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Build UK sets out action plan

Build UK sets out action plan

1 Sep 2015: A formal alliance of 27 of construction’s biggest contractors with 40 niche trade associations representing 11,500 specialist contractors is officially launched today. more »

Stockholm project replicated in Minecraft

Stockholm project replicated in Minecraft

1 Sep 2015: The groundbreaking for a major Stockholm development project has taken place simultaneously on site and in a virtual replica within the Minecraft gaming world. more »

NHS Grampian lodges £150m Foresterhill plan

NHS Grampian lodges £150m Foresterhill plan

1 Sep 2015: NHS Grampian has revealed plans to invest more than £150m on construction of new facilities at its Foresterhill Campus in Aberdeen over the next five years. more »

NHBC registrations up 12% in July

NHBC registrations up 12% in July

1 Sep 2015: The number of new homes being registered across the UK continues to outperform 2014 levels, according to the July figures from the National House-Building Council (NHBC). more »

K-Tec increases scraper capacity

K-Tec increases scraper capacity

1 Sep 2015: A Canadian manufacturer has launched what it says is the largest construction pull scraper on the market. more »

Salini Impregilo signs deal for Georgia hydro scheme

Salini Impregilo signs deal for Georgia hydro scheme

1 Sep 2015: Salini Impregilo has signed the contract for a US$575m (£373m) hydroelectric project in Georgia. more »

Faslane gets £500m infrastructure upgrade

Faslane gets £500m infrastructure upgrade

31 Aug 2015: On a visit to Scotland chancellor George Osborne has announced £500m funding for new infrastructure at the Faslane nuclear submarine base. more »

Scape extends Kier's minor works framework

Scape extends Kier's minor works framework

28 Aug 2015: Local authority procurement organisation Scape has retained Kier as the sole contractor to deliver up to £1.5bn of construction and maintenance work over the next four years. more »

Self-healing concrete trials start

Self-healing concrete trials start

28 Aug 2015: Field trials of self-healing concrete have begun at the Heads of the Valleys highways improvement project in South Wales. more »

Bids invited for £140m Colombian station

Bids invited for £140m Colombian station

28 Aug 2015: UK Trade & Investment is alerting British contractors to a newly published tender for a station in Colombia. more »

London's dirty old plant ban now in force

London's dirty old plant ban now in force

1 Sep 2015: From today construction machinery across London must meet new Low Emission Zone (LEZ) requirements. more »

Lendlease begins work on $240m Sydney scheme

Lendlease begins work on $240m Sydney scheme

1 Sep 2015: Lendlease has begun work on the AU$240m (£111m) redevelopment of the Macarthur Square shopping centre in southwest Sydney, Australia. more »

L&T wins track contract for Riyadh Metro

L&T wins track contract for Riyadh Metro

1 Sep 2015: Larsen & Toubro’s railway business has won a major contract for track construction on the first two lines of the Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia. more »

Thomas Vale starts Wolverhampton brewery conversion

Thomas Vale starts Wolverhampton brewery conversion

1 Sep 2015: Main contractor Thomas Vale starts work this week on the conversion of a derelict brewery site into a centre of excellence for construction education. more »

LAE adds Boss site huts

LAE adds Boss site huts

1 Sep 2015: LAE Welfare Hire Solutions is diversifying from its core business of supplying welfare vans for hire and sale to the supply of welfare cabins as well. more »

Takeover saves Imtech UK

Takeover saves Imtech UK

31 Aug 2015: Imtech UK has been taken over by private equity firm Endless LLP and a deal for the Irish business is expected soon. more »

Marshalls has eye out for acquisitions

Marshalls has eye out for acquisitions

28 Aug 2015: Marshalls, the paving block and landscaping products supplier, saw its pre-tax profits rise 48% in the first half of 2105 and is hungry for more growth. more »

After 30 years, Jamie Boot moves upstairs

After 30 years, Jamie Boot moves upstairs

28 Aug 2015: Contractor/developer Henry Boot is having a boardroom shuffle. more »

Faithful+Gould lands cost management of $1.5bn Dubai scheme

Faithful+Gould lands cost management of $1.5bn Dubai scheme

28 Aug 2015: Faithful+Gould is to manage the costs on a US$1.5bn (£970m) mixed-use development in Dubai. more »

Balfour Beatty fined for dropped load

Balfour Beatty fined for dropped load

28 Aug 2015: A Balfour Beatty company has been fined after a worker was injured by a half-tonne load dropped from a crane after it escaped the slings. more »

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