on Wednesday (21/01/15) and immediately issued another profits warning. That makes six in two years. more »

Cut-price bid wins Welsh bypass for Balfour Beatty

Cut-price bid wins Welsh bypass for Balfour Beatty

23/01/2015: In the week that Balfour Beatty was criticised for getting its prices wrong, the company has been confirmed for a major road scheme with a bid 30% below the client’s estimate. more »

Port of Montreal to get $132m upgrade

Port of Montreal to get $132m upgrade

23/01/2015: Plans have been unveiled for a major upgrade to the Port of Montreal in Canada. more »

New chair for Ucatt

New chair for Ucatt

23/01/2015: Construction union Ucatt has elected Neil Andrews as its new chair. more »

Carillion signs its £200m prison maintenance deal

Carillion signs its £200m prison maintenance deal

23/01/2015: Carillion has signed a pair of contracts to provide facilities management services for public sector prisons. more »

Tunnellers training plan gets funding

Tunnellers training plan gets funding

23/01/2015: The tunnelling sector’s pitch for government funding to support training programmes has come up trumps. more »

Ferrovial and Holcim picked for Canadian highway PPP

Ferrovial and Holcim picked for Canadian highway PPP

22/01/2015: A consortium of Ferrovial subsidiary Cintra Infraestructuras and Holcim (Canada) has been named as preferred bidder to design, build, finance and maintain the second phase of Highway 407. more »

BAM JV secures Frankfurt tunnel contract

BAM JV secures Frankfurt tunnel contract

22/01/2015: Royal BAM’s German tunnelling subsidiary Wayss & Freytag has won a joint venture contract to build the Europagarten Tunnel in Frankfurt. more »

Turner & Townsend wins role with fast-growing hostel chain

Turner & Townsend wins role with fast-growing hostel chain

22/01/2015: Turner & Townsend is to provide client representative and cost management services for the first site in the Netherlands selected by fast-growing chain Generator Hostels. more »

New directors join HS2

New directors join HS2

22/01/2015: Two key new recruits have joined HS2 Ltd, the company gearing up to build a new high speed rail network between London and the north of England. more »

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