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Manchester Uni launches construction academy

Manchester Uni launches construction academy

17 Apr 2015: The University of Manchester has launched a construction academy that will offer six-week courses to help local residents find jobs in the industry. more »

M54 project joins ICE’s public information campaign

M54 project joins ICE’s public information campaign

17 Apr 2015: The M54 junction 3 to 4 improvement in Telford has become one of the first projects to join an ICE campaign designed to make the public and politicians appreciate the importance of civil engineering. more »

BRE Trust seeks five students for Loughborough PhDs

BRE Trust seeks five students for Loughborough PhDs

17 Apr 2015: Built environment charity the BRE Trust is inviting applications for five PhD places it is funding at Loughborough University. more »

Persimmon makes encouraging start to the year

Persimmon makes encouraging start to the year

17 Apr 2015: Persimmon issued a trading update at its AGM yesterday, saying that it has made an encouraging start to 2015 helped by the improving state of the UK economy and low mortgage rates. more »

Vinci signs partnership with Paris football club

Vinci signs partnership with Paris football club

16 Apr 2015: Vinci and Paris Football Club have signed a five-year partnership deal that involves sponsorship of the first team and educational initiatives for young trainees. more »

Slovakia awards D1 motorway contract

Slovakia awards D1 motorway contract

16 Apr 2015: Porr has won a €19.75m (£14.25m) project to build the Triblavina junction on the D1 motorway in Slovakia. more »

Virginia cancels $1.4bn highway contract

Virginia cancels $1.4bn highway contract

16 Apr 2015: The US state of Virginia has announced that it is terminating its contract with Ferrovial Agroman and American Infrastructure for the delivery of the Route 460 project. more »

Election brings planning process to a halt

Election brings planning process to a halt

16 Apr 2015: It is a feature of the democratic process that every time there is a major election coming up, everything tends to grind to a halt. So it is with the planning system. more »

Seabraes bridge lifted in (video)

Seabraes bridge lifted in (video)

16 Apr 2015: Contractor Morgan Sindall has lifted into place a 56-metre long steel bridge over the railway line in Dundee. more »

Riwal adds reach to UK fleet

Riwal adds reach to UK fleet

16 Apr 2015: Powered access hire firm Riwal has added new models from JLG and SkyJack to its UK fleet. more »

McLaren secures trio of warehouse projects

McLaren secures trio of warehouse projects

17 Apr 2015: Logistics and warehouse developer IDI Gazeley has awarded McLaren Construction a trio of new projects with a combined value of £40m. more »

Wates wins 50-home Coventry contract

Wates wins 50-home Coventry contract

17 Apr 2015: Whitefriars Housing has awarded Wates Living Space a contract for 50 new homes in Coventry. more »

Liebherr introduces new control for tower cranes

Liebherr introduces new control for tower cranes

17 Apr 2015: Liebherr has upgraded the controller for its tower cranes to allow for easier adjustment and meet forthcoming new safety standards. more »

Procurement set to start for new Paris metro line

Procurement set to start for new Paris metro line

16 Apr 2015: The Société du Grand Paris is preparing to publish a preliminary information notice about the first eight civils contracts for a major new underground railway in the French capital. more »

Turner & Townsend wins cost role at Grimshaw-designed aquatic centre

Turner & Townsend wins cost role at Grimshaw-designed aquatic centre

16 Apr 2015: Turner & Townsend has won a contract to provide cost management services for a major aquatic centre in the Green Park development in Sydney, Australia. more »

Canada picks international team for new Champlain Bridge

Canada picks international team for new Champlain Bridge

16 Apr 2015: A consortium of eight businesses has been named as the preferred bidder for a PPP project to replace the Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Canada. more »

Murphy recruits ops director from Skanska

Murphy recruits ops director from Skanska

16 Apr 2015: Civils contractor J Murphy & Sons has appointed Bill Thicknes as its new operations director for London & South. more »

Cemex drivers get clearer view with new 20-tonne Econic tipper

Cemex drivers get clearer view with new 20-tonne Econic  tipper

16 Apr 2015: Cemex has become the first company in the UK to operate and trial the new Mercedes-Benz Econic tipper truck, which has been designed to reduce the risk of hitting cyclists and pedestrians. more »

Stewart Milne seeks Inverness subbies

Stewart Milne seeks Inverness subbies

16 Apr 2015: Construction company Stewart Milne is looking for subcontractors and trade suppliers to help out on a house-building project in Inverness. more »

Egypt gets funding for US$671m Sharm El-Sheikh airport expansion

Egypt gets funding for US$671m Sharm El-Sheikh airport expansion

16 Apr 2015: The African Development Bank Group has approved a US$140m (£95m) loan towards the expansion of Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh airport. more »

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