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Balfour Beatty gets extra £36m to solve Olympic Stadium roof problems

Balfour Beatty gets extra £36m to solve Olympic Stadium roof problems

23/10/2014: Balfour Beatty has secured a 23% increase in contract value for converting the London Olympic Stadium. more »

BRE teams up with top Chinese university

BRE teams up with top Chinese university

23/10/2014: BRE is to collaborate with Tsinghua University in Beijing on a joint programme of research. more »

Willmott Dixon lands Llandysul school

Willmott Dixon lands Llandysul school

23/10/2014: Willmott Dixon has been handed a £34.5m contract to build a new school in Llandysul, Wales. more »

£500m Scunthorpe development approved

£500m Scunthorpe development approved

23/10/2014: Outline planning permission has been granted for a £500m development in Lincolnshire. more »

RIBA launches small works building contracts

RIBA launches small works building contracts

23/10/2014: The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is launching two new building contracts next month. more »

Kramer Allrad is now just Kramer

Kramer Allrad is now just Kramer

23/10/2014: To coincide with the launch of a new generation of machines, German manufacturer Kramer Allrad has rebranded as simply Kramer. more »

Balfour Beatty misses out on $1.6bn Sydney scheme

Balfour Beatty misses out on $1.6bn Sydney scheme

23/10/2014: A team that includes Spain’s Acciona has been chosen as preferred bidder to deliver and operate a AU$1.6bn (£810m) rail project serving the central business district (CBD) in Sydney, Australia. more »

Bechtel builds billon-cubic-foot LNG tank

Bechtel builds billon-cubic-foot LNG tank

22/10/2014: Bechtel has begun construction work to expand a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Canada, including building a new one-billion-cubic-foot full-containment storage tank. more »

Contractor wanted for Wigan link road

Contractor wanted for Wigan link road

22/10/2014: A £20m road construction contract is up for grabs from Wigan Council. more »

Galliford Try wins £77m office building work

Galliford Try wins £77m office building work

22/10/2014: Galliford Try’s building division has won two big office construction contracts with a combined value of £77m. more »

Tulloch to build Lerwick's new jetty

Tulloch to build Lerwick's new jetty

23/10/2014: Tulloch Developments has been appointed main contractor for a £16.5m expansion at the Shetland port of Lerwick. more »

House-builders at their busiest since 2007

House-builders at their busiest since 2007

23/10/2014: Registration statistics for new homes indicate that house-building is at its highest level since 2007. more »

Contractor wanted for £50m Old Admiralty Building refurb

Contractor wanted for £50m Old Admiralty Building refurb

23/10/2014: The Department for Education (DfE) and its project manager Mace are inviting contractors to pitch for a £50m contract to refurbish the Grade II listed Old Admiralty Building in London. more »

High-tech truck tests trunk road surfaces

High-tech truck tests trunk road surfaces

23/10/2014: Geotechnical specialist Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract by the Highways Agency to undertake traffic speed structural surveys (TRASS) of England’s strategic road network. more »

A-Plant invests £6m in dumpers

A-Plant invests £6m in dumpers

23/10/2014: A-Plant has placed orders worth more than £6m for 350 site dumpers from Thwaites and Terex. more »

Jones Bros starts on £36m sea defence project

Jones Bros starts on £36m sea defence project

23/10/2014: Coast and marine infrastructure specialist Jones Bros has begun work as a subcontractor on a sea defence project designed to protect a leading resort. more »

Plans progress for 35ha scheme in York

Plans progress for 35ha scheme in York

22/10/2014: Network Rail and City of York Council have signed a partnership deal to develop a 36 hectare brownfield site in the city. more »

Construction employment grows in most US states

Construction employment grows in most US states

22/10/2014: Construction employers added jobs in 39 US states in the last year, according to a new analysis of government data by Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). more »

JCB plans redundancies

JCB plans redundancies

22/10/2014: JCB is to shed more than 2% of its UK workforce, partly as a result of trade sanctions with Russia. more »

Apprentice rises to top of CH2M Hill

Apprentice rises to top of CH2M Hill

22/10/2014: Mark Thurston has taken over from Mark Fallon as European managing director of CH2M Hill in London. more »

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