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Contractors settle blacklisting litigation

Contractors settle blacklisting litigation

29 Apr 2016: The eight contractors being sued for blacklisting construction workers have announced that they reached out of court settlements. more »

Man killed in Queensferry Crossing crane accident

Man killed in Queensferry Crossing crane accident

28 Apr 2016: A 60-year-old construction worker has been killed on the deck of the new Queensferry Crossing across the Forth River. more »

European study highlights massive potential for pump-storage hydro

European study highlights massive potential for pump-storage hydro

29 Apr 2016: A European Commission-funded study has identified 2,291GWh of potential at existing reservoir sites ready for development as pumped storage hydro energy plants. more »

BAM wins Frankfurt subway tunnel

BAM wins Frankfurt subway tunnel

29 Apr 2016: BAM’s German tunnel specialist has won a €220m (£171m) construction contract for a subway tunnel in Frankfurt. more »

Mace reduces tender price forecast

Mace reduces tender price forecast

29 Apr 2016: Economic uncertainty has prompted Mace to predict a softening in tender price inflation next year. more »

Morgan Sindall wins 15-year Basildon maintenance deal

Morgan Sindall wins 15-year Basildon maintenance deal

29 Apr 2016: Morgan Sindall Property Services has signed a £300m building maintenance contract with Basildon Council. more »

Small builders fear impact of amendments to planning legislation

Small builders fear impact of amendments to planning legislation

29 Apr 2016: The House of Lords has inserted amendments to the Housing & Planning Bill that threaten to stifle small-scale developments, builders are warning. more »

New boss at Terex UK

New boss at Terex UK

29 Apr 2016: Terex Construction has appointed Gregg Horne as the new general manager of its Coventry-based UK operations. more »

Mergers market sees decline in ‘megadeals’

Mergers market sees decline in ‘megadeals’

28 Apr 2016: PwC’s quarterly analysis of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in engineering and construction has found a decrease in the total value of deals, driven by a substantial decline in transactions worth over $1bn (£686m). more »

Network Rail Property goes it alone

Network Rail Property goes it alone

28 Apr 2016: Network Rail has hived off its property arm into a standalone business with instructions to generate £1.8bn for network improvements. more »

Caterpillar enters EU referendum debate

Caterpillar enters EU referendum debate

29 Apr 2016: Caterpillar says that the UK would be better off if it remains in the European Union. more »

Paul Cossell is new CEO of ISG

Paul Cossell is new CEO of ISG

29 Apr 2016: David Lawther has stepped down as chief executive of ISG and been replaced by Paul Cossell. more »

Shieldhall Tunnel TBM arrives on site

Shieldhall Tunnel TBM arrives on site

29 Apr 2016: Construction of the biggest wastewater tunnel in Scotland reached a key point this week with the arrival of the front sections of the tunnel boring machine (TBM). more »

Contracts awarded for two Singapore stations

Contracts awarded for two Singapore stations

29 Apr 2016: Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded civils contracts with a combined value of about S$334m (£170m) for the construction of two stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). more »

New home registrations fall 9%

New home registrations fall 9%

29 Apr 2016: Latest statistics from the National House-Building Council show a significant decline in the number of new homes being registered in the first three months of 2016. more »

Planning permissions continue to rise

Planning permissions continue to rise

29 Apr 2016: Planning permissions for new homes in England has reached its highest level since 2008, indicating that house-building activity is set to continue growing. more »

Kier wins £53.5m Northampton halls job

Kier wins £53.5m Northampton halls job

29 Apr 2016: Kier has been selected to build a £53.5m student accommodation scheme for the University of Northampton. more »

Construction starts on Shell Centre redevelopment

Construction starts on Shell Centre redevelopment

29 Apr 2016: A groundbreaking ceremony has been held to mark start of construction on the £1bn redevelopment of the Shelll Centre on London's South Bank. more »

L&T outlines April contract wins

L&T outlines April contract wins

28 Apr 2016: The construction arm of India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won contracts worth 17.98bn rupees (£179.7m) this month. more »

Further details unveiled of world’s tallest tower

Further details unveiled of world’s tallest tower

28 Apr 2016: A launch event held in London at Harrods department store has unveiled further details of Dubai’s plans to build the world’s tallest tower. more »

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