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UK votes to leave EU: Comment

UK votes to leave EU: Comment

24 Jun 2016: The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland has voted to leave the European Union. Phil Bishop writes. more »

SSE calls for Britain to remain in energy union

SSE calls for Britain to remain in energy union

24 Jun 2016: Energy supplier SSE says that while the UK is leaving the EU it needs to remain within the European internal energy market. more »

Civils contractors fear for major projects

Civils contractors fear for major projects

24 Jun 2016: Civil engineering contractors say the way to stabilise the economy in the wake of the Brexit vote is to get moving on major infrastructure projects. more »

Columbus wins US ‘smart city’ transport funding

Columbus wins US ‘smart city’ transport funding

24 Jun 2016: The city of Columbus in Ohio is to receive US$50m (£33.7m) in funding as winner of the US Department of Transportation’s SmartCity Challenge. more »

Khan sets down marker for new approach to London planning

Khan sets down marker for new approach to London planning

23 Jun 2016: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has made an early statement of intent to show a new attitude to planning in the capital more »

UK supports Pakistan motorway upgrade

UK supports Pakistan motorway upgrade

23 Jun 2016: The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has awarded a US$34m (£23m) grant to help the government of Pakistan upgrade sections of motorway in Punjab. more »

Skanska wins Tennessee office contract

Skanska wins Tennessee office contract

23 Jun 2016: Skanska has won a contract with the US state of Tennessee to renovate and expand an office building. more »

Approval for £90m Congleton link road

Approval for £90m Congleton link road

23 Jun 2016: Cheshire East Council has given planning approval to its 5.7km Congleton link road project. more »

Cat offers dual power mini

Cat offers dual power mini

23 Jun 2016: Caterpillar has added the model 300.9D VPS (Versatile Power System) to the Cat range of mini-hydraulic excavators. more »

5.3% pay hike agreed for 400,000 construction workers

5.3% pay hike agreed for 400,000 construction workers

23 Jun 2016: After protracted negotiations the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) has agreed a pay deal for the 400,000 construction workers under its remit. more »

John Holland wins early works contract for Melbourne metro

 John Holland wins early works contract for Melbourne metro

24 Jun 2016: John Holland has won a contract for preparatory works for the AU$10.9bn (£5.6bn) new metro in Melbourne, Australia. more »

Property sector expects to withstand initial shock

Property sector expects to withstand initial shock

24 Jun 2016: Real estate commentators appear confident that the house-building sector can withstand the shock of the UK’s exit from the European Union. more »

BWSC starts £140m Kent biomass plant

BWSC starts £140m Kent biomass plant

24 Jun 2016: Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has begun construction on a new £140m biomass, renewable energy plant in Kent. more »

Shepherd results justify construction exit

Shepherd results justify construction exit

24 Jun 2016: Shepherd Group’s 2015 accounts have revealed how badly the business needed restructuring ahead of the shake-up last year that now leave it focused on Portakabin. more »

Three shortlisted for $5.5bn Melbourne tunnel

Three shortlisted for $5.5bn Melbourne tunnel

23 Jun 2016: Three teams of major contractors have been shortlisted to design and build a AU$5.5bn (£2.8bn) road tunnel project in Melbourne, Australia. more »

£20m Luton science block up for grabs

£20m Luton science block up for grabs

23 Jun 2016: The University of Bedfordshire is advertising a contractor to design and build a new science building on its Luton Campus. more »

Jail becomes standard for Gas Safe breaches

Jail becomes standard for Gas Safe breaches

23 Jun 2016: Another plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence for carrying out gas fitting work while not on the Gas Safe Register. more »

Solid growth in the commercial sector

Solid growth in the commercial sector

23 Jun 2016: UK office construction reached a post-recession peak in the first quarter of 2016, according to latest analysis, with more than £2bn worth of contracts awarded. more »

Costain prepares drones framework

Costain prepares drones framework

23 Jun 2016: Costain is negotiating with operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to create a framework of approved suppliers that can meet its needs. more »

Woolwich estates flattened, now rebuild begins

Woolwich estates flattened, now rebuild begins

23 Jun 2016: Lovell has broken ground on a £320m housing regeneration project in southeast London. more »

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