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Surveyors report slowing growth

Surveyors report slowing growth

28 Jul 2016: Latest workload survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows growth continuing to soften as EU uncertainty delays investment. more »

Hochtief sees half-year profits up 25%

Hochtief sees half-year profits up 25%

28 Jul 2016: Hochtief’s half-year results show increases in profits, margins and the order backlog. more »

Switzerland picks team for new Rhine tunnel

Switzerland picks team for new Rhine tunnel

28 Jul 2016: A consortium led by Pöyry has won a contract to carry out engineering services for a new tunnel under the Rhine. more »

Willmott Dixon director joins Beard

Willmott Dixon director joins Beard

28 Jul 2016: Regional construction firm Beard has recruited Nigel Armstrong from Willmott Dixon to be pre-construction manager in its Guildford office. more »

Network Rail retains Jacobs for Heathrow spur

Network Rail retains Jacobs for Heathrow spur

28 Jul 2016: Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a contract by Network Rail to continue its support for improving rail links from the Great Western main line to Heathrow Airport. more »

Carillion closes £190m Irish schools deal

Carillion closes £190m Irish schools deal

27 Jul 2016: A Carillion joint venture has achieved financial close on a public-private partnership contract for six schools in Ireland. more »

LafargeHolcim sells Sri Lankan buisiness

LafargeHolcim sells Sri Lankan buisiness

27 Jul 2016: LafargeHolcim has signed an agreement to sell its interest in Holcim Lanka for US$400m (£305m). more »

Civils contractors say growth years are now over

Civils contractors say growth years are now over

26 Jul 2016: The first national poll of civil engineering contractors since the EU referendum reveals that growth in the sector has ground to a halt. more »

Cat sales drop 39% in four years

Cat sales drop 39% in four years

26 Jul 2016: Caterpillar, the US construction machinery giant, is spending $700m on restructuring and redundancies this year as it reshapes to cope with another substantial drop in sales. more »

Plans in for Leith development

Plans in for Leith development

26 Jul 2016: Edinburgh developer Cala Management is seeking planning permission to build 425 new homes in the Leith docklands. more »

Crossrail lessons inform new sprayed concrete guide

Crossrail lessons inform new sprayed concrete guide

28 Jul 2016: New guidance on the safe application of sprayed concrete has been published by the British Tunnelling Society (BTS). more »

Vinci team wins French track renewal contract

Vinci team wins French track renewal contract

28 Jul 2016: A joint venture of Vinci subsidiary ETF, Meccoli, VFLI and Sferis has won a contract to renew almost 200km of French railway tracks a year using a “high output renewal train”. more »

Bedford Square second phase approved

Bedford Square second phase approved

28 Jul 2016: McAleer & Rushe has secured planning approval from Belfast City Council for the second phase of its Bedford Square scheme. more »

Home Group signs Harrogate land deal

Home Group signs Harrogate land deal

28 Jul 2016: Newcastle-based social housing landlord Home Group is planning to build a development of 345 homes on the edge of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. more »

Government finally clears airport expansion… for London City

Government finally clears airport expansion… for London City

28 Jul 2016: While the major airports at Heathrow and Gatwick are left hanging for a government decision on construction of a new runway, a lesser southeast airport has been cleared for expansion. more »

MIT study proposes greener approach to road maintenance

MIT study proposes greener approach to road maintenance

27 Jul 2016: Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA have published a paper that proposes using ‘big data’ to identify specific sections of roads where improvements will have the greatest impact. more »

Breedon cleared to complete Hope acquisition

Breedon cleared to complete Hope acquisition

27 Jul 2016: The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has given final clearance to Breedon’s acquisition of Hope Construction Materials. more »

Turner & Townsend turnover passes £400m

Turner & Townsend turnover passes £400m

26 Jul 2016: The global footprint of construction consultant Turner & Townsend helped it to maintain solid growth in the past year. more »

Change at the top for Fugro GeoServices

Change at the top for Fugro GeoServices

26 Jul 2016: Ross Stevens has been promoted to managing director of geotechnical specialist Fugro GeoServices. more »

Keepmoat appoints West Yorks director

Keepmoat appoints West Yorks director

26 Jul 2016: House-builder and regeneration specialist Keepmoat, has promoted Ian Hoad to regional director in its new Leeds office. more »

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