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Revised infrastructure investment pipeline swells by £37 billion

Revised infrastructure investment pipeline swells by £37 billion

5 Dec 2016: The government has published details of the UK’s £500bn pipeline of investment in infrastructure, which indicates more work for the construction industry than ever before. more »

Contract awards plummet 24% in November

Contract awards plummet 24% in November

5 Dec 2016: The value of new construction contracts signed in the UK fell by a quarter last month. more »

Leeds plans airport rail link

Leeds plans airport rail link

5 Dec 2016: Leeds City Council has developed plans for £270m of transport improvements, including a new parkway rail station connecting to the local airport. more »

London Underground fined £500k for scaffold fall

London Underground fined £500k for scaffold fall

5 Dec 2016: London Underground Ltd has been fined £500,000 for safety after a maintenance worker fell from a tower scaffold in a disused station. more »

Berkeley profits rise 34% in uncertain times

Berkeley profits rise 34% in uncertain times

2 Dec 2016: House-builder Berkeley Group has reported profits up a third but there are signs that potential buyers are starting to drag their feet. more »

Dandara gets backing for £400m PRS regional roll out

Dandara gets backing for £400m PRS regional roll out

2 Dec 2016: Developer Dandara Group has secured funding from the Homes & Communities Agency and HSBC bank to support its £400m programme to build flats to rent. more »

Spie acquires cleanroom specialist

Spie acquires cleanroom specialist

2 Dec 2016: Building services contractor Spie has acquired Environmental Engineering Ltd to strengthen its presence in the UK food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. more »

Orders up at WYG

Orders up at WYG

1 Dec 2016: Consulting engineer WYG has reported 17% growth in half-year revenue and an 18% rise in pre-tax profit. more »

Laing O’Rourke union fight gets volatile

Laing O’Rourke union fight gets volatile

1 Dec 2016: Laing O’Rourke and construction union Ucatt appear to be at daggers drawn in Dumfries. more »

Bristol Uni to turn old sorting office into £300m campus

Bristol Uni to turn old sorting office into £300m campus

30 Nov 2016: The University of Bristol has unveiled plans to build a new £300m campus in the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. more »

Contractors face margin erosion as inflation starts to bite

Contractors face margin erosion as inflation starts to bite

2 Dec 2016: The reduced value of the pound has led to the steepest rise in construction inflation for more than five years, the latest monthly survey of purchasing managers indicates. more »

Contractor fined after crowbar mishap

Contractor fined after crowbar mishap

5 Dec 2016: A Northallerton construction contractor has been fined £33,000 after a worker accidentally had his teeth knocked out with a crowbar. more »

Builder disqualified for tax dodging

Builder disqualified for tax dodging

5 Dec 2016: A tax-dodging builder has been disqualified from being a company director for nine years. more »

CITB expands consultation process

CITB expands consultation process

5 Dec 2016: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is looking to improve its compulsory Levy Order Consensus process by trebling the number of employers that are surveyed. more »

Seven picked for Heathrow's Integrated Design Team

Seven picked for Heathrow's Integrated Design Team

2 Dec 2016: Heathrow Airport has selected seven firms to work on the detailed design of its third runway expansion plans. more »

Promotion at Eric Wright

Promotion at Eric Wright

2 Dec 2016: Eric Wright Civil Engineering has promoted Gavin Hulme to operations director. more »

Agreement reached on Leeds wind tunnel dispute

Agreement reached on Leeds wind tunnel dispute

2 Dec 2016: Leeds City Council has reached agreement with the owner of Bridgewater Place to reimburse the costs of protecting the public from the wind danger caused by Yorkshire’s tallest building. more »

Transport secretary tells civils contractors to get training

Transport secretary tells civils contractors to get training

1 Dec 2016: Civil engineering contractors have been told to deliver more training if they want to win government transport contracts. more »

Bovis recruits ops director

Bovis recruits ops director

1 Dec 2016: House-builder Bovis Homes has appointed Paul Soutar operations director for its east division. more »

Progress for Wates on Cardiff housing

Progress for Wates on Cardiff housing

30 Nov 2016: Wates Residential has secured planning permission to build 353 homes across five sites in Cardiff. more »

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