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Excavation breaches on the rise

12 Jan 2018: A construction safety organisation has identified a spike in unsafe excavation work on UK construction sites. more »

Aecom adds to health team

12 Jan 2018: Aecom has appointed Ian Mitchell as director of cost management for healthcare and public sector projects. more »

Aldous bill passes first hurdle

12 Jan 2018: Proposed legislation to amend the Construction Act to protect retention monies will get its second reading in the House of Commons on 27th April. more »

Opportunities expand in the defence sector

11 Jan 2018: The Defence Infrastructure Organisation, which procures construction and facilities management services on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, is looking to increase the number of its suppliers. more »

Site worker killed by excavator

11 Jan 2018: A civil engineering contractor has to pay out nearly £100,000 after an employee was crushed to death between a digger and a dumper. more »

Alun Griffiths sells up to Tarmac

11 Jan 2018: Tarmac has taken over Welsh civil engineering contractor Alun Griffiths. more »

Construction output slows

11 Jan 2018: Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output in November rose by 0.4% on October and on the previous year, but quarterly output was down. more »

Strikes set to disrupt Sellafield construction work

10 Jan 2018: Workers employed by civil engineering contractor DSD Construction at the Sellafield nuclear complex in Cumbria are going on strike after the sacking of a shop steward. more »

Crossrail electricians walk out

10 Jan 2018: The first of what might be a series of planned strikes by electricians on the Crossrail project in London takes place today (10/1/18). more »

Taylor Wimpey boosts output and margins

10 Jan 2018: Taylor Wimpey shareholders are in line for a pay-out of half a billion pounds this year as the house-builder continues to revel in benign market conditions. more »

Marshalls maintains momentum

10 Jan 2018: Paving and landscaping products supplier Marshalls grew its revenues by 8% in 2017 on the back of continued growth in new build housing. more »

Interserve reports progress on rescue plan

10 Jan 2018: Interserve says that its 2018 operating profit will be ahead of current market expectations thanks to its ‘Fit for Growth’ turnarounds plan that it launched in October 2017. more »

Ramboll MD takes ACE chair

10 Jan 2018: Mathew Riley, UK managing director of Ramboll, has been elected chairman of the Association for Consultancy & Engineering (ACE). more »

Esher MP takes a go as housing minister

9 Jan 2018: Dominic Raab, MP for Esher and Walton, has become the 15th housing minister of the 21st Century and the seventh for the Conservatives since the 2010 general election. more »

Persimmon grows 9%

9 Jan 2018: House-builder Persimmon is set to surpass expectations when it announces its 2017 results next month. more »

Mayor approves Croydon's £1.4bn plans

9 Jan 2018: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rubber stamped plans for a £1.4bn rebuild of Croydon’s shopping centre. more »

Housing takes centre stage in government rebrand

9 Jan 2018: The government has rebranded the Department of Communities & Local Government as the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). more »

Building products sector braced for slowdown

9 Jan 2018: Sales of construction products slowed in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a further slowdown is expected in 2018. more »

Middlesbrough MP lambasts 'cavalier' Laing O’Rourke for hospital build failings

9 Jan 2018: “Laing O’Rourke should be utterly ashamed of themselves for such shoddy workmanship,” is the verdict of an MP over one of its projects. more »

Roads procurement chief moves to HS2

9 Jan 2018: Highways England procurement director David Poole is moving to HS2 Ltd. more »

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