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NAO trashes government's Hinkley deal

NAO trashes government's Hinkley deal

23 Jun 2017: The government’s deal for Hinkley Point C is high risk with uncertain benefits, according to the National Audit Office. more »

Experts take fire extinguisher to government's bonfire of safety regs

Experts take fire extinguisher to government's bonfire of safety regs

22 Jun 2017: Safety professionals are urging the government to end its obsession with deregulating health and safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze. more »

Trailblazing elevator makes world debut

Trailblazing elevator makes world debut

23 Jun 2017: Thyssenkrupp has inaugurated the first of a new type of lift that can move sideways as well as up and down. more »

Birmingham to fit sprinklers in tower blocks

Birmingham to fit sprinklers in tower blocks

23 Jun 2017: Birmingham City Council is planning to fit sprinkler systems and other fire suppression measures to its residential tower blocks. more »

Safety inspections down by 14%

Safety inspections down by 14%

23 Jun 2017: The number of visits made by Health & Safety Executive inspectors to construction sites in Great Britain has fallen by 14% in 12 months. more »

Modular specialist invests in expansion

Modular specialist invests in expansion

23 Jun 2017: Modular specialist Integra Buildings has bought more land in East Yorkshire to expand its operations. more »

Ingent breaks out of JMS

Ingent breaks out of JMS

23 Jun 2017: Richard Wigzell, formerly co-owner of JMS Consulting Engineers in Ipswich, has separated from his former partner and set up his own business, Ingent Consulting Engineers. more »

New chair for Temporary Works Forum

New chair for Temporary Works Forum

23 Jun 2017: Tim Lohmann, director of Wentworth House Partnership, has been appointed chairman of the Temporary Works Forum. more »

Rudimental to replace Mark Ronson at TCi Race Day

Rudimental to replace Mark Ronson at TCi Race Day

22 Jun 2017: We are excited to announce the Brit Award winning band Rudimental will perform at The 2017 Construction Index Race Day on Saturday 1st July at Doncaster Racecourse.  more »

JV scoops $2.8bn Sydney Harbour tunnel contract

 JV scoops $2.8bn Sydney Harbour tunnel contract

22 Jun 2017: A joint venture led by CPB Contractors and John Holland has landed a AU$2.81bn (£1.68bn) contract to build a new metro deep under Sydney Harbour in Australia. more »

Camden strips Rydon's tower block cladding

Camden strips Rydon's tower block cladding

22 Jun 2017: Camden Council in London has begun to strip cladding panels off five tower blocks after finding them to have a combustible polyethylene core. more »

Flammable cladding removed in Manchester

Flammable cladding removed in Manchester

23 Jun 2017: Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) working with the Greater Manchester Fire service is taking down flammable cladding from its Village 135 development. more »

Balfour Beatty US expands deployment of collaboration tool

Balfour Beatty US expands deployment of collaboration tool

23 Jun 2017: Balfour Beatty's US business has selected Egnyte Connect as the system to be used for content collaboration across the company. more »

Lovell seeks to build Scottish supply chain

Lovell seeks to build Scottish supply chain

23 Jun 2017: Lovell is inviting contractors from across Scotland’s central belt to a supply chain partner day in Livingston next month. more »

Eiffage wins Brussels HQ contract

Eiffage wins Brussels HQ contract

23 Jun 2017: Two Eiffage subsidiaries have won a €190m (£167m) contract to build the new headquarters of BNP Paribas Fortis in Brussels. more »

Causeway attracts private equity backing

Causeway attracts private equity backing

23 Jun 2017: Construction software producer Causeway has secured private equity backing and refinanced. more »

Mears strike continues

Mears strike continues

23 Jun 2017: The battle between housing maintenance contractor Mears and the Unite trade union appears to be getting increasingly bitter as the dispute moves into its 14th day of strike action. more »

Developer picked for $1bn Oman waterfront scheme

Developer picked for $1bn Oman waterfront scheme

23 Jun 2017: The government of Oman has chosen a partner for the US$1bn (£790m) transformation of Port Sultan Qaboos into a mixed-use waterfront development. more »

VSL readies cables for Wear bridge

VSL readies cables for Wear bridge

22 Jun 2017: Contractors building Sunderland’s New Wear Crossing are preparing to install the cable stays on the bridge. more »

Dorset firm provides steelwork for Belize sports arena

Dorset firm provides steelwork for Belize sports arena

22 Jun 2017: Christchurch-based Reidsteel has designed and fabricated the steelwork for Belize’s new national arena. more »

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