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Airports Commission recommends third runway for Heathrow

Airports Commission recommends third runway for Heathrow

1 Jul 2015: The Airports Commission has unanimously recommended that a third runway is built at Heathrow Airport. more »

Galliford Try signs £380m Silvertown Way housing deal

Galliford Try signs £380m Silvertown Way housing deal

30 Jun 2015: Galliford Try has signed a development agreement with the Greater London Authority to build the Silvertown Way development in Canning Town, East London. more »

Boskalis wins £31m Portsmouth dredging deal

 Boskalis wins £31m Portsmouth dredging deal

1 Jul 2015: The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has awarded a £31m contract to dredge Portsmouth Harbour to Boskalis Westminster. more »

Costs and delays continue to grow on Hong Kong rail link

Costs and delays continue to grow on Hong Kong rail link

1 Jul 2015: Hong Kong’s government has expressed “grave concern” that the Guangzhou-Hong Kong-Shenzhen Express Rail Link project will now incur cost overruns of more than 30%. more »

Hochtief team lands €1.3bn Riyadh airport expansion

Hochtief team lands €1.3bn Riyadh airport expansion

1 Jul 2015: A Hochtief-led joint venture is to upgrade and expand the King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. more »

Planning permissions rise but barriers remain, says FMB

Planning permissions rise but barriers remain, says FMB

1 Jul 2015: The latest planning permission figures from the government reveal a welcome increase in permissions being granted but do not equate to homes actually being built, according to the Federation of Master Builders. more »

BIM confidence is thin on the ground

BIM confidence is thin on the ground

1 Jul 2015: The vast majority of construction professionals think the industry is not ready to meet mandatory BIM Level 2 requirements by 2016, according to a new survey. more »

ICE in building control quality push

ICE in building control quality push

1 Jul 2015: The Institution of Civil Engineers is urging building control officers to ensure they do not give approval to any submissions with sub-standard structural engineering. more »

Carpenter saws off finger

Carpenter saws off finger

1 Jul 2015: A Dorset building firm has been fined after a worker lost a finger to a flipover saw. more »

Van Oord wins contract for 23.5km of Dubai coastal works

Van Oord wins contract for 23.5km of Dubai coastal works

30 Jun 2015: Developer Nakheel has awarded marine engineering contractor Van Oord a contract to deliver 23.5km of coastline and breakwaters at Deira Islands, its waterfront city development in Dubai. more »

Speedy boss quits after customers neglected

Speedy boss quits after customers neglected

1 Jul 2015: After just 18 months in the job, Speedy chief executive Mark Rogerson has departed. more »

Shroud reduces generator noise

Shroud reduces generator noise

1 Jul 2015: A specialist supplier of noise reduction solutions for the construction industry has come up with a shroud for generator sets. more »

Highways England sets out northwest spending plans

Highways England sets out northwest spending plans

1 Jul 2015: Highways England has produced details of its plans to invest £1.5bn in the northwest’s roads over the next five years. more »

London closes on New York as priciest place to build

London closes on New York as priciest place to build

1 Jul 2015: London’s overall construction costs are now just 4% lower than those of New York, despite labour costs being far cheaper, Turner & Townsend has found. more »

Sika expands in Italy

Sika expands in Italy

1 Jul 2015: Sika has aquired the remaining shares in admixture business Addiment Italia from its joint venture partner Buzzi Unicem. more »

Online trading for surplus building materials

Online trading for surplus building materials

1 Jul 2015: Builders with leftover materials might normally just chuck them in the skip but now there is a specialist website where they can sell them. more »

Stepnell returns to Stowe for science block upgrade

Stepnell returns to Stowe for science block upgrade

1 Jul 2015: Stepnell is starting work on an extension and refurbishment of the science block at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. more »

Kirklees Council bans umbrella companies

Kirklees Council bans umbrella companies

1 Jul 2015: In response to lobbying by union activists, Kirklees Council has voted to ban the use of umbrella companies on any of its construction contracts. more »

Wakefield warehouse for Poundworld

Wakefield warehouse for Poundworld

1 Jul 2015: Construction is set to start on a 524,000 sq ft Poundworld distribution centre in Wakefield. more »

Expansion of Florida’s Port Everglades secures key clearance

Expansion of Florida’s Port Everglades secures key clearance

30 Jun 2015: The chief of the US Army Corps of Engineers has backed a proposed scheme to widen and deepen Port Everglades in Florida. more »

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