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Bricklayers earn more than architects

24 May 2016: Shortages of skilled labour in the construction industry means that many bricklayers are now earning more than architects and taking home up to £1,000 a week. more »

Renew nudges towards 4.5% margin target

24 May 2016: Engineering services group Renew has unveiled record interim results for the six months ended 31st March 2016. more »

Local builders lobby for school building role

24 May 2016: Having been frozen out of previous education frameworks, the National Federation of Builders is lobbying hard for its members to get a bite of the next tranche. more »

New finance director at Clugston

24 May 2016: Clugston Group has appointed Ian Pattison to be its new group finance director and company secretary. more »

Miller Homes and Wates join forces in south

23 May 2016: Miller Homes and Wates Developments are teaming up for building houses in southern England. more »

Parish council backs green belt development

23 May 2016: Taylor Wimpey has been cleared to build new houses on the Oxfordshire greenbelt after wooing locals with new sports facilities. more »

Jail for VAT fraudsters

23 May 2016: Two fraudsters who set up construction companies solely to claim more than £500,000 tax back on supplies for new build houses that were never built, have been sentenced to two years in jail. more »

Research shows poor housing costs the UK billions every year

23 May 2016: Failure to adequately maintain Britain’s housing stock costs the National Health Service £1.4bn a year, according to a report from the Building Research Establishment. more »

Timelapse video shows M1 bridge installation

23 May 2016: Highways England has released a short video showing giant steel beams being lifted into place over the M1 near Dunstable as part of the £162m A5-M1 link road project. more »

Two fined after window installer's fall

23 May 2016: Two companies have been fined a total of £26,000 after a man fell more than three metres while installing window frames. more »

Miller Homes fined £100k for pollution offence

20 May 2016: House-builder Miller Homes has been fined £100,000 over a pollution incident on a site in Huddersfield. more »

LandSec commits to Living Wage

20 May 2016: Contractors and subcontractors starting on Land Securities construction sites must now pay all their workers at least the Living Wage. more »

Mabey brings in southern site crew

20 May 2016: Yorkshire-based groundworks specialist Mabey Hire is setting up a London-based site crew to support the work of its contracts team in the south of England. more »

Lovell manager in line for Trainspotting 2 cameo role

20 May 2016: A Lovell project manager is hoping he doesn’t end up on the cutting room floor after shooting scenes for the sequel to the acclaimed film Trainspotting. more »

Ordnance Survey launches BIM-ready mapping

19 May 2016: Ordnance Survey (OS) data can be plugged straight into a building information model (BIM) using a system that is being launched next week. more »

London mayor swings behind Garden Bridge

19 May 2016: Sadiq Khan, the new mayor of London, has given his backing to the Garden Bridge project. more »

NMC seeks new chief executive

19 May 2016: As North Midland Construction’s return to profitability continues, the jobs of chairman and chief executive are to become divided between two people. more »

Birmingham to get more student halls

19 May 2016: Student accommodation specialist Unite Students is planning a £40m development in Birmingham. more »

HS2 generates spike in government construction pipeline

19 May 2016: Analysis by KPMG has revealed a £62.6bn jump in the value of the UK Government construction pipeline since August 2015. more »

App saves money for Keltbray Piling

19 May 2016: Keltbray expects to save £60,000 a year through a new app that changes how its piling division manages information. more »

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