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Interserve takes £70m hit on Glasgow waste contract

Interserve takes £70m hit on Glasgow waste contract

6 May 2016: Problems with the design, procurement and installation of the gasification plant at a Glasgow waste-to-energy plant have forced Interserve to make £70m of provisions on the contract. more »

New London office for Turner & Townsend

New London office for Turner & Townsend

6 May 2016: Construction consultant Turner & Townsend has moved offices from Savoy Court in the Strand to larger premises at One New Change in the City. more »

Diverse specialisms pay off for Keltbray

Diverse specialisms pay off for Keltbray

6 May 2016: Specialist contractor Keltbray has reported a 25% increase in turnover for the financial year to 31st October 2015 and a 21% increase in gross profit. more »

Bond Street trials thermal imaging for concrete strength testing

Bond Street trials thermal imaging for concrete strength testing

5 May 2016: Costain and Laing O’Rourke have been trying out a new way to test the strength of sprayed concrete on their Bond Street Station Upgrade (BSSU) project for London Underground. more »

Disrespectful scaffolder forbidden from running HGVs

Disrespectful scaffolder forbidden from running HGVs

5 May 2016: A Betchworth scaffolder who had ‘insufficient respect’ for the law on the operation of vehicles has been refused permission to run HGVs. more »

Construction is still growing but only just...

Construction is still growing but only just...

4 May 2016: Growth in construction industry output has slowed to a three-year low, the latest survey of purchasing managers suggests. more »

MPs tell government to stop runway dithering

MPs tell government to stop runway dithering

4 May 2016: It is time for the government to get on and make a decision over the location of runway expansion in southeast England, MPs have said today. more »

Willmott Dixon reorganises housing arms

Willmott Dixon reorganises housing arms

4 May 2016: Willmott Dixon is bringing all its disparate residential building activities into a single new division. more »

New code of conduct demands best behaviour from railway contractors

New code of conduct demands best behaviour from railway contractors

3 May 2016: Contractors working on UK railways now have a new code of conduct that they must observe, embracing safety, politeness and respect. more »

Coleman & Co replaced on Didcot recovery

Coleman & Co replaced on Didcot recovery

3 May 2016: Demolition contractor Coleman & Co has been taken off the recovery operation at Didcot power station. more »

Another seven-figure safety fine for Balfour Beatty

Another seven-figure safety fine for Balfour Beatty

6 May 2016: Balfour Beatty has been fined £2.6m after an employee was killed in a trench collapse in Lancashire. more »

Offsite specialist strengthens board

Offsite specialist strengthens board

6 May 2016: Former Skanska director Colin Courtney has joined the board of offsite modular construction company The McAvoy Group as a non-executive director. more »

Plumbers fined £100k for fatal fall

Plumbers fined £100k for fatal fall

6 May 2016: A Birmingham maintenance company has been fined £100,000 after a worker was killed by a fall from the roof of a five-storey building. more »

Change at the top for RMD Kwikform

Change at the top for RMD Kwikform

5 May 2016: Interserve executive director and RMD Kwikform managing director Steve Dance has decided to retire. more »

Builders’ Conference warns of impending slowdown

Builders’ Conference warns of impending slowdown

4 May 2016: Having averaged £4bn a month for the first quarter of 2016, new construction contract awards dipped to £3.4bn in April. more »

Testing houses join together

Testing houses join together

4 May 2016: CET, a supplier of specialist outsourced services to the construction and insurance sectors, has acquired Doncaster-based Construction Testing Solutions (CTS) in a deal worth £3m. more »

Carbon calculator devised for BIM design

Carbon calculator devised for BIM design

4 May 2016: Consulting engineer Mott MacDonald has developed what it says is the first carbon calculator capable of measuring the carbon footprints of building information modelling (BIM) designed assets. more »

Kier launches £1bn social housing partnership

Kier launches £1bn social housing partnership

3 May 2016: Kier Living, Cheyne Capital and the Housing Growth Partnership have set up a vehicle to help the public sector to build 10,000 new homes. more »

Laing O’Rourke closes on Yorkshire schools batch

Laing O’Rourke closes on Yorkshire schools batch

3 May 2016: Laing O’Rourke has finally reached financial close on the Yorkshire batch of the government’s priority schools building programme (PSBP). more »

Paul Cossell is new CEO of ISG

Paul Cossell is new CEO of ISG

29 Apr 2016: David Lawther has stepped down as chief executive of ISG and been replaced by Paul Cossell. more »

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