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NAO trashes government's Hinkley deal

NAO trashes government's Hinkley deal

23 Jun 2017: The government’s deal for Hinkley Point C is high risk with uncertain benefits, according to the National Audit Office. more »

Experts take fire extinguisher to government's bonfire of safety regs

Experts take fire extinguisher to government's bonfire of safety regs

22 Jun 2017: Safety professionals are urging the government to end its obsession with deregulating health and safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze. more »

Birmingham to fit sprinklers in tower blocks

Birmingham to fit sprinklers in tower blocks

23 Jun 2017: Birmingham City Council is planning to fit sprinkler systems and other fire suppression measures to its residential tower blocks. more »

Modular specialist invests in expansion

Modular specialist invests in expansion

23 Jun 2017: Modular specialist Integra Buildings has bought more land in East Yorkshire to expand its operations. more »

Ingent breaks out of JMS

Ingent breaks out of JMS

23 Jun 2017: Richard Wigzell, formerly co-owner of JMS Consulting Engineers in Ipswich, has separated from his former partner and set up his own business, Ingent Consulting Engineers. more »

New chair for Temporary Works Forum

New chair for Temporary Works Forum

23 Jun 2017: Tim Lohmann, director of Wentworth House Partnership, has been appointed chairman of the Temporary Works Forum. more »

VSL readies cables for Wear bridge

VSL readies cables for Wear bridge

22 Jun 2017: Contractors building Sunderland’s New Wear Crossing are preparing to install the cable stays on the bridge. more »

VSM sells Nine Elms site to Wanda for £470m

VSM sells Nine Elms site to Wanda for £470m

22 Jun 2017: The Vinci St Modwen joint venture (VSM) has exchanged contracts for the sale of its interest in the 10-acre Nine Elms Square site in London to Wanda Commercial Properties (Hong Kong) for £470m cash. more »

Builders offered conservation certification

Builders offered conservation certification

22 Jun 2017: The Chartered Institute of Building has set up a building conservation certification scheme for the heritage sector. more »

Happy 10th Birthday to The Construction Index!

Happy 10th Birthday to The Construction Index!

21 Jun 2017: We invite you to join our 10th anniversary celebrations by picking up a year’s subscription for The Construction Index magazine for just £10. more »

Camden strips Rydon's tower block cladding

Camden strips Rydon's tower block cladding

22 Jun 2017: Camden Council in London has begun to strip cladding panels off five tower blocks after finding them to have a combustible polyethylene core. more »

Flammable cladding removed in Manchester

Flammable cladding removed in Manchester

23 Jun 2017: Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) working with the Greater Manchester Fire service is taking down flammable cladding from its Village 135 development. more »

Safety inspections down by 14%

Safety inspections down by 14%

23 Jun 2017: The number of visits made by Health & Safety Executive inspectors to construction sites in Great Britain has fallen by 14% in 12 months. more »

Causeway attracts private equity backing

Causeway attracts private equity backing

23 Jun 2017: Construction software producer Causeway has secured private equity backing and refinanced. more »

Mears strike continues

Mears strike continues

23 Jun 2017: The battle between housing maintenance contractor Mears and the Unite trade union appears to be getting increasingly bitter as the dispute moves into its 14th day of strike action. more »

Rudimental to replace Mark Ronson at TCi Race Day

Rudimental to replace Mark Ronson at TCi Race Day

22 Jun 2017: We are excited to announce the Brit Award winning band Rudimental will perform at The 2017 Construction Index Race Day on Saturday 1st July at Doncaster Racecourse.  more »

Research reveals UK construction's reliance on foreign labour

Research reveals UK construction's reliance on foreign labour

22 Jun 2017: The full extent of the UK’s dependency on immigrant construction labour is laid out in new research commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board. more »

Barratt promotes White to CFO

Barratt promotes White to CFO

22 Jun 2017: Barratt Developments has chosen Jessica White to be its new chief financial officer more »

Acoustic design guide published

Acoustic design guide published

22 Jun 2017: New guidance for developers, council planners and acoustic practitioners encourages them to put good acoustic design at the heart of all new residential development and so protect home dwellers from noise. more »

CIOB launches investigation into build quality

CIOB launches investigation into build quality

21 Jun 2017: The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has announced a commission of past presidents to investigate build quality. more »

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