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Pothole blitz fails to bring roads up to scratch

26/03/2015: Additional funding to fill potholes is barely keeping pace with repairs, according to a new national survey published today. more »

BRE launches competition to target heat loss

26/03/2015: BRE is launching a competition to identify tools and technologies to measure heat losses from UK homes that have solid walls. more »

Road firms fined £400k after worker loses arm

26/03/2015: Three construction firms have to pay more than £400,000 in fines and costs following safety failings that resulted in a worker losing his arm. more »

Half of basement sites fail snap inspection

26/03/2015: Almost half of domestic basement sites failed safety checks made during unannounced visits by Health & Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors in three London boroughs. more »

Henry Boot profits rise 54%

26/03/2015: Before-tax profit at Henry Boot increased 54% last year, to £28.3m from the £18.4m in 2013. more »

BAM seeks West Country subbies

26/03/2015: A rising workload in Devon and Cornwall has prompted BAM to arrange events to expand its supply chain. more »

Bellway sees first-half profits rise 53%

25/03/2015: House-builder Bellway has reported 19% revenue growth for the half-year and a 53% rise in profits. more »

Record losses for Balfour Beatty

25/03/2015: Balfour Beatty has reported a £281m operating loss for 2014, making it the worst ever financial performance by a UK construction company. more »

Lords slam HS2 project as too expensive and not even needed

25/03/2015: A House of Lords committee says that the government has failed to justify spending £50bn on the HS2 high speed rail project. more »

SME builders fear schools shut-out

25/03/2015: The National Federation of Builders is calling for school construction projects with a value of less than £5m to be administered by local authorities rather than the Education Funding Agency (EFA). more »

New waste facility for O’Donovan

25/03/2015: London’s leading construction waste management company, O’Donovan Waste Disposal, is investing £15m in a new processing facility. more »

Crossrail 2 route is safeguarded

24/03/2015: The putative route of the proposed Crossrail 2 railway project under London is being protected from conflicting development. more »

Government contracts to specify that bidders commit to training

24/03/2015: Companies bidding for government infrastructure projects will have to demonstrate their commitment to skills training, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has declared. more »

Carillion fleet boss moves to Simons as construction director

24/03/2015: Simons Group has recruited civil engineer Mark Holden from Carillion to be its new group construction director. more »

Rolls-Royce man to lead Keller

24/03/2015: Keller has appointed Alain Michaelis as its next chief executive to succeed Justin Atkinson. more »

Billington pays out at last

24/03/2015: Shareholders of structural steelwork group Billington are to get their first dividend for the company for five years after the company grew its profits. more »

TClarke says losses are now behind it

24/03/2015: Building services contractor TClarke has reported a pre-tax loss of £1.7m for 2014 despite making record revenues. more »

Offsite Management School goes live

24/03/2015: An online education resource has been set up by specialists in offsite construction. more »

House-builders crank up lobbying noise

24/03/2015: The house-building sector has published a report that it commissioned from economists to show how much house-builders contribute both to the exchequer and to society. more »

HS2 Design Panel chief selected

24/03/2015: Architect Sadie Morgan has been appointed to chair a committee set up to oversee aesthetic design aspects of the HS2 high speed rail project. more »

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