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Robertson makes a start on Aberdeen’s new £333m conference centre

Robertson makes a start on Aberdeen’s new £333m conference centre

24 Aug 2016: Main contractor Robertson Construction Group has begun work on site for the new £333m Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC). more »

Builders' merchants report rising sales

Builders' merchants report rising sales

24 Aug 2016: Latest numbers from builders’ merchants indicates a rise in sales in the second quarter of 2016. more »

Interserve wins second York campus scheme

Interserve wins second York campus scheme

24 Aug 2016: Interserve has won a £17m contract to design and build a three-storey development at the University of York's Campus East. more »

Costain sees opportunities ahead despite the ghost of contracts past

Costain sees opportunities ahead despite the ghost of contracts past

24 Aug 2016: Costain sees as much upside as downside to Britain’s exit from the European Union, chief executive Andrew Wyllie said today. more »

Black & Veatch to oversee Indonesia power plant construction

Black & Veatch to oversee Indonesia power plant construction

23 Aug 2016: Black & Veatch has won a consultancy role for a 1,000MW power station just east of the city of Cirebon in West Java, Indonesia. more »

BAM Construct profits up 80% in 2015

BAM Construct profits up 80% in 2015

23 Aug 2016: BAM Construct UK has filed its 2015 accounts showing an 80% rise in profits and turnover up marginally to nearly £900m. more »

Lack of engineers exacerbates Irish housing shortage

Lack of engineers exacerbates Irish housing shortage

23 Aug 2016: Ireland could face persistent housing shortages unless the supply of engineers increases to match demand, Engineers Ireland has warned. more »

Costain JV picks up final Crossrail contract

Costain JV picks up final Crossrail contract

23 Aug 2016: A joint venture of Alstom Transport (UK), TSO and Costain has been awarded a £26m contract to build a rail maintenance depot in Plumstead. more »

Canada launches anti-dumping investigation into rebar

Canada launches anti-dumping investigation into rebar

23 Aug 2016: The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is launching an investigation into the pricing of rebar imported from a number of countries. more »

Wates seals deal for £63.5m research centre in Norwich

Wates seals deal for £63.5m research centre in Norwich

23 Aug 2016: Wates Construction has signed a £63.5m contract to build a food and health research centre at Norwich Research Park. more »

Clugston wins £66m civils contract for Kent waste-to-energy plant

Clugston wins £66m civils contract for Kent waste-to-energy plant

24 Aug 2016: Clugston Construction has secured a £66m contract to deliver the building and civil engineering works for a new waste-fuelled combined heat & power plant for Wheelabrator Technologies at Kemsley in Kent. more »

UK maintains strong trade surplus in construction machinery

UK maintains strong trade surplus in construction machinery

24 Aug 2016: UK exports of construction and earthmoving equipment continued to show modest growth in the second quarter of 2016, and reverse the declining trend seen in 2015 when demand fell in many major overseas markets. more »

Carillion leans further on support services

Carillion leans further on support services

24 Aug 2016: Carillion has reported 10% revenue growth for the first half of 2016 but flat profits. more »

East Midlands tax fraud case comes to a close

East Midlands tax fraud case comes to a close

24 Aug 2016: An investigation by HM Revenue & Customs into a network of 17 construction tradesmen in the East Midlands has concluded with the final one of them being prosecuted this week. more »

BAM wins Limerick library contract

BAM wins Limerick library contract

23 Aug 2016: BAM Building has been appointed for a contract worth €18m (£15.5m) involving the construction of a library extension for the University of Limerick in Ireland. more »

Lendlease gets £200m contract for blingtastic apartment block

Lendlease gets £200m contract for blingtastic apartment block

23 Aug 2016: Lendlease has won a £200m contract to build what will be one of the tallest, and probably glitziest, apartment blocks in London. more »

Sany sets up partnership for drone development

Sany sets up partnership for drone development

23 Aug 2016: Sany is venturing into the development of drones for wind turbine inspections. more »

Persimmon full of post-Brexit optimism as profits surge

Persimmon full of post-Brexit optimism as profits surge

23 Aug 2016: House-builder Persimmon has reported a 29% jump in half-year profits and is expecting further growth in the months ahead as it steps up output. more »

Kier crows over framework appointments

Kier crows over framework appointments

23 Aug 2016: Kier Group reckons it has been a good summer, having won itself places on three major construction frameworks since the start of July. more »

Ramboll appoints new UK boss

Ramboll appoints new UK boss

23 Aug 2016: Mathew Riley has joined consulting engineer Ramboll as its new UK managing director. more »

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