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Cemex drivers agree pay settlement, call off strike

Cemex drivers agree pay settlement, call off strike

25 May 2017: Cemex UK has resolved the pay dispute with its bulk tanker drivers and the planned strike action has been called off. more »

Wolverhampton's £55m Westside scheme to start early 2018

Wolverhampton's £55m Westside scheme to start early 2018

25 May 2017: Construction of a £55m regeneration scheme in Wolverhampton city centre remains on course to start in early 2018, the developer has said, despite funding not yet being in place. more »

McMullen Facades adds two to board

McMullen Facades adds two to board

25 May 2017: McMullen Facades, part of the Lakesmere Group, has added to its board of directors with two new appointments. more »

Polypipe picks new CEO

Polypipe picks new CEO

24 May 2017: Polypipe Group chief financial officer Martin Payne is to take over as chief executive when David Hall steps down in October. more »

Belgian takeover for geotextile specialist

Belgian takeover for geotextile specialist

24 May 2017: Industrial textiles manufacturer James Dewhurst Group has been taken over by Sioen Industries NV. more »

BAM Nuttall brings virtual reality to Chelsea Flower Show

BAM Nuttall brings virtual reality to Chelsea Flower Show

23 May 2017: The Royal Horticultural Society has teamed up with civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall to bring virtual reality (VR) to the Chelsea Flower Show this week. more »

Go Interiors takes over FGF

Go Interiors takes over FGF

23 May 2017: Building materials supplier Go Interiors has taken over FGF Ltd, a supplier of cladding, insulation and fire-resistant products. more »

RLB recruits health partner

RLB recruits health partner

22 May 2017: Construction consultant Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has appointed Conor Ellis to head up its UK healthcare division. more »

Manslaughter conviction for balcony fall deaths

Manslaughter conviction for balcony fall deaths

22 May 2017: A construction firm has been convicted of the manslaughter of two workers who died after falling from a central London balcony. Its director was convicted of health and safety offences. more »

One in five safety fails relates to working at height

One in five safety fails relates to working at height

22 May 2017: Working at height remains the biggest danger for construction workers, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG). more »

Jablite protects its thermal floor kit

Jablite protects its thermal floor kit

25 May 2017: After £1m of product development and two years of work, Jablite has secured patent protection for its All-In-One Thermal Floor System. more »

Survey confirms the rise of CSR questions

Survey confirms the rise of CSR questions

25 May 2017: A survey of 150 larger electrical contractors confirms that clients are increasingly demanding to see evidence of corporate social responsibility as a condition of appointment. more »

App measures stockpile volumes

App measures stockpile volumes

25 May 2017: There is now an iPhone app for measuring stockpiles of materials. more »

Dowding rises in Skanska management shuffle

Dowding rises in Skanska management shuffle

24 May 2017: Katy Dowding has been promoted to the executive management team of Skanska UK and put in charge of the building operations. more »

Renew shuts loss-making gas pipe division

Renew shuts loss-making gas pipe division

23 May 2017: Renew, the engineering services group, has taken a big hit on reorganising its gas business, quitting small diameter gas pipe replacement. more »

M&A activity reaches new high

M&A activity reaches new high

23 May 2017: Merger and acquisition activity in the building products and services sector reached record levels in 2016, according to an analysis by accountancy firm BDO. more »

CIOB provides school visit toolkit

CIOB provides school visit toolkit

22 May 2017: The latest industry initiative to attract young people into a career in construction is a special toolkit for companies to take with them on school visits. more »

Three jailed for roof fall

Three jailed for roof fall

22 May 2017: Three company directors have been sent to prison following the death of a man who fell while repairing the roof of a warehouse in Essex. more »

M&E subbie in landmark case under the Legal Services Act 2007

M&E subbie in landmark case under the Legal Services Act 2007

22 May 2017: A judgment has been passed in the High Court of Justice that provides the first review of what constitutes “a reserved legal activity” for the purposes of the Legal Services Act 2007. more »

SI specialist boosts slope capability

SI specialist boosts slope capability

19 May 2017: Surveying and site investigation specialist Central Alliance has taken over specialist drilling contractor Electro Install and set up a geotechnical division. more »

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