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Union and HTC Wolffkran clash in pay dispute

Union and HTC Wolffkran clash in pay dispute

26 Jul 2017: Unite and the management of crane operator HTC Wolfkrann have clashed over the union’s decision to ballot its members in the ongoing pay dispute. more »

Saint-Gobain to buy Brazilian adhesive business

Saint-Gobain to buy Brazilian adhesive business

26 Jul 2017: Saint-Gobain has agreed to buy an adhesives business operating in Brazil’s construction sector and on the automotive aftermarket. more »

Skanksa wins Norwegian tunnel contract

Skanksa wins Norwegian tunnel contract

26 Jul 2017: Skanska is to renovate two tunnels on the E6 highway in Norway, under a contract worth NOK385m (£37m). more »

Environment Agency tenders £138m of small-scale work

Environment Agency tenders £138m of small-scale work

26 Jul 2017: The Environment Agency is inviting bids for five-year framework contracts covering small-scale civil enginering and maintenance works around the country. more »

Sales up at Caterpillar

Sales up at Caterpillar

26 Jul 2017: Caterpillar’s sales and revenue for the second quarter of 2017 amounted to US$11.3bn, up from US$10.3bn for the same period last year. more »

Merchants report strong month

Merchants report strong month

26 Jul 2017: Builders’ merchants sold 8.5% more to builders and contractors in May 2017 than in the same month the previous year, assisted by one extra trading day. more »

Assessment of major Scottish planning applications slows down

Assessment of major Scottish planning applications slows down

26 Jul 2017: Speed to assess local development applications in Scotland has improved by an average of four days but decisions on major schemes have slowed down by six weeks more »

Amey joins transport policy group

Amey joins transport policy group

26 Jul 2017: Amey has become a corporate partner of a body that brings together directors of regional authorities to shape government policy in areas such as highways. more »

Transport secretary backs Crossrail 2

Transport secretary backs Crossrail 2

25 Jul 2017: Transport secretary Chris Grayling is to work with London’s mayor Sadiq Khan to try and identify an affordable funding package for Crossrail 2, with London paying half the £30bn costs. more »

MCC recommends scrapping plan to build flats at Lord's

MCC recommends scrapping plan to build flats at Lord's

25 Jul 2017: Planned development of Lord’s Cricket Ground should be funded from MCC’s own resources instead of by building residential flats, the club’s committee has recommended. more »

New platform launches for freelance engineers and architects

New platform launches for freelance engineers and architects

26 Jul 2017: A tech start-up has secured support from the UK government and Lebanon’s central bank to enable it to expand the reach of its new hire platform for freelance consulting engineers and architects. more »

Tunnelling breakthrough for Sydney motorway scheme

Tunnelling breakthrough for Sydney motorway scheme

26 Jul 2017: The first breakthrough has taken place on the tunnels for the new M4 motorway in Sydney, Australia. more »

Van Elle reports record revenue and profits

Van Elle reports record revenue and profits

26 Jul 2017: Geotechnical engineering contractor Van Elle has reported its financial results at the end of its maiden year listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). more »

Dutch museum awards contract for underground expansion

Dutch museum awards contract for underground expansion

26 Jul 2017: A VolkerWessels subsidiary has been appointed to carry out underground expansion work at the Paleis Het Loo museum in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. more »

Fugro claims pile-test record

Fugro claims pile-test record

26 Jul 2017: Fugro has achieved what it believes to be a new test load record for continuous flight auger (CFA) piling in the UK and Europe. more »

Modular ‘sheds’ launched as temporary solution to urban housing shortage

Modular ‘sheds’ launched as temporary solution to urban housing shortage

26 Jul 2017: A new design concept seeks to put temporary housing in abandoned buildings more »

Doosan makes first sale of new high-clearance excavator

Doosan makes first sale of new high-clearance excavator

26 Jul 2017: A Scottish contractor that specialises in work in forests is the world’s first purchaser of a new Doosan Dash-5 18.5t crawler excavator with higher ground clearance. more »

UK Construction Week targets fire safety

UK Construction Week targets fire safety

26 Jul 2017: UK Construction Week has announced that it will be holding a series of safety workshops that respond to the issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire. more »

Melbourne Metro Tunnel set to create 7,000 jobs

Melbourne Metro Tunnel set to create 7,000 jobs

25 Jul 2017: The premier of the Australian state of Victoria has announced that nearly 7,000 jobs will be created by the Metro Tunnel project. more »

ALE buys offshore lifting specialist

ALE buys offshore lifting specialist

25 Jul 2017: ALE has bought Dutch structural engineering and lifting contractor Conbit. more »

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