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Hyder swings back to Arcadis

Hyder swings back to Arcadis

22/08/2014: The board of Hyder Consulting has accepted an improved takeover offer from Dutch engineer Arcadis. more »

Costain Skanska reach milestone at Paddington (VIDEO)

Costain Skanska reach milestone at Paddington (VIDEO)

22/08/2014: Construction of the £250m Crossrail Paddington station has reached a milestone as contractor Costain Skanska JV has excavated down to the tunnels 16m below ground level. more »

Balfour Beatty expands US energy focus

Balfour Beatty expands US energy focus

22/08/2014: Balfour Beatty Construction is expanding its division in Houston to include a group focused solely on construction and renovation for the oil and gas industry. more »

Miller doubles group profits despite construction losses

Miller doubles group profits despite construction losses

22/08/2014: Miller Construction made a loss of £6.2m in the first half of 2014 before being sold to Galliford Try. more »

Skanska to build Stockholm housing development

Skanska to build Stockholm housing development

22/08/2014: Skanska has signed a contract with AB Stockholmshem to construct five apartment buildings in Stockholm, Sweden. more »

Second quarter housing starts up 18% on last year

Second quarter housing starts up 18% on last year

22/08/2014: The level of England’s new housing construction activity in the April to June quarter of 2014 was unchanged on the first quarter but up 18% year-on-year. more »

Kier's Kings Lynn crew holds strike ballot

Kier's Kings Lynn crew holds strike ballot

22/08/2014: The GMB union is organising a strike ballot of 45 members employed by Kier Refuse Services in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk in a pay dispute. more »

Safway introduces high-definition laser surveying service

Safway introduces high-definition laser surveying service

22/08/2014: Safway is introducing a service that can deliver three-dimensional (3D) images of existing conditions for projects such as industrial plants, bridges or historic renovations. more »

Construction of ‘Lego House’ begins

Construction of ‘Lego House’ begins

21/08/2014: Six foundation stones dimensioned to represent classic Lego bricks have been laid this week to mark the start of construction of the 'Lego House' in the company’s hometown. more »

Wolseley’s utilities acquisitions cleared

Wolseley’s utilities acquisitions cleared

21/08/2014: The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has approved Wolseley UK’s purchase of Fusion Provida UK and Utility Power Systems. more »

HSE finds its new chief

HSE finds its new chief

22/08/2014: Richard Judge, currently chief executive of the Insolvency Service, has been chosen to head up the Health & Safety Executive. more »

Funding deal for Pentland Firth tidal array

Funding deal for Pentland Firth tidal array

22/08/2014: Construction of the world’s biggest tidal array could start before the end of the year after securing government grants. more »

India approves new 38km metro

India approves new 38km metro

22/08/2014: India’s Cabinet has approved plans for a new 38.2km metro to tackle increasing congestion in Nagpur City, India’s thirteenth-largest conurbation. more »

Henry Boot enjoys market revival

Henry Boot enjoys market revival

22/08/2014: Henry Boot has seen a strong rise in profits in the first half of the year despite a decline in revenues. more »

New FD for Aukett Swanke

New FD for Aukett Swanke

22/08/2014: Architecture practice Aukett Swanke has recruited Beverley Wright from CH2M Hill to be its new group finance director. more »

Croydon grants EM contract extension

Croydon grants EM contract extension

22/08/2014: EM Highway Services has secured a two-year extension to its London Borough of Croydon (LBC) contract. more »

Land Engineering prefers GAP

Land Engineering prefers GAP

22/08/2014: GAP Group has signed a deal to be Land Engineering’s primary preferred supplier of non-operated plant. more »

Vinci and Hochtief make the shortlist for Canadian road PPP

Vinci and Hochtief make the shortlist for Canadian road PPP

21/08/2014: Three teams have been shortlisted for the next stage of the competitive selection process to build the largest transport infrastructure project in Saskatchewan’s history. more »

European construction output falls

European construction output falls

21/08/2014: Production in construction in June fell by 0.7% in the Eurozone compared to May and by 0.3% across all 28 countries of the EU (EU28). more »

Brothers jailed for asbestos negligence on refurbishment job

Brothers jailed for asbestos negligence on refurbishment job

21/08/2014: Two brothers from Stoke-on-Trent, described as having little or no experience of building and construction work, have been sent to prison sentences after exposing site workers to asbestos. more »

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