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Consultation begins on cuts to red tape in planning

Consultation begins on cuts to red tape in planning

01/08/2014: Proposals designed to reduce red tape and help builders get onto sites without delay have been put out for consultation. more »

Fines issued after scaffold blows over into Cambridgeshire street

Fines issued after scaffold blows over into Cambridgeshire street

01/08/2014: A Cambridgeshire company and its director have landed in court after an unsecured scaffold blew over into a street when plastic sheeting acted as a sail. more »

Private sector drives recent UK housing growth

Private sector drives recent UK housing growth

01/08/2014: Housing growth in the UK over the last quarter was driven entirely by the private sector, NHBC’s new housing registration figures have shown. more »

ISG wins Park Lane hotel project

ISG wins Park Lane hotel project

01/08/2014: ISG has secured a £3.2m contract at the five-star Grosvenor House hotel on Park Lane, London. more »

Keepmoat wins five-year Midlands housing repair contract

Keepmoat wins five-year Midlands housing repair contract

01/08/2014: Keepmoat Property Services has won a £8.5m contract to carry out repairs and maintenance work for more than 1,400 homes across the Midlands. more »

East Coast Construction strikes deal for eight Dynapac rollers

East Coast Construction strikes deal for eight Dynapac rollers

01/08/2014: East Coast Construction has bought eight compact Dynapac asphalt rollers. more »

Ferrovial team lands €113m Polish expressway

Ferrovial team lands €113m Polish expressway

31/07/2014: A partnership of Ferrovial Agroman subsidiary Budimex and Germany’s Heilit+Woerner has won a contract to build a 15km section of Expressway S5 between the cities of Wroclaw and Korzensko in southwest Poland. more »

Carillion tells Balfour Beatty ‘we’re not done yet’

Carillion tells Balfour Beatty ‘we’re not done yet’

31/07/2014: Carillion has responded to Balfour Beatty decision to walk away from merger talks by saying that as far is it is concerned, the deal is not dead yet. more »

Mexico launches international tender for $3.3bn high-speed railway

Mexico launches international tender for $3.3bn high-speed railway

31/07/2014: The Mexican Ministry of Communications & Transport is inviting international teams to bid for a high-speed rail scheme. more »

New fund for greasing stalled house-building sites

New fund for greasing stalled house-building sites

31/07/2014: The government is inviting local authorities to pitch for grants worth up to £50,000 to be used to unblock stalled house-building projects. more »

Keltbray reports best-ever turnover

Keltbray reports best-ever turnover

01/08/2014: Keltbray has announced the best-ever performance in the company’s 38-year history. more »

Scottish housing association tenders £35m biomass heating project

Scottish housing association tenders £35m biomass heating project

01/08/2014: Ore Valley Housing Association is inviting bids for a combined heat and power station in Fife. more »

Ucatt slams privatisation of prison maintenance

Ucatt slams privatisation of prison maintenance

01/08/2014: Construction union Ucatt has described the government’s decision to privatise the jobs of all prison maintenance and facility maintenance staff as an expensive farce. more »

Liverpool sets out plan for 646 new homes

Liverpool sets out plan for 646 new homes

01/08/2014: Liverpool City Council has set out plans for 646 affordable homes to be built over the next four years after a successful bid for £14m of government cash. more »

A-Plant places order for 300 Doosan compressors

A-Plant places order for 300 Doosan compressors

01/08/2014: A-Plant has placed an order worth over £3m for new portable compressors from Doosan Portable Power. more »

Arcadis agrees to buy Hyder in £256m deal

Arcadis agrees to buy Hyder in £256m deal

31/07/2014: Arcadis is to buy Hyder Consulting in a £256.2m deal agreed by the boards of both companies. more »

Balfour Beatty wins $30m contract for new US client

Balfour Beatty wins $30m contract for new US client

31/07/2014: Balfour Beatty has been appointed to provide construction management at risk services for a new residential building in Washington, DC. more »

Robot revolution for road repairs

Robot revolution for road repairs

31/07/2014: The road repairs backlog is growing, despite the industries effors to 'do more for less'. Will Mann asks the road maintenance sector what needs to change more »

NHS Scotland prepares £240m framework

NHS Scotland prepares £240m framework

31/07/2014: The National Health Service in Scotland is setting up a new framework for medium value construction projects. more »

Astaldi signs $600m Turkish motorway deal

Astaldi signs $600m Turkish motorway deal

31/07/2014: Astaldi has signed a US$600m (£354m) financing agreement for phase 2A of the Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir motorway in Turkey. more »

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