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Construction product manufacturers brimming with confidence

27 Apr 2015: UK manufacturers of construction products report continued rising sales in the first quarter of 2015 and there is strong confidence that growth will continue or the next 12 months. more »

Murphy seduces Hollingshead away from Swansea Bay lagoon project

27 Apr 2015: Former Laing O’Rourke director Steve Hollingshead has quit the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project after less than a year in post to join civils contractor J Murphy & Sons as chief executive. more »

Mountfield quits subcontracting

27 Apr 2015: There is reform in the air at Mountfield Group after completion of a strategic review. more »

10-tonne fatberg cracks Chelsea sewers

27 Apr 2015: A 10-tonne lump of solidified fat has been removed from under the streets of West London. more »

Costain chief in line for ICE presidency

27 Apr 2015: Costain chief executive Andrew Wyllie has been appointed a vice president of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), putting him in line to take over as president in November 2018. more »

Road contract awards provide boost for civils sector

27 Apr 2015: The award of two major road contracts, together valued at close to £1bn, meant that the value of new infrastructure construction contracts nearly doubled last month. more »

Keltbray plant operator is now home recuperating

24 Apr 2015: Demolition contractor Keltbray has issued a statement concerning the uncontrolled collapse of a building in London earlier this week. more »

Major contractors launch environmental awareness course for site managers

24 Apr 2015: A new site environmental awareness training scheme called SEATS+ has been set up by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG). more »

Battersea crane trial deferred for another 18 months

24 Apr 2015: The full trial of Falcon Crane Hire and its director over the 2006 Battersea tower crane collapse has been set for September 2016, a full 10 years after the fatal incident actually took place. more »

New regional manager for Lovell

24 Apr 2015: Affordable housing developer and regeneration specialist Lovell has appointed Nick Brown as operations manager for its Northwest and North Wales region. more »

Two-thirds of surveyors hit by skills shortages

23 Apr 2015: Labour shortages appear to have overtaken materials shortages as the biggest constraint to construction industry growth. more »

Sweett calls time on Asia Pacific

23 Apr 2015: Construction consultant Sweett has put its Asia Pacific business up for sale after a strategic review by its new management team. more »

No election jitters for Taylor Wimpey

23 Apr 2015: House-builder Taylor Wimpey has seen a 24% rise in units sold so far this year. more »

UK spends £55bn a year on building maintenance

23 Apr 2015: New estimates from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) puts the value of the building maintenance market at more than a billion pounds a week. more »

Contractor supports pioneering pre-apprenticeship scheme

22 Apr 2015: Contractor Morris & Spottiswood is sponsoring a school initiative in Scotland that could provide a model to be rolled out across the country. more »

Poor planning puts paid to piling career

22 Apr 2015: Two contractors have been fined after a worker suffered a career-ending blow from a four-tonne piling hammer on a northeast civil engineering project. more »

Survey finds trades lean to the right

22 Apr 2015: Building industry workers are disproportionately Tory, a new opinion poll suggests. more »

Queen's Award for Lakesmere

21 Apr 2015: Cladding and facades specialist Lakesmere Group is among this year’s winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. more »

Abandoned railway station rediscovered in London

21 Apr 2015: Construction workers on the Thameslink project have uncovered a south London railway station that has been shut for 100 years. more »

Carillion and Morgan Sindall top responsibility ranking

21 Apr 2015: Carillion and Morgan Sindall are the construction industry’s most responsible businesses, according to a voluntary benchmarking scheme based on self-assessment. more »

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