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Strike vote threatens Hinkley Point progress

Strike vote threatens Hinkley Point progress

22 Sep 2017: The labour agreement at Hinkley Point C was supposed to be “the blueprint for all future major construction projects” but now it all seems to be unravelling. more »

Civils contractors support CITB levy

Civils contractors support CITB levy

21 Sep 2017: Civil engineering contractors overwhelmingly support continuation of the Construction Industry Training Board and the levy system, according to a poll by their trade association. more »

Mott MacDonald team lands design of $10bn JFK upgrade

Mott MacDonald team lands design of $10bn JFK upgrade

22 Sep 2017: A team headed by Mott MacDonald and Grimshaw Architects is to lead the preliminary engineering and development work for a US$10bn (£7.4bn) redevelopment of New York’s John F Kennedy Airport. more »

Mace man takes chair at Build UK

Mace man takes chair at Build UK

22 Sep 2017: Construction federation Build UK is under new leadership after its annual general meeting yesterday. more »

McAvoy system to deliver Romford school

McAvoy system to deliver Romford school

22 Sep 2017: The McAvoy Group has won an £8.2m contract for the design and offsite construction of a primary school for Concordia Academy in Romford. more »

Nottingham Broadmarsh contract up for grabs

Nottingham Broadmarsh contract up for grabs

21 Sep 2017: Nottingham City Council is seeking tenders from contractors for design and build works to the former Broadmarsh car park site in the city. more »

T&T to oversee Canadian parliament refurb

T&T to oversee Canadian parliament refurb

21 Sep 2017: Turner & Townsend is to oversee the refurbishment of the Canadian parliament’s Centre Block in a £34m deal that was announced by UK PM Theresa May this week. more »

Builder chosen for Blackpool hotel

Builder chosen for Blackpool hotel

21 Sep 2017: Kirkham-based Warden Construction has been selected to build a 96-bedroom hotel on Blackpool’s Promenade. more »

Wates looks to Ulster expansion

Wates looks to Ulster expansion

21 Sep 2017: Wates is looking to expand its operations into Northern Ireland and is on the hunt for subcontractors. more »

Aecom invests in Heathrow rail scheme

Aecom invests in Heathrow rail scheme

21 Sep 2017: Heathrow Southern Railway Limited (HSRL), a private sector venture aiming to improve rail access to Heathrow Airport, has been boosted by an investment from Aecom. more »

Galliford Try scores again at Arena Central

Galliford Try scores again at Arena Central

22 Sep 2017: Galliford Try has secured a £65m contract to construct the new 3 Arena Central office building in central Birmingham. more »

Kier JV lines up three more housing sites

Kier JV lines up three more housing sites

22 Sep 2017: Kier Living and Together Housing Group have acquired three sites in North Yorkshire market towns for new housing developments. more »

Laing O’Rourke JV wins Sydney metro station

Laing O’Rourke JV wins Sydney metro station

22 Sep 2017: A joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and John Holland has been appointed for the upgrade of Sydenham Station in Sydney, Australia. more »

VolkerFitzpatrick wins Felixstowe docks upgrade

VolkerFitzpatrick wins Felixstowe docks upgrade

22 Sep 2017: Hutchison Ports has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick as main contractor for the latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe. more »

Ridgway Rentals places £9m Komatsu order

Ridgway Rentals places £9m Komatsu order

22 Sep 2017: Ridgway Rentals, based in Oswestry, Shropshire, has placed a £9m construction machinery order with Marubeni-Komatsu. more »

CRH agrees US$3.5bn deal to buy US cement firm

CRH agrees US$3.5bn deal to buy US cement firm

21 Sep 2017: CRH has agreed to acquire Kansas-based Ash Grove Cement in a US$3.5bn (£3.1bn) transaction. more »

Kier returns to profit

Kier returns to profit

21 Sep 2017: Kier Group has largely completed its restructuring and returned to profit, its latest accounts show. more »

Cleaning-out concrete truck brings injury and fine

Cleaning-out concrete truck brings injury and fine

21 Sep 2017: A Canadian ready-mix company has been fined CA$70,000 (£42,100) after a worker was injured while cleaning out a truck. more »

Demolition worker crushed by excavator

Demolition worker crushed by excavator

21 Sep 2017: Wolverhampton based Sterry Lane Ltd, trading as LPD Demolition, has been fined £50,000 after an employee was crushed by a reversing excavator. more »

Alimak gets £3.8m Landmark Pinnacle deal

Alimak gets £3.8m Landmark Pinnacle deal

21 Sep 2017: Chalegrove Properties is spending £3.8m on a shipment of Alimak hoists for use on its latest Canary Wharf tower. more »

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