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At Last: The Missing Link

3 Dec 2015: Good things come to those who wait " and the people of Heysham and Morecambe have waited a very long time for their new link road. David Taylor reports more »

Higher ground for the hire sector

30 Nov 2015: The UK’s top plant hirers are mostly well clear of the recession-era woes, though a few still have some problems to sort out, writes Will Mann more »

Unintended Consequences

30 Nov 2015: The Construction Plant-hire Association is leading research into the problem of unintentional machine operation. David Taylor reports more »

Contain Yourself

18 Nov 2015: Could recycled shipping containers help solve the housing crisis? David Taylor reports more »

Go with the flow

26 Oct 2015: Margo Cole reports on a Skanska project to ease congestion at the Catthorpe Interchange in Leicestershire. more »

JCB shows off innovations

27 Oct 2014: JCB presented its 2014 product innovations to the European press at an event in September. David Taylor struggled to take it all in more »

Passiv approach to social housing

27 Oct 2014: Local authorities and housing associations are pioneering the adoption of the Passivhaus building standard in the UK. Mark Smulian reports. more »

Wood on Top

27 Oct 2014: Clugston Construction has erected what is believed to be the UK’s largest timber frame to date. David Taylor reports more »

Smart Safety

27 Oct 2014: Forget “selfies” - now you can take “safies”. David Taylor reports more »

Pay Up

27 Oct 2014: It looks like the HSE’s ‘fees for intervention’ scheme is here to stay after getting a clean bill of health. Phil Bishop reports more »

Get ready for Nine Elms

27 Oct 2014: It’s one of the biggest regeneration schemes in Europe, eclipsing the London 2012 Olympics in scale and ambition. And the logistical headache for contractors is only just beginning. Emma Crates explores the challenges at Nine Elms more »

Put a sock on it

14 Oct 2014: They say the simplest ideas are always the best, and what could be simpler than the Concrete Sock? more »

Structural steel reflections with Billington's Steve Fareham

14 Oct 2014: Next year Steve Fareham, one of the elder statesmen of the steelwork industry, will retire. He spoke to David Taylor about his long career. more »

Two into one does go

14 Oct 2014: Two shoring systems, one erected inside the other, have helped contractors speed up a demanding concrete pour in Oman. more »

Shore thing

14 Oct 2014: Engineers in Ireland have found an elegant solution to a challenging shoring problem. David Taylor reports. more »

Big lifter

14 Oct 2014: First seen at Bauma 2013, Liebherr’s new flagship LR 11000 crawler crane has now completed its first commercial lifting job more »

New broom sweeps clean at Severfield

14 Oct 2014: When Ian Lawson became chief executive of Severfield in November last year he was an unknown quantity for most. But, as Jim Simpson reports, he has a solid track record and a clear vision. more »

Strengthening structural steel

14 Oct 2014: After a turbulent few years in the recession structural steel manufacturers are looking forward to steady growth, reports Jim Simpson more »

Crossrail at a Crossroads

14 Oct 2014: Fiendishly complex, on unpredictable ground and squeezed between narrow lanes, Farringdon sits at the geographical and strategic heart of the Crossrail programme. Emma Crates reports more »


30 Jul 2014: Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering has joined forces with Cementation Skanska to install foundations for a £768m development in Victoria. Meanwhile, at the other end of the scale, soil mixing techniques have helped keep a small drainage project on programme more »

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