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Willmott Dixon seeks buyer for its support services division

Willmott Dixon seeks buyer for its support services division

11 Feb 2016: Willmott Dixon has put its support services division up for sale to concentrate on main contracting and residential development. more »

Court rules on defects notification clause

Court rules on defects notification clause

11 Feb 2016: If you put your own standard terms and conditions into a contract, can you be sure that they will stand up under legal scrutiny ? Solicitor Mark Clinton reports on lessons learned from a recent case. more »

T&T picked for high-rise Australian school

T&T picked for high-rise Australian school

11 Feb 2016: Turner & Townsend has been appointed to advise on the construction of the first high-rise public school in New South Wales, Australia. more »

Milner to succeed Ewell as Amey chief executive

Milner to succeed Ewell as Amey chief executive

11 Feb 2016: Mel Ewell, chief executive of Amey for the past 15 years, retires at the end of next month, to be succeeded by Andy Milner. more »

Hope plans bagged cement launch

Hope plans bagged cement launch

11 Feb 2016: Despite being on the verge of being taken over, Hope Construction Materials continues to invest in expanding and strengthening a brand with an uncertain future. more »

Bowmer & Kirkland starts Slough office scheme

Bowmer & Kirkland starts Slough office scheme

11 Feb 2016: Bowmer & Kirkland has broken ground on a five-storey office development at 1 Brunel Way, Slough. more »

Access Alliance adds three more members

Access Alliance adds three more members

11 Feb 2016: Three more regional hire companies have joined the Access Alliance to bolster its nationwide coverage. more »

Trimble buys building software company

Trimble buys building software company

10 Feb 2016: Trimble has bought a developer of software used in the evaluation of building performance. more »

Australia begins hunt for next big idea in transport

Australia begins hunt for next big idea in transport

10 Feb 2016: The New South Wales government in Australia is running a 12-month programme aimed at uncovering trends and technologies that could revolutionise the way transport is planned, built and used. more »

Heseltine has put his band together and is going on tour

Heseltine has put his band together and is going on tour

10 Feb 2016: Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has assembled a panel of advisors to help rebuild England’s tattiest housing estates and is taking them on a tour of target areas. more »

Swansea lagoon kicked into long grass

Swansea lagoon kicked into long grass

11 Feb 2016: The government has resorted to the traditional ministerial method of avoiding a difficult decision over the £1bn Swansea Bay tidal lagoon scheme. It has commissioned an independent review. more »

Calatrava wins design contest for Dubai observation tower

Calatrava wins design contest for Dubai observation tower

11 Feb 2016: A design by engineer and architect Santiago Calatrava has been picked for a landmark observation tower in Dubai. more »

Go-ahead given for Texas nuclear reactors

Go-ahead given for Texas nuclear reactors

11 Feb 2016: The USA’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given the go-ahead for licences to be issued for a nuclear project in Texas. more »

JV lands £20m runway refurb

JV lands £20m runway refurb

11 Feb 2016: The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has handed a Northern Irish joint venture of North Stone and Whitemountain a £20m contract to refurbish a runway at the RAF’s Anglesey air base. more »

Norwest Plant becomes Terex dealer

Norwest Plant becomes Terex dealer

11 Feb 2016: Terex Construction has appointed Norwest Plant to its UK distributor network. more »

DfT names new roads director

DfT names new roads director

11 Feb 2016: The Department for Transport has appointed Tricia Hayes as director general of roads, devolution and motoring. more »

CITB cuts 450 jobs

CITB cuts 450 jobs

10 Feb 2016: The Construction Industry Training Board is reducing its payroll from 1400 full time employees to around 950 over the next three years. more »

Doosan adds to Irish dealer network

Doosan adds to Irish dealer network

10 Feb 2016: Doosan has expanded its authorised dealer network in Ireland with the appointment of Embankment Machinery Sales (EMS), which is based at Saggart near Dublin. more »

Midas taps up Bouygues director

Midas taps up Bouygues director

10 Feb 2016: Midas Group has recruited Rob Bradley from Bouygues to be an executive director. more »

Bellway bullish as home sales soar

Bellway bullish as home sales soar

10 Feb 2016: House-builder Bellway is set to report a strong rise in half-year profits next month as it has been selling more new homes and at significantly higher prices. more »

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