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Manchester Uni launches construction academy

Manchester Uni launches construction academy

17 Apr 2015: The University of Manchester has launched a construction academy that will offer six-week courses to help local residents find jobs in the industry. more »

BRE Trust seeks five students for Loughborough PhDs

BRE Trust seeks five students for Loughborough PhDs

17 Apr 2015: Built environment charity the BRE Trust is inviting applications for five PhD places it is funding at Loughborough University. more »

Murphy recruits ops director from Skanska

Murphy recruits ops director from Skanska

16 Apr 2015: Civils contractor J Murphy & Sons has appointed Bill Thicknes as its new operations director for London & South. more »

Seabraes bridge lifted in (video)

Seabraes bridge lifted in (video)

16 Apr 2015: Contractor Morgan Sindall has lifted into place a 56-metre long steel bridge over the railway line in Dundee. more »

Another Docklands tower approved

Another Docklands tower approved

15 Apr 2015: Planning permission has been granted for another tower block at London’s Canary Wharf development. more »

Price cut for plastic scaffold boards

Price cut for plastic scaffold boards

15 Apr 2015: Manufacturing developments have enabled Tilon Composites to cut the price of its Supadek scaffold boards by more than a third, the company has announced. more »

Severfield strengthens university ties

Severfield strengthens university ties

14 Apr 2015: Structural steelwork contractor Severfield has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nottingham Trent University, paving the way for closer cooperation. more »

Record month for Clark Contracts

Record month for Clark Contracts

14 Apr 2015: Scottish construction, refurbishment and maintenance contractor Clark Contracts booked £11m of new orders in March, making it the most successful month ever in the company’s 37-year history. more »

AIS + FPDC = FIS

AIS + FPDC = FIS

13 Apr 2015: There’s a new name for a fit-out contractors’ trade association following a merger last year. more »

New president for Institute of Concrete Technology

New president for Institute of Concrete Technology

13 Apr 2015: Concrete testing and repairs specialist Michael Grantham has been elected as the ninth president of the Institute of Concrete Technology. more »

M54 project joins ICE’s public information campaign

M54 project joins ICE’s public information campaign

17 Apr 2015: The M54 junction 3 to 4 improvement in Telford has become one of the first projects to join an ICE campaign designed to make the public and politicians appreciate the importance of civil engineering. more »

Persimmon makes encouraging start to the year

Persimmon makes encouraging start to the year

17 Apr 2015: Persimmon issued a trading update at its AGM yesterday, saying that it has made an encouraging start to 2015 helped by the improving state of the UK economy and low mortgage rates. more »

Election brings planning process to a halt

Election brings planning process to a halt

16 Apr 2015: It is a feature of the democratic process that every time there is a major election coming up, everything tends to grind to a halt. So it is with the planning system. more »

Brothers banged up after bodged basement job brings the house down

Brothers banged up after bodged basement job brings the house down

15 Apr 2015: Two Sheffield brothers have been jailed for a year after their attempts to extend the basement of a former curry house caused the building to collapse. more »

Scaffolder training scheme closes loophole

Scaffolder training scheme closes loophole

15 Apr 2015: The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme is introducing a new requirement for its CISRS Part 1 Scaffolding Training course. more »

Loss-making 2014 for McLaughlin & Harvey

Loss-making 2014 for McLaughlin & Harvey

14 Apr 2015: Latest contractor apparently caught out by escalating construction costs is McLaughlin & Harvey, which has reported a loss for 2014. more »

Wates expects northern growth from B&K recruit

Wates expects northern growth from B&K recruit

14 Apr 2015: Surrey-based Wates Construction has appointed a new business unit director for Yorkshire and the Northeast with a brief to extend the company's reach across the region. more »

New guidance for safety nets

New guidance for safety nets

14 Apr 2015: New industry guidance has been published on the use of safety nets used as secondary protection to catch people falling off structures under construction. more »

Start-ups now outstrip closures

Start-ups now outstrip closures

13 Apr 2015: An analysis of the number of construction businesses registered at Companies House shows that after four years of net closures, more were started in 2013 than shut down. more »

Hants merchant moves into Dorset

Hants merchant moves into Dorset

13 Apr 2015: Hampshire builders’ merchant group Elliotts has expanded into neighbouring Dorset by opening a store in Christchurch. more »

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