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Balfour Beatty revives Kilpatrick brand

26 Aug 2016: Balfour Beatty is combining its Engineering Services and Engineering Construction businesses to create Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick. more »

Brick makers rail against estate agents' shortages claims

25 Aug 2016: Claims by estate agents that houses prices are rising excessively because of a shortage of bricks have been rubbished by brick producers themselves. more »

Mick George spreads out into M&E

26 Aug 2016: Earthworks and demolition contractor Mick George is diversifying – it has set up a mechanical & electrical division. more »

VAT fraudster gets two years

26 Aug 2016: The director of an Edinburgh construction company, who lied about her business expenses in a VAT fraud, has been jailed for two years. more »

Modular breaks through into build-to-rent market

25 Aug 2016: A 23-storey block of flats for the private rented sector in Greenwich is to be built from modules made in a factory in Shropshire. more »

Plans in for Salford tower blocks

25 Aug 2016: A planning application has been submitted for a £150m residential towers development in Salford. more »

Root-and-branch review brings tube maintenance back in house

25 Aug 2016: After 13 years, Amey is losing a lucrative maintenance contract with London Underground as the work is brought back in house. more »

Construction temporarily slows for Boot but profits soar

25 Aug 2016: Higher land sales and increased property development activity more than compensated for a dip in construction at contractor/developer Henry Boot in the first half of 2016. more »

Builders' merchants report rising sales

24 Aug 2016: Latest numbers from builders’ merchants indicate a rise in sales in the second quarter of 2016. more »

Carillion leans further on support services

24 Aug 2016: Carillion has reported 10% revenue growth for the first half of 2016 but flat profits. more »

Costain sees opportunities ahead despite the ghost of contracts past

24 Aug 2016: Costain sees as much upside as downside to Britain’s exit from the European Union, chief executive Andrew Wyllie said today. more »

East Midlands tax fraud case comes to a close

24 Aug 2016: An investigation by HM Revenue & Customs into a network of 17 construction tradesmen in the East Midlands has concluded with the final one of them being prosecuted this week. more »

BAM Construct profits up 80% in 2015

23 Aug 2016: BAM Construct UK has filed its 2015 accounts showing an 80% rise in profits and turnover up marginally to nearly £900m. more »

Persimmon full of post-Brexit optimism as profits surge

23 Aug 2016: House-builder Persimmon has reported a 29% jump in half-year profits and is expecting further growth in the months ahead as it steps up output. more »

Ramboll appoints new UK boss

23 Aug 2016: Mathew Riley has joined consulting engineer Ramboll as its new UK managing director. more »

Bursaries offered for engineering postgrads

23 Aug 2016: The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is inviting applications for bursaries it is offering for Master of Science degree courses – but you have just one week to apply. more »

Galliford team names its HS2 chief

23 Aug 2016: David Blackburn, managing director of major projects at Galliford Try, has been put in charge of the firm’s HS2 bid vehicle. more »

Roofers prosecuted after fatal fall

23 Aug 2016: Two roofing contractors and one of their directors have been fined after a worker fell to his death through a skylight. more »

Bulgarian firm lands £500k fine for height safety breaches in Derby

22 Aug 2016: A Bulgarian company that specialises in building climbing walls has been fined half a million pounds for flouting height safety regulations. more »

Twelve-year ban for scaffolding boss

22 Aug 2016: The boss of a long-established scaffolding contractor has been banned from running companies after an investigation revealed a series of frauds before his business collapsed. more »

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