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WYG puts up ‘for sale’ sign

26/01/2015: Consulting engineer WYG has engaged bankers to find a buyer or merger partner for the business. more »

Construction writes off £2bn bad debts a year

26/01/2015: UK construction firms are writing off an average of £10,000 a year each because customers do not pay, according to a new report. more »

Theatre architect taken over

26/01/2015: The architect behind some of the UK’s most prominent arts and entertainment venues is under new ownership. more »

Keepmoat recruits former Balfour director

26/01/2015: Keepmoat has appointed Mark Cutler as managing director of its regeneration division. more »

New chair for Ucatt

23/01/2015: Construction union Ucatt has elected Neil Andrews as its new chair. more »

Tunnellers training plan gets funding

23/01/2015: The tunnelling sector’s pitch for government funding to support training programmes has come up trumps. more »

83% of construction workers had no training last year

23/01/2015: A survey of 1600 construction workers has found that nearly half have received a pay rise in the past year but only one in six have been given any sort of training. more »

New boss says Balfour Beatty had grown out of control

22/01/2015: Balfour Beatty’s board was presented with the findings of KPMG's three-month review on Wednesday (21/01/15) and immediately issued another profits warning. That makes six in two years. more »

New directors join HS2

22/01/2015: Two key new recruits have joined HS2 Ltd, the company gearing up to build a new high speed rail network between London and the north of England. more »

Modular homes for Smethwick

22/01/2015: Mar City Homes is putting up a development of 142 factory-built houses in Smethwick. more »

Supply Chain Sustainability School moves into facilities management

22/01/2015: The construction industry’s Supply Chain Sustainability School is developing a programme to support the facilities management sector more »

B&ES chief exec quits

21/01/2015: Roderick Pettigrew has resigned as chief executive of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) after just 18 months in post. more »

Funding approved for second stage of Bristol Metrobus route

21/01/2015: The second section of Bristol’s segregated busway scheme has secured government funding. more »

Output forecast to rise 3.7% next year

21/01/2015: Total construction output volume will grow by 4.2% in Great Britain this year before slowing to 3.7% in 2016, a market research firm is predicting. more »

Mace partners with Nottingham Trent Uni

21/01/2015: Mace has signed an agreement with Nottingham Trent University to seek ways of working together. more »

New regional manager for Lovell

21/01/2015: Lovell has appointed Andrew Jones as operations manager for its eastern region new-build, mixed tenure, regeneration and refurbishment housing business. more »

Contractor racks up ninth prohibition notice in 10 years

21/01/2015: Hayes-based AM Construction Ltd has been in the dock again after accumulating its ninth prohibition notice from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in 10 years. more »

Survey delay exposed plumbers to asbestos danger

20/01/2015: Fines totalling just £2,500 have been handed down to two companies whose negligence exposed workers to deadly asbestos fibres. more »

New CFO for Balfour Beatty

20/01/2015: Balfour Beatty has found a new chief financial officer to join its new chief executive, leaving just a chairman still to appoint to complete the top team. more »

Atkins chief joins Aggreko board

20/01/2015: WS Atkins chief executive Uwe Krueger is joining the board of generator hire firm Aggreko next month as a non-executive director. more »

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