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Four shortlisted for £50m A9 dualling

Four shortlisted for £50m A9 dualling

24/10/2014: Transport Scotland has released the names of four bidders competing for a £50m contract for the first A9 dualling scheme between Kincraig and Dalraddy. more »

Brookfield Multiplex starts on $100m Sydney retirement village

Brookfield Multiplex starts on $100m Sydney retirement village

24/10/2014: Brookfield Multiplex has begun construction of a AU$100m (£54.6m) retirement village in Sydney’s upmarket Vaucluse suburb. more »

Parts supplier IPS expands into Middle East and beyond

Parts supplier IPS expands into Middle East and beyond

24/10/2014: UK-based parts supplier IPS is expanding into the Middle East, North Africa and India through a new joint venture. more »

Morgan Sindall falls victim to cost inflation

Morgan Sindall falls victim to cost inflation

24/10/2014: Morgan Sindall has issued a profits warning to shareholders after contracts priced more than a year ago have since incurred cost inflation. more »

BIM, hire desks and piling to join construction's apprenticeship offer

BIM, hire desks and piling to join construction's apprenticeship offer

24/10/2014: A construction industry initiative to develop three new apprenticeship schemes has won government support. 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 »

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 »

£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 »

GB passes student housing target with £55m contracts haul

GB passes student housing target with £55m contracts haul

24/10/2014: GB Building Solutions has taken another three contracts in the student housing market, with a collective value of more than £55m. more »

Bogus builder gets five year stretch

Bogus builder gets five year stretch

24/10/2014: A conman who posed as a builder and duped people out of more than £1m has been sent to jail for five years. more »

Mergers soar in materials sector

Mergers soar in materials sector

24/10/2014: The number of merger and acquisitions continues to soar in the construction and engineering sector, including a 24% jump since the last quarter in the materials production sector. more »

Gallagher sticks with Bell for ADTs

Gallagher sticks with Bell for  ADTs

24/10/2014: Kent’s Gallagher Aggregates has bought two new Bell articulated dump trucks (ADTs) to support the extension of Hermitage Quarry in Maidstone. more »

Select completes LGV safety upgrade

Select completes LGV safety upgrade

24/10/2014: Select Plant has specially adapted all of its lorries to reduce the risk of its drivers running over cyclists or pedestrians. 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 »

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 »

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