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Beaver 84 makes software choice

17 Dec 2015: Scaffold supplier Beaver 84 has selected Avontus’ Scaffold Designer as its recommended software. more »

Product manufacturers offered BIM data templates

11 Dec 2015: A pan-industry initiative is helping construction product manufacturers be ready for the government’s April 2016 BIM mandate. more »

New network looks to expand drone usage

1 Dec 2015: The availability of drones for construction surveys is set to grow with the launch of a new service being described as an 'Uber for drones'. more »

Dutch build world’s first 3D-printed bridge

30 Nov 2015: The world’s first 3D-printed bridge is being made in the Netherlands using steel from ArcelorMittal. more »

Breedon to acquire Hope for £336m

18 Nov 2015: Breedon Aggregates has struck a deal to take over Hope Construction Materials for £336m. more »

Byrne Bros rolls out BIM

11 Nov 2015: Concrete frame specialist Byrne Bros has streamlined its preconstruction processes through the use of Tekla Structures’ 3D building information modelling (BIM) software. more »

Kebony to build Belgian factory

9 Nov 2015: Kebony has raised €19m (£13.5m) to build a second European factory for its patented process to strengthen softwood. more »

Production to be doubled at Ibstock brickworks

9 Nov 2015: Ibstock Brick has secured planning permission to build a new manufacturing facility at its existing site on Leicester Road in Ibstock. more »

ThyssenKrupp unveils revolutionary elevator system

6 Nov 2015: ThyssenKrupp has unveiled a functioning model of the world’s first rope-less elevator system. more »

New aggregates wharf for London

6 Nov 2015: Cemex has opened a new wharf at Dagenham to provide what it says is the closest aggregate production north of the river to central London. more »

IT deal at Thames Tideway

5 Nov 2015: Tideway, the company responsible for delivering London’s ‘super sewer’, has selected Advanced 365 (Advanced) to deploy and manage its IT infrastructure following a competitive tendering process. more »

New procurement guidelines designed to boost British steel suppliers

2 Nov 2015: The government has produced new purchasing guidelines for public sector projects that it hopes will help ailing steel suppliers. more »

Tanking Up

29 Oct 2015: If “unsatisfactory intermittent discharges” sound rather unpleasant " they are. And in a scheme designed to stop such discharges entering the Mersey, the KMI joint venture has just installed what is believed to be the UK’s largest concrete detention tank. David Taylor reports more »

Gullies Go Green

29 Oct 2015: A Hampshire contractor has developed an efficient way of extracting useful products from the muck sucked out of roadside gullies. Lisa Russell reports: more »

Where There's Muck...

29 Oct 2015: British Sugar is a major " if unlikely-sounding " supplier to the landscaping sector. David Taylor reports: more »

Ibstock Brick floats

22 Oct 2015: Brick producer Ibstock has listed on the London Stock Exchange with the sale of 162,200,000 ordinary shares at 190 pence each. more »

Hanson UK chief steps down

22 Oct 2015: Hanson UK chief executive officer Patrick O’Shea is stepping down in December after eight years at the head of the construction materials business. more »

Cemex converts Rochester plant for T-beams

21 Oct 2015: Cemex UK has opened a new flooring production plant at Rochester in Kent. more »

Brick sales soften, prices go up

19 Oct 2015: Michelmersh Brick Holdings says that its 2015 financial results will be better than expected despite sales volumes slowing down. more »

Colas turns roads into giant solar panels

14 Oct 2015: Colas has launched a new type of road surfacing that acts as a giant solar panel to produce renewable energy. more »

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