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Surprise Hinkley review throws doubt on entire National Infrastructure Plan

Surprise Hinkley review throws doubt on entire National Infrastructure Plan

29 Jul 2016: We thought we were just waiting for the French to make a final decision before construction could start on an £18bn nuclear power station in Somerset, but it turns out the UK government had also yet to commit to the project. more »

Size of mergers declines in engineering and construction

Size of mergers declines in engineering and construction

29 Jul 2016: Latest figures from PwC show a decline in the average size of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global engineering and construction sector. more »

Construction commissioner appointed to referee HS2 disputes

Construction commissioner appointed to referee HS2 disputes

29 Jul 2016: An independent construction commissioner has been appointed to resolve complaints from the public during construction work of the HS2 project. more »

Surveyors report slowing growth

Surveyors report slowing growth

28 Jul 2016: Latest workload survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows growth continuing to soften as EU uncertainty delays investment. more »

Willmott Dixon director joins Beard

Willmott Dixon director joins Beard

28 Jul 2016: Regional construction firm Beard has recruited Nigel Armstrong from Willmott Dixon to be pre-construction manager in its Guildford office. more »

Breedon cleared to complete Hope acquisition

Breedon cleared to complete Hope acquisition

27 Jul 2016: The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has given final clearance to Breedon’s acquisition of Hope Construction Materials. more »

Turner & Townsend turnover passes £400m

Turner & Townsend turnover passes £400m

26 Jul 2016: The global footprint of construction consultant Turner & Townsend helped it to maintain solid growth in the past year. more »

Keepmoat appoints West Yorks director

Keepmoat appoints West Yorks director

26 Jul 2016: House-builder and regeneration specialist Keepmoat, has promoted Ian Hoad to regional director in its new Leeds office. more »

Building preservation archive goes online

Building preservation archive goes online

26 Jul 2016: Decades of research material documenting the preservation of buildings has been uploaded into a free-to-view digital archive. more »

Considerate Constructors Scheme names executive chairman

Considerate Constructors Scheme names executive chairman

26 Jul 2016: Former Royal Navy lieutenant commander, Isabel Martinson, has been appointed executive chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme. more »

Clugston chief off to run IoD

Clugston chief off to run IoD

29 Jul 2016: Clugston Group chief executive Stephen Martin is leaving the company later this year to take over as director general at the Institute of Directors. more »

Mace expects tender prices to fall next year

Mace expects tender prices to fall next year

29 Jul 2016: Mace Cost Consultancy has revised its forecasts in the wake of the EU Referendum result and now expects tender prices to fall next year. more »

Director banned for construction VAT fraud

Director banned for construction VAT fraud

29 Jul 2016: The young director of a Kent-based company that provided subcontracting services to the construction industry has been disqualified for seven years. more »

Crossrail lessons inform new sprayed concrete guide

Crossrail lessons inform new sprayed concrete guide

28 Jul 2016: New guidance on the safe application of sprayed concrete has been published by the British Tunnelling Society (BTS). more »

Government finally clears airport expansion… for London City

Government finally clears airport expansion… for London City

28 Jul 2016: While the major airports at Heathrow and Gatwick are left hanging for a government decision on construction of a new runway, a lesser southeast airport has been cleared for expansion. more »

Civils contractors say growth years are now over

Civils contractors say growth years are now over

26 Jul 2016: The first national poll of civil engineering contractors since the EU referendum reveals that growth in the sector has ground to a halt. more »

Change at the top for Fugro GeoServices

Change at the top for Fugro GeoServices

26 Jul 2016: Ross Stevens has been promoted to managing director of geotechnical specialist Fugro GeoServices. more »

Check your pay

Check your pay

26 Jul 2016: Construction workers are being advised to check their pay packets this week to ensure that their employers have remembered the latest pay increase. more »

‘Game changing’ acquisition for Lucion

‘Game changing’ acquisition for Lucion

26 Jul 2016: Environmental and occupational safety group Lucion Services has taken over asbestos and environmental consultancy Redhills. more »

New chief for Construction Youth Trust

New chief for Construction Youth Trust

26 Jul 2016: A former Chanel Tunnel engineer has been appointed chief executive of the Construction Youth Trust. more »

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