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Skanska sets up 3D printing partnership for concrete sections

Skanska sets up 3D printing partnership for concrete sections

25/11/2014: Skanska is looking to take the lead on using 3D printing to create concrete sections for its UK projects. more »

Rail repairs boost Renew

Rail repairs boost Renew

25/11/2014: Emergency repair works to the railways last winter has helped engineering services group Renew to report record operating results. more »

Arco buys height safety specialist

Arco buys height safety specialist

25/11/2014: PPE supplier Arco has expanded its training and consultancy division with the acquisition of height safety specialist Total Access (UK). more »

Pelamis Wave Power in administration

Pelamis Wave Power in administration

24/11/2014: The development of wave power in the UK has been set back by the collapse of one of the top pioneers. more »

Report issues call-to-arms on regeneration through high-speed rail

Report issues call-to-arms on regeneration through high-speed rail

21/11/2014: A new report by the Independent Transport Commission (ITC) has set out regeneration and transport benefits of high-speed rail (HSR). more »

Injury to 91-year-old lands contractor in court

Injury to 91-year-old lands contractor in court

21/11/2014: A contractor has been fined for safety failings after a pensioner was seriously injured when a construction fence collapsed and knocked her to the ground as she walked past a site in south east London. more »

Danger on site brings fine for London builder

Danger on site brings fine for London builder

21/11/2014: A London construction company has been fined for exposing its workforce to serious dangers on a building site in Holland Park. more »

Balfour Beatty readies for start of Trafford Park tunnelling (with video)

Balfour Beatty readies for start of Trafford Park tunnelling (with video)

20/11/2014: Balfour Beatty has taken delivery of Gloria, the largest earth pressure balanced tunnelling machine in the UK. more »

FMB welcomes prospect of small sites extension

FMB welcomes prospect of small sites extension

20/11/2014: The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said that an exemption for small sites from the off-site elements of the zero carbon standard will allow more new homes to be built by small local builders. more »

Dodgy boiler lands Herts builder in court

Dodgy boiler lands Herts builder in court

19/11/2014: A self-employed builder from East Barnet has been fined after putting lives in danger through the unsafe installation of a wall-mounted gas boiler and associated pipework. more »

Leaner Severfield sees profits return

Leaner Severfield sees profits return

25/11/2014: Structural steel group Severfield continues to recover from its much-publicised financial difficulties, reporting improved operating margins. more »

First Crossrail tracks go down (+ video)

First Crossrail tracks go down (+ video)

25/11/2014: Carillion has laid the first section of track to be used by Crossrail trains on a new bridge in west London. more »

Quarter of Kier vacancies are in IT

Quarter of Kier vacancies are in IT

24/11/2014: More than one in four vacancies at Kier Group is in the information technology department. more »

CBI pitches for infrastructure push

CBI  pitches for infrastructure push

24/11/2014: Construction of a road tunnel under Stonehenge and a final go-ahead for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station are among the projects that the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is lobbying the government to prioritise. more »

PM announces £230m deal on Welsh electrification

PM announces £230m deal on Welsh electrification

21/11/2014: The UK government has agreed a funding package with the Welsh government to electrify the Valley Lines. more »

Construction of next-gen pylons begins

Construction of next-gen pylons begins

21/11/2014: Balfour Beatty has begun construction of the bases for the first test installation of National Grid’s new T pylons. more »

Local consultation backs QPR regeneration plan

Local consultation backs QPR regeneration plan

20/11/2014: Queens Park Rangers’ plans to build a new stadium and 24,000 homes at Old Oak Common have the backing of local people, with 89% of consultation responses supporting the scheme. more »

New London Olympics construction gallery marks ODA’s end

New London Olympics construction gallery marks ODA’s end

20/11/2014: One of the final acts of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is the launch of a new photo gallery to archive 100 of the most memorable images of the construction of London’s Olympic and Paralympic venues and facilities. more »

Costain teams up to develop lean highway construction

Costain teams up to develop lean highway construction

19/11/2014: Costain has entered into a new partnership with the Highways Agency and a number of universities to research, develop and implement leaner construction and maintenance approaches for UK highways. more »

Crossrail gets £42m extra for step-free access and public spaces

Crossrail gets £42m extra for step-free access and public spaces

19/11/2014: Crossrail has been given two new packages of funding that will ensure step-free access for all stations on the network and provide safer surroundings for stations in outer London. more »

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