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CITB in Bircham Newton talks

24 Jan 2018: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is sitting down with local politicians and industry leaders in Norfolk next month to discuss the future of its Bircham Newton training centre. more »

Survey indicates Carillion subcontractors take average hit of £375k

24 Jan 2018: A straw poll of Carillion’s engineering subcontractors reveals widespread six- and seven-figure losses. more »

Stone moves upstairs as Crest Nicholson profits top £200m

24 Jan 2018: House-builder Crest Nicholson has confirmed its succession plans as it posts steady growth in annual revenue and profit. more »

Building accessibility standard revised

24 Jan 2018: British Standards Institution (BSI) has revised its standards document that ensures building designers cater for the needs of people of all ages and physical abilities. more »

Ghost builders jailed for VAT scam

24 Jan 2018: Three tax fraudsters have been sent to jail for claiming £1m in VAT repayments for building houses that never existed. more »

Lakehouse cuts its losses

23 Jan 2018: A restructuring at building maintenance and support services contractor Lakehouse has resulted in a substantial improvement in its finances. more »

Devon contractor fined £100k after roofer's death

23 Jan 2018: A West Country construction company has been fined £100,000 after an employee died from a six-metre fall. more »

Skills shortages reach record high

23 Jan 2018: Construction workers losing their jobs in the wake of Carillion’s collapse should not be out of work for long as there is new evidence today of skills shortages in the industry reaching an all-time high. more »

Brick-laying robot reaches the UK

23 Jan 2018: A UK start-up company has secured exclusive distribution rights to the US-made SAM 100 brick laying robot. more »

Tarmac hit by industrial unrest

23 Jan 2018: CRH subsidiary Tarmac Building Products is facing a series of strikes in a dispute with employees over pay and two tier working. more »

JCB fires up dumper production line

23 Jan 2018: JCB has now begun production of its new range of Hi-Viz site dumpers. more »

New MD selected for Scottish electrical contractors’ group

23 Jan 2018: Select, the Scottish electrical contractors’ trade association, has chosen Darrell Matthews to take over from Newell McGuinness as its managing director. more »

Kier takes on Carillion JV staff

22 Jan 2018: Carillion employees working on motorway jobs in joint venture with Kier are set to move across to become employees of Kier. more »

Britain reveals its ugly side in Carillion witch-hunt

22 Jan 2018: In the seven days since Carillion announced it was filing for liquidation Phil Bishop has posted approximately 8,000 words on the subject in the form of various news reports for The Construction Index. Here is his first comment on the story. more »

Sellafield strikes called off as talks agreed

22 Jan 2018: A strike by members of Unite working at Sellafield, scheduled for Tuesday 23rd January, has been suspended to allow for talks to resolve the dispute over the alleged victimisation of a trade union representative. more »

Short-term pay secured for Carillion rail workers

22 Jan 2018: Employees of Carillion Construction working on Network Rail projects have had their wages guaranteed through to at least mid-April 2018. more »

Here's what HS2's longest viaduct might look like

19 Jan 2018: HS2 Ltd has revealed first images of what the 3.4km-long Colne Valley Viaduct could look like. more »

Redrow develops house-building BSc degree programme

19 Jan 2018: Britain’s first degree course in house-building has been set up for employees of Redrow and could soon be available to other company staff too. more »

CITB rallying call for Carillion apprentices

19 Jan 2018: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is calling on all construction employers to rally round and take on the former Carillion apprentices. more »

Banks stump up for Carillion crisis package

19 Jan 2018: Three High Street banks have set aside £225m to help small businesses hit by Carillion’s liquidation. more »

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