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Sadiq Khan refuses funds for Garden Bridge

Sadiq Khan refuses funds for Garden Bridge

28 Apr 2017: The Garden Bridge is unlikely to go ahead as London’s mayor has decided against providing any financial guarantees. more »

Netherlands issues recommendations following site fatality

Netherlands issues recommendations following site fatality

28 Apr 2017: The Dutch Safety Board has issued a series of recommendations following an accident that killed a passer-by on a Royal BAM site. more »

Brazil awards Sao Paulo motorway concession

Brazil awards Sao Paulo motorway concession

28 Apr 2017: A 30-year concession for a major highway in Brazil has been awarded to Arteris, a subsidiary of Abertis. more »

Design contract awarded for third Menai bridge

Design contract awarded for third Menai bridge

28 Apr 2017: The Welsh government has awarded Aecom a design contract for a third bridge over the Menai Strait. more »

Engcon announces new tiltrotator

Engcon announces new tiltrotator

28 Apr 2017: Engcon is set to launch its most powerful tiltrotator yet, a new model for excavators up to 33t. more »

Details set out for June’s Demo Expo

Details set out for June’s Demo Expo

28 Apr 2017: Demo Expo 2017 will feature big names including Marubeni Komatsu, Atlas Copco, Finning CAT, JCB Sales and Liebherr GB, the organisers have said. more »

Aberdeenshire councillors back further Blackdog scheme

Aberdeenshire councillors back further Blackdog scheme

28 Apr 2017: Aberdeenshire councillors have approved a further tranche of buildings for a £150m mixed-use development near Blackdog. more »

Leicestershire plant hire firm adds to fleet

Leicestershire plant hire firm adds to fleet

28 Apr 2017: Leicestershire-based Danaher & Walsh Plant Hire has placed orders worth £3m for new plant from Caterpillar and Volvo. more »

Sumitomo buys into Brazil’s water sector

Sumitomo buys into Brazil’s water sector

27 Apr 2017: Sumitomo plans to use know-how gained through involvement in Sutton & East Surrey Water to help improve Brazil’s water sector. more »

Heathrow launches drive for off-site construction

Heathrow launches drive for off-site construction

27 Apr 2017: Heathrow plans to use its £16bn expansion to drive growth in off-site construction across the UK. more »

Reading approves £500m development

Reading approves £500m development

28 Apr 2017: Reading Football Club’s proposed £500m Royal Elm Park development has been approved by the borough’s planning committee. more »

OHL enters Irish market with €120m hospital scheme

OHL enters Irish market with €120m hospital scheme

28 Apr 2017: A 50-50 joint venture of Spanish firm OHL and Ireland’s JJ Rhatigan is to build a hospital north of Dublin for more than €120m (£101m). more »

Number of new homes hits 10-year high

Number of new homes hits 10-year high

28 Apr 2017: New home registrations in the UK have reached a 10-year high. more »

Architects feel more confident

Architects feel more confident

28 Apr 2017: The latest survey from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) shows a rise in confidence about future workloads. more »

Hitachi enters UK lift market

Hitachi enters UK lift market

28 Apr 2017: Hitachi has bought Temple Lifts, a UK-based company that manages the sales, installation, maintenance and repair of lifts. more »

British Steel warns of job losses in Special Profiles business

British Steel warns of job losses in Special Profiles business

28 Apr 2017: British Steel has set out plans to make its manufacturing of components such as excavator track-shoes more competitive, including a possible loss of up to 70 jobs over the next two years. more »

Lovell starts on Rutland housing scheme

Lovell starts on Rutland housing scheme

28 Apr 2017: Lovell is set to start work on a £7.25m housing development in Greetham, north Rutland. more »

Fifth generation takes the helm at Bechtel

Fifth generation takes the helm at Bechtel

27 Apr 2017: Brendan Bechtel has been elected chairman of Bechtel Group, taking over from his father Riley. more »

Kingspan reports good start to the year

Kingspan reports good start to the year

27 Apr 2017: Kingspan has reported that its group sales for the first quarter of this year were up 24% on the same period in 2016. more »

Administrators brought in at Cheshire housing business

Administrators brought in at Cheshire housing business

27 Apr 2017: Cheshire-based Harbur Construction Limited has gone into administration. more »

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