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Construction T-levels to start in 2020

12 Oct 2017: The Department for Education has revealed plans for T-level courses in construction to begin in 2020. more »

New managing directors at Galliford Try

12 Oct 2017: Galliford Try has named two new managing directors for very different divisions within the group. more »

Mabey expands UK hire team

12 Oct 2017: Bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has bolstered its major projects and contracts sales teams with some new recruits. more »

Magnox fiasco wasted £122m

11 Oct 2017: The National Audit Office has published the results of its investigation into the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Magnox contract fiasco and makes some damning conclusions. more »

Brick maker reveals succession plan

11 Oct 2017: Wayne Sheppard will retire as chief executive of brick maker Ibstock in 2018, to be succeeded by Joe Hudson of Aggregate Industries. more »

Building materials sales show continued growth

11 Oct 2017: New data released by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) shows that its members’ sales rose by 5.8% in August, year-on-year. more »

Bogus CCDO skills card alert

11 Oct 2017: Demolition contractors are being urged to tighten checks on the skills cards of workers on their sites after the discovery of bogus CCDO cards. more »

Willmott Dixon follows Wates into Northern Ireland

11 Oct 2017: Fortem, Willmott Dixon’s housing repair and maintenance division, is looking for subcontractors in Northern Ireland. more »

Tarmac buys out PFA partner

11 Oct 2017: Tarmac has acquired Scottish Power’s 50% share of their ScotAsh joint venture to take full ownership of the materials business. more »

Keller MD moves to Uretek

11 Oct 2017: International ground engineering specialist Uretek has appointed Richard Holmes as managing director of its UK operations. more »

Iseki TBM arrives for Thameslink cables tunnel

11 Oct 2017: BAM Nuttall is preparing to start driving a 187-metre long tunnel under southeast London to install high voltage cables. more »

Quarterly output down despite August rise

10 Oct 2017: Construction output grew 0.6% in August 2017 in Great Britain, compared to the previous month, predominantly driven by a 1.7% rise in new work. more »

Bouygues' Tatton moves to Interserve

10 Oct 2017: Interserve’s construction division has appointed Craig Tatton, formerly of Bouygues, as managing director of its regional building business. more »

BT fined yet again for streetworks failings

10 Oct 2017: Telecoms giant BT has been fined £25,000 for failing to properly sign and guard roadworks. more »

Owen Pugh in administration

10 Oct 2017: Northeast civil engineering contractor Owen Pugh has collapsed into administration under the weight of cash flow pressures. more »

McBains Cooper becomes McBains

10 Oct 2017: A week after its German takeover, construction consultant McBains Cooper is rebranding as simply McBains. more »

The woman who turns soil into rock

10 Oct 2017: BAM Nuttall is backing a university research programme into the use of bacteria to solidify soil instead of cement. more »

Hand-picked duo joins All Foundations

10 Oct 2017: Piling contractor All Foundations has raided the competition for two new executives. more »

Industry votes to keep CITB levy

9 Oct 2017: The Construction Industry Training Board’s proposed levy rate has received industry backing, albeit accompanied by substantial demands for reform. more »

New owner for Clarke Demolition

9 Oct 2017: Suffolk-based Clarke Demolition Company has been acquired by TRU7, parent company of Tippers ‘R’ Us and Trucks ‘R’ Us, based in Ipswich. more »

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