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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 »

Cleaning up Hong Kong

30 Jul 2014: Hong Kong's monumental sewage treatment upgrade is entering its final stages after more than 15 years. more »

More than make do & mend?

30 Jul 2014: The road repairs backlog is growing, despite the industries efforts to 'do more for less'. Will Mann asks the road maintenance sector what needs to change more »

Mix & Match

30 Jul 2014: Instead of sending 28,000 tonnes of waste soil to landfill Taylor Wimpey has re-used it on another site. David Taylor reports more »

Plane common sense

30 Jul 2014: It's time we developed a more methodical approach to road recycling says one maintenance contractor. more »

Nice work

30 Jul 2014: With a skills shortage looming, how do we encourage more youngsters into the industry? Mark Smulian spoke to one man who might have the answer more »

Devil in the detail

30 Jul 2014: BAM is building a new school inside a number of existing heritage buildings... and its a fiddly job. more »

Tight squeeze in Oxford Street

30 Jul 2014: The cramped confines of Londons busiest shopping street is not the easiest place to try and demolish a jumble of interconnected buildings, as Emma Crates discovered more »

Knauf Insulation upskills contractors at its training academy

14 Nov 2012: Knauf Insulation has opened its ThermoShell® Training Academy in Birmingham to up-skill contractors from various trades, enabling them to install its innovative ThermoShell Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) and External Wall Insulation (EWI). more »

Larkfleet Homes launches ‘Test House’ to demonstrate feasibility of new building technologies

13 Nov 2012: Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes, part of the Larkfleet Group, has constructed a new Startlink ‘test house’ alongside its headquarters in Lincolnshire that demonstrates the potential for housing to be constructed much faster, more energy-efficiently and at reduced costs in the future. more »

McAlpine opts for ground props on Glasgow School of Art

31 Oct 2012: Groundforce Shorco has supplied some of its most advanced hydraulic shoring equipment to contractor Sir Robert McAlpine for use on the £50m redevelopment of Glasgow’s School of Art. more »

Seddon Property Services appoints operations manager for Scotand

30 Oct 2012: Painting and maintenance specialist Seddon Property Services has appointed Andy McNicol as operations manager for its expanding Scottish business. more »

Peterborough Cathedral role for Focus Consultants

16 Oct 2012: Focus Consultants has been appointed as part of the team introducing improvements at Peterborough Cathedral to mark the 900th anniversary of its founding. more »

Bell appoints national accounts manager

10 Oct 2012: Bell Equipment UK has appointed aggregates industry professional Robin Piper as its new national accounts sales manager. more »

Skelair International appoints drilling & blasting operations supervisor

9 Oct 2012: Ground engineering and rock drilling specialist, Skelair International, has appointed Steve Lashley as Operations Supervisor for its Contract Drilling & Blasting division. more »

Contract finance launched by CRS to help construction sector

4 Oct 2012: Short term finance of up to £100,000 for businesses in the construction and contracting sectors has been announced by construction solution specialists Contract Recovery Solutions (“CRS”) through their new division “CRS Contract Finance”. more »

Speedy Stewart Milne makes the grade

25 Sep 2012: A timber frame structure from Stewart Milne is helping BAM achieve BREEAM Excellent on an £8.5m student accommodation project in Cornwall. more »

Timber test

25 Sep 2012: Cross-laminated timber frames have been used to extend the West London Academy in Northolt, where Kier is main contractor. more »

Orkney's new flagship

25 Sep 2012: A steel frame was specified for the new grammar school in Kirkwall, one of the largest building projects ever undertaken on the Orkney Islands. more »

Foremans on the fast track

25 Sep 2012: When a Reading academy wanted a new sixth form centre built in just six weeks, it chose modular specialist Foremans for the demanding programme. more »

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