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Report calls for new approach to use of composite materials

25 Apr 2017: The use of composite materials in construction and engineering is being stymied by inappropriate standards and regulations, according to a major new report. more »

Dropped staircase fatality reaches court

25 Apr 2017: Specialist subcontractor CMF Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 after the death of a man during construction of the recently completed Frances Crick Institute building in London. more »

Contractor fined for fatally flawed lift

25 Apr 2017: Kent-based Hague Construction has been fined £100,000 following the death of an employee after a simple lifting operation went wrong. more »

Fitzgerald backs himself to succeed

25 Apr 2017: New Bovis Homes chief executive Greg Fitzgerald has backed himself to rescue the troubled house-builder by investing more than £1.2m in the business. more »

Amec Foster Wheeler loses more than half a billion pounds

25 Apr 2017: Engineering contractor Amec Foster Wheeler has posted a pre-tax loss of £542m on continuing operations for 2016 as its core offshore and oil & gas markets continued to struggle. more »

Roofing contractors fined for safety breaches

24 Apr 2017: Two roofing contractors have been ordered to pay out £140,000 between them after putting their workers at risk of harm during roof replacement works in Oldham. more »

Bovis names new Thames Valley boss

24 Apr 2017: Bovis Homes has recruited James Dunne from Barratt Developments to be managing director of its Thames Valley region. more »

National Infrastructure Commission leadership finally confirmed

24 Apr 2017: After 18 months as interim chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Lord Adonis has finally been given the job on a permanent basis. more »

CITB launches training assessor drive

24 Apr 2017: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is funding a £600,000 programme to help hundreds of people to become qualified on-site training assessors. more »

FMB survey shows confidence on the rise

24 Apr 2017: Small construction firms saw their workloads continue to rise in the first quarter of 2017, despite growing concerns over the cost of labour and materials, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). more »

Queen’s Awards recognise construction suppliers

21 Apr 2017: An innovative aggregates supplier and a company that treats wastewater on construction sites are among the companies recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. more »

Cemex drivers balloted on strike action

21 Apr 2017: The supply of essential construction materials could be disrupted as HGV drivers at Cemex UK operations are being balloted over industrial action proposals in a pay dispute. more »

House-building pipeline hits new heights

21 Apr 2017: Planning permission was granted for 293,127 new homes in 2016, suggesting continued growth ahead in the house-building sector. more »

Piling contractor targets railways sector

21 Apr 2017: Specialist piling and civil engineering contractor All Foundations (UK) has secured the necessary accreditation to work in railway industry and has its eyes on HS2 work. more »

Atkins agrees £2.1bn takeover terms with SNC-Lavalin

21 Apr 2017: The boards of directors of SNC-Lavalin and WS Atkins have reached agreement on the terms and conditions of a takeover deal. more »

Bonus dispute threatens Hinkley progress

21 Apr 2017: Strike action is already being threatened at Hinkley Point despite a ground breaking industrial relations agreement being in place that had been considered a blueprint for future best practice. more »

Deal secured for £35m Headingley stadium plan

20 Apr 2017: Leeds City Council has agreed an emergency deal to safeguard a £35m redevelopment of Headingley stadium. more »

Paul Sheffield to join BAM board

19 Apr 2017: Paul Sheffield, former chief executive of Kier and managing director of Laing O’Rourke, is set to join the supervisory board of Royal BAM Group. more »

Kier quits food waste JV

19 Apr 2017: Kier has sold its stake in its loss-making waste-to-energy joint venture Biogen for an undisclosed sum. more »

Credit analysis indicates strong first quarter growth for construction

19 Apr 2017: The UK’s construction sector grew by 38% in the first quarter of 2017, according to figures collected by business intelligence firm Creditsafe. more »

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