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£6bn Magnox contract scrapped and ‘defective’ procurement to be investigated

£6bn Magnox contract scrapped and ‘defective’ procurement to be investigated

27 Mar 2017: The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is scrapping Cavendish Fluor Partnership’s £6bn contract for the management and decommissioning of 12 redundant Magnox sites. more »

Knauf invests in glass recycling plant

Knauf invests in glass recycling plant

28 Mar 2017: Mineral wool insulation manufacturer Knauf Insulation has signed a long-term deal with Veolia that will see £10m invested in a new glass cullet processing facility next to its manufacturing plant in St Helens. more »

Bovis fined for working out of hours

Bovis fined for working out of hours

27 Mar 2017: Bovis Homes has been fined for working out of agreed hours and upsetting the neighbours. more »

CIC acronyms reduce as 14-19 and E4BE become CBEEAC

CIC acronyms reduce as 14-19 and E4BE become CBEEAC

27 Mar 2017: The Construction Industry Council has merged its Education for the Built Environment Committee (E4BE) with the 14 to 19 Advisory Committee for Construction & the Built Environment Education. more »

Contractor fined after public complaints

Contractor fined after public complaints

27 Mar 2017: A London construction company has been fined for safety failings after complaints from the public. more »

Shareholders reject Crest Nicholson directors’ bonus scheme

Shareholders reject Crest Nicholson directors’ bonus scheme

24 Mar 2017: House-builder Crest Nicholson’s annual general meeting saw shareholders vote against the pay deal given to its directors. more »

Everton agrees dockside stadium deal

Everton agrees dockside stadium deal

24 Mar 2017: Everton Football Club has agreed terms to build a new £300m stadium at Bramley Moore Dock on the north banks of the Mersey estuary. more »

Construction alliance campaigns against supply chain slavery

Construction alliance campaigns against supply chain slavery

24 Mar 2017: The Construction Coalition Charter has been set up to raise awareness of modern slavery in construction supply chains. more »

Bricklaying apprentice faces deportation

Bricklaying apprentice faces deportation

23 Mar 2017: Campaigners are seeking support for their petition to prevent an apprentice bricklayer being deported. more »

WYG frustrated by project delays

WYG frustrated by project delays

23 Mar 2017: Programme deferrals and contract delays are hitting the bottom line of listed consulting engineer WYG. more »

Offsite expert joins Pulse Modular

Offsite expert joins Pulse Modular

28 Mar 2017: Pulse Modular Homes has appointed Barry Hawkins as projects director. more »

Armitt's committee calls for Euro funding replacement plan

Armitt's committee calls for Euro funding replacement plan

27 Mar 2017: The government should consider setting up a UK infrastructure bank to replace any impending loss of finance flowing from the European Investment Bank, construction's Brexit brains trust is recommending. more »

Sunderland bridge deck launch begins

Sunderland bridge deck launch begins

27 Mar 2017: The launch of the bridge deck of Sunderland’s New Wear Crossing is under way. more »

Scottish builders in limbo amid political uncertainty

Scottish builders in limbo amid political uncertainty

27 Mar 2017: A survey of Scottish building contractors has found that they continue to be a little more positive than negative about business prospects despite all the uncertainty of Scotland’s future as part of a larger political union, be it the UK or the EU. more »

Laing O’Rourke fined £800k for Heathrow fatality

Laing O’Rourke fined £800k for Heathrow fatality

26 Mar 2017: Laing O’Rourke has been fined £800,000 for inadequate site supervision leading to the death of an employee. more »

Henry Boot profits up 22%

Henry Boot profits up 22%

24 Mar 2017: Increased property development activity lifted Henry Boot’s turnover by 74% in 2016 and its profits by 22%. more »

Site manager guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence

Site manager guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence

24 Mar 2017: A building site manager has been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after a passer-by was killed when three window frames toppled onto her. more »

Marshalls first to meet ethical labour sourcing standard

Marshalls first to meet ethical labour sourcing standard

24 Mar 2017: Landscaping products supplier Marshalls has become the first company verified as meeting a new ethical sourcing standard. more »

Shaylor turnover tops £100m

Shaylor turnover tops £100m

23 Mar 2017: Shaylor Group has filed its accounts for 2016 and they show turnover breaking past £100m for the first time. more »

Kier looks to Cross Keys JV to open doors

Kier looks to Cross Keys JV to open doors

23 Mar 2017: Kier has formed a joint venture with Cross Keys Homes, a housing association and care services provider based in Peterborough. more »

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