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Site manager guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence

Site manager guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence

24 Mar 2017: A building site manager has been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after a passer-by was killed when three window frames toppled onto her. more »

Laing O’Rourke starts build phase on The Post Building

Laing O’Rourke starts build phase on The Post Building

24 Mar 2017: Laing O’Rourke has started the main construction stage of the redevelopment of The Post Building in London’s Holborn district. more »

Tender awarded for record-breaking Turkish solar power plant

Tender awarded for record-breaking Turkish solar power plant

24 Mar 2017: The contract has been awarded for a solar power plant with the capacity to supply more than 600,000 households in Turkey. more »

Henry Boot profits up 22%

Henry Boot profits up 22%

24 Mar 2017: Increased property development activity lifted Henry Boot’s turnover by 74% in 2016 and its profits by 22%. more »

Summer start planned for £350m Llanfrechfa hospital

Summer start planned for £350m Llanfrechfa hospital

24 Mar 2017: Laing O’Rourke is expected to begin enabling works for a new £350m hospital near Cwmbran in August. more »

Marshalls first to meet ethical labour sourcing standard

Marshalls first to meet ethical labour sourcing standard

24 Mar 2017: Landscaping products supplier Marshalls has become the first company verified as meeting a new ethical sourcing standard. more »

Bricklaying apprentice faces deportation

Bricklaying apprentice faces deportation

23 Mar 2017: Campaigners are seeking support for their petition to prevent an apprentice bricklayer being deported. more »

Bobcat rounds off compact series

Bobcat rounds off compact series

23 Mar 2017: Bobcat has completed its family of 1-2 tonne compact excavators with the new 1.7-tonne E17Z zero tail swing (ZTS) canopy model. more »

Parsons picked for UAE airport expansion

Parsons picked for UAE airport expansion

23 Mar 2017: Parsons has won the project management contract for Sharjah International Airport expansion in the United Arab Emirates. more »

Kier looks to Cross Keys JV to open doors

Kier looks to Cross Keys JV to open doors

23 Mar 2017: Kier has formed a joint venture with Cross Keys Homes, a housing association and care services provider based in Peterborough. more »

Tower crane operators threaten strike action

Tower crane operators threaten strike action

24 Mar 2017: Tower crane operators at HTC Wolffkran have rejected a 3% pay offer, prompting their union to warn of the risk of industrial action. more »

Bechtel and GE Hitachi pursue nuclear decommissioning work

Bechtel and GE Hitachi pursue nuclear decommissioning work

24 Mar 2017: Bechtel and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy have teamed up to target nuclear decommissioning projects in Germany and Sweden. more »

Shareholders reject Crest Nicholson directors’ bonus scheme

Shareholders reject Crest Nicholson directors’ bonus scheme

24 Mar 2017: House-builder Crest Nicholson’s annual general meeting saw shareholders vote against the pay deal given to its directors. more »

Everton agrees dockside stadium deal

Everton agrees dockside stadium deal

24 Mar 2017: Everton Football Club has agreed terms to build a new £300m stadium at Bramley Moore Dock on the north banks of the Mersey estuary. more »

Construction alliance campaigns against supply chain slavery

Construction alliance campaigns against supply chain slavery

24 Mar 2017: The Construction Coalition Charter has been set up to raise awareness of modern slavery in construction supply chains. more »

Sacyr signs up to build Bolivian cement plant

Sacyr signs up to build Bolivian cement plant

24 Mar 2017: A consortium led by Sacyr Industrial is to build a new cement plant in Bolivia under a US$241m (£187m) contract. more »

Shaylor turnover tops £100m

Shaylor turnover tops £100m

23 Mar 2017: Shaylor Group has filed its accounts for 2016 and they show turnover breaking past £100m for the first time. more »

Bouygues to use VR in safety training

Bouygues to use VR in safety training

23 Mar 2017: Successful trials of a virtual reality (VR) training module have convinced Bouygues of the potential for wider use. more »

WYG frustrated by project delays

WYG frustrated by project delays

23 Mar 2017: Programme deferrals and contract delays are hitting the bottom line of listed consulting engineer WYG. more »

Steady progress for Kier

 Steady progress for Kier

23 Mar 2017: Kier Group has reported steady half-year trading with little change in underlying revenue and profit but modest improvement in construction margins. more »

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