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Track and train, together again

Track and train, together again

6 Dec 2016: The Department for Transport is planning to reunite the operation of track and trains on at least one section of the rail network. more »

Budget boost for London cyclists

Budget boost for London cyclists

6 Dec 2016: London is to spend £770m over the next five years on infrastructure and initiatives to promote cycling. more »

Fugro halts sale of Asia Pacific subsea business

Fugro halts sale of Asia Pacific subsea business

6 Dec 2016: Fugro has decided to stop the divestment of its Asia Pacific subsea services business to Shelf Subsea. more »

A-Plant continues to thrive

A-Plant continues to thrive

6 Dec 2016: While some listed plant hire companies struggle, A-Plant has reported double-digit percentage growth in half-year revenue and profit. more »

JS Wright wins New Union Wharf fit out

JS Wright wins New Union Wharf fit out

6 Dec 2016: Building services contractor JS Wright has secured a £3.5m contract to fit out the New Union Wharf development on the Isle of Dogs in east London. more »

Cemex sells Mexican pumping assets

Cemex sells Mexican pumping assets

6 Dec 2016: Cemex has entered an agreement to sell its ready-mix concrete pumping assets in Mexico to Pumping Team. more »

Report lambasts construction’s failure to tackle worker abuse in the Gulf

Report lambasts construction’s failure to tackle worker abuse in the Gulf

5 Dec 2016: Construction companies have been too slow to react to the plight of vulnerable and desperate migrant workers in Qatar and the UAE, says a new report. more »

Contractor fined after crowbar mishap

Contractor fined after crowbar mishap

5 Dec 2016: A Northallerton construction contractor has been fined £33,000 after a worker accidentally had his teeth knocked out with a crowbar. more »

Metrolink sticks with winning team

Metrolink sticks with winning team

5 Dec 2016: Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has confirmed that it will continue its collaboration with the MPact Thales (MPT) contracting consortium and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff for the next extension of its Metrolink tram system. more »

Yorkshire framework renewal worth more than £1bn

Yorkshire framework renewal worth more than £1bn

5 Dec 2016: Civil engineering contractors in the north of England have until 31st January 2017 to register for a framework agreement worth more than £1bn. more »

Revised infrastructure investment pipeline swells by £37 billion

Revised infrastructure investment pipeline swells by £37 billion

5 Dec 2016: The government has published details of the UK’s £500bn pipeline of investment in infrastructure, which indicates more work for the construction industry than ever before. more »

Turner & Townsend joins Antarctic team

Turner & Townsend joins Antarctic team

6 Dec 2016: Turner & Townsend and architect NORR have joined the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) technical advisory team, which is led by engineering consultancy Ramboll. more »

HCA seeks developer for £190m Alton scheme

HCA seeks developer for £190m Alton scheme

6 Dec 2016: The Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) is advertising for a development partner to build homes on the site of the former Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital in Alton, Hampshire. more »

Wates readies RAF Marham for new jets

Wates readies RAF Marham for new jets

6 Dec 2016: Wates Construction has landed a £27m contract to build a new squadron headquarters at RAF Marham in King’s Lynn – home to the next generation of fighter jets. more »

Western Australia introduces building code of conduct

Western Australia introduces building code of conduct

6 Dec 2016: Fair treatment of subcontractors – including timely payment – are among the measures outlined a new code of conduct that comes into force in Western Australia on 1st January 2017. more »

Contract awards plummet 24% in November

Contract awards plummet 24% in November

5 Dec 2016: The value of new construction contracts signed in the UK fell by a quarter last month. more »

Arup joins Dutch Windwheel project

Arup joins Dutch Windwheel project

5 Dec 2016: Arup has joined the team developing the Dutch Windwheel, a 174m-tall building incorporating a pioneering system of energy generation. more »

Leeds plans airport rail link

Leeds plans airport rail link

5 Dec 2016: Leeds City Council has developed plans for £270m of transport improvements, including a new parkway rail station connecting to the local airport. more »

Builder disqualified for tax dodging

Builder disqualified for tax dodging

5 Dec 2016: A tax-dodging builder has been disqualified from being a company director for nine years. more »

London Underground fined £500k for scaffold fall

London Underground fined £500k for scaffold fall

5 Dec 2016: London Underground Ltd has been fined £500,000 for safety after a maintenance worker fell from a tower scaffold in a disused station. more »

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