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NDA shortlists decommissioning ideas

3 Aug 2017: Robots, drones and lasers are among the technologies being proposed for deployment in Sellafield’s impending nuclear clean-up. more »

Cladding needs replacing on more than a hundred tower blocks

3 Aug 2017: Remedial works are needed to replace cladding on more than 100 tower blocks around the UK because it has been confirmed as a fire hazard. more »

Miller Homes changes hands

3 Aug 2017: Ownership of house-builder Miller Homes is moving from one group of investors to another. more »

Construction materials prices up 4.7%

3 Aug 2017: The ‘All Work’ construction material price index increased by 4.7% in June 2017 compared to June 2016. more »

Materials trade deficit hits £2.5bn in the first quarter

3 Aug 2017: Britain’s trade deficit in building products and materials widened by 7.4% in the first quarter of 2017 to reach £2,498m. more »

Feedback wanted on NEC4 alliance contract

3 Aug 2017: Contracts publisher NEC is looking to industry for industry feedback on its new NEC4 alliance contract, which is designed to unite project teams on a single contract. more »

Cable installation under way on Sunderland bridge

3 Aug 2017: Bridge specialist VSL International has begun cable installation on the New Wear Crossing in Sunderland more »

Expansion for Keltbray Sheet Piling

3 Aug 2017: Keltbray Sheet Piling has opened a new office in Cheshire to meet increasing demand across the country for sheet piling works. more »

Jacobs buys CH2M in $3.27bn deal

2 Aug 2017: Jacobs Engineering has agreed to buy CH2M in a deal worth a total of US$3.27bn (£2.47bn). more »

New contract awards hit five-year low

2 Aug 2017: Data gathered by the Builders’ Conference indicates a downturn in UK construction activity ahead with a slowdown in new contracts being signed. more »

Commercial building slowdown drags construction to 11-month low

2 Aug 2017: July 2017 proved to be the UK construction industry’s slowest month since august 2012, according to the latest monthly survey of industry purchasing managers. more »

Online traders drive Travis Perkins to reorganise

2 Aug 2017: Builders merchant group Travis Perkins is reorganising its plumbing businesses again after several years of underperformance in the face of online competition. more »

More winners named in highways challenge

2 Aug 2017: Nineteen local authority highway projects have been chosen by the Department for Transport to share in a £75m funding pot. more »

Highways England updates project plan

2 Aug 2017: Highways England has published an updated delivery plan, setting out work completed to date, what is under way and the seven highway projects to start by spring 2018. more »

SIG sells plastics and windows businesses

2 Aug 2017: Blackburn-based General All-Purpose Plastics Ltd has bought SIG Building Plastics and SIG Windows from SIG UK Exteriors. more »

Weston Homes offers £20,000 reward after break-in (– watch video)

2 Aug 2017: House-builder Weston Homes is offering a £20,000 reward for information leading to the return of machinery and material stolen from its Southend storage facility last months. more »

Hospital moves out patients over fire risk

1 Aug 2017: Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital is closing its trauma unit over the fire risk presented by its cladding. more »

Forterra grows 11%

1 Aug 2017: Brick and block producer Forterra, formerly Hanson Building Products, has reported 11% growth in revenues for the first half of 2017 on the back of growth in the house-building sector. more »

Leasehold review dents Taylor Wimpey profits

1 Aug 2017: Taylor Wimpey has reported half year profits of more than £200m before tax even allowing for the cost of reforming its controversial leasehold policy. more »

Bolt-on acquisition for Breedon

1 Aug 2017: Breedon has taken over Humberside Aggregates Ltd for £9m. more »

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