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Professional bodies launch global cost-comparison tool

24 Jul 2017: A global coalition of 45 organisations has launched a new system designed to reduce construction risk by improving the comparison of project costs. more »

Scottish builders lose confidence

24 Jul 2017: The latest quarterly survey of Scottish builders has shown confidence declining as fears grow over their future work pipeline. more »

CITB identifies London skills shortages

24 Jul 2017: Annual construction activity levels in Greater London are set to remain at around £30bn for the next few years bringing potential skill gaps in a number of areas, according to a new report. more »

Record-breaking bridge to take a trip

24 Jul 2017: A team that includes Curtins and Kier is bringing a record-breaking Lego bridge to Liverpool. more »

Government to clamp down on drones

24 Jul 2017: New rules to regulate drone use are to be introduced by the UK government. more »

Construction SMEs report slowdown in growth

24 Jul 2017: Growth among construction’s small and medium businesses slowed down in the second quarter of the year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). more »

Kent street-furniture manufacturer expands

24 Jul 2017: Kent-based Streetspace is about move into new offices and factory space. more »

GAP agrees two-year deal with Atlas Copco

24 Jul 2017: Atlas Copco is to be the sole supplier of compressors to GAP Hire Solutions for the next two years. more »

Skanska wins £142m London contract

24 Jul 2017: Skanska has signed a £142m contract to build a mixed-use development in London. more »

Construction’s use of social media grows

24 Jul 2017: Preliminary findings of a survey due out in September indicate growing usage of social media by construction professionals for their work. more »

GSK scraps plans for £350m Ulverston plant

21 Jul 2017: Pharmaceutical company GSK has scrapped plans to build a £350m manufacturing plant at Ulverston in Cumbria. more »

Galliard builders uncover Roman sarcophagus

21 Jul 2017: A Roman sarcophagus unearthed by builders from Galliard Construction in Southwark has been moved to the Museum of London for exhumation. more »

Highways England beats target for efficiency savings but much more needed

21 Jul 2017: Highways England’s performance is good but needs to be better. That is the conclusion of its regulator’s latest annual assessment. more »

Tax tribunal overturns VAT policy on student accommodation

20 Jul 2017: HM Revenue & Customs’ VAT policy on new-build student accommodation has been successfully challenged in a case taken to the Tax Tribunal. more »

Berkeley starts building on Southall's old gas works

20 Jul 2017: Construction work has started this week on an 88-acre regeneration site in West London site where 3,750 new homes are planned. more »

London housing associations to merge

20 Jul 2017: Notting Hill Housing and Genesis Housing Association have agreed to merge, a move set to create one of the country’s largest housing associations. more »

Auditor raps HS2 for generous redundancy packages

20 Jul 2017: HS2 Ltd has been paying exposed for paying out more in redundancy payments than the government has authorities it to. more »

Clugston profits shrink 80% in two years

20 Jul 2017: Delays to project starts impacted on revenues at the privately-owned Clugston Group last year and profits have shrunk again. more »

Surveyors blame Brexit for slowing growth

20 Jul 2017: The latest construction survey form the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors indicates slowing workloads, with Brexit being blamed for delaying investment. more »

Farmer review: government response

20 Jul 2017: Nine months after it was published, the government has set out its response to the Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model. more »

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