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New code of practice for recording data on buried assets

19 Sep 2017: British Standards Institution (BSI) has published a new code of practice to standardise the way data on underground utilities are captured, recorded, maintained and shared. more »

Murphy quits Australian JV

19 Sep 2017: Murphy has sold its 50 per cent stake in Australian pipeline developer MPC to private equity investors. more »

Interserve names new CFO

18 Sep 2017: Interserve has recruited Mark Whiteling as its new chief financial officer. more »

Brighton manslaughter duo get nine months

18 Sep 2017: A Brighton property developer and his foreman have been sentenced to nine months in prison for the death of carpenter on one of their sites. more »

University submits plans for £60m student centre

18 Sep 2017: The University of Central Lancashire has submitted a planning application for the centrepiece of its £200m development plans. more »

House-builder plots regional expansion

18 Sep 2017: Leicester-based house-builder Westleigh has promoted four staff to a newly created central services directorate. more »

Balfour Beatty backs down on CITB vote

15 Sep 2017: Britain’s biggest construction company has decided to vote to retain the Construction Industry Training Board levy after all. more »

Diamond drillers join together

15 Sep 2017: London-based drilling and demolition specialist Robore has taken over Holemasters to grow its market coverage to the north of England. more »

Crossrail track now all laid

15 Sep 2017: All of the railway track is now laid for the new £14.8bn Elizabeth line in London, ready for train services to begin in December 2018. more »

Interserve share price hits new low

15 Sep 2017: Interserve has now lost nearly 80% of its market value in the past six months after its latest profits warning. more »

Solution to micro-fibre concrete topping ban

15 Sep 2017: Jablite has launched a new version of its All-in-One Thermal Floor System that is BBA-certified for use as a load-bearing beam and block floor. more »

Costain on board for automated lorry trials

15 Sep 2017: Costain has joined the consortium headed by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to trial autonomous driving technologies. more »

Leeds to Manchester in seven minutes

15 Sep 2017: A train service that takes just minutes to get between the UK’s biggest cities is a goal way beyond the aspirations of HS2 but Hyperloop One is thinking big and its dreams are getting closer. more »

Dredgers set course for Blenheim Palace

14 Sep 2017: One of the largest civil engineering projects ever undertaken at a British stately home is being planned at Woodstock’s Blenheim Palace. more »

BSI revises fire alarm standard

14 Sep 2017: BSI has revised the British Standard for fire detection and fire alarm systems in commercial buildings. more »

Engineers battle Whitechapel fatberg

14 Sep 2017: Thames Water engineers are engaged in a three-week battle against one of the biggest fatbergs they have ever encountered. more »

Problems mount at Interserve as waste costs keep spiralling

14 Sep 2017: A sparse trading update from Interserve reveals that its construction business is in an even worse state than we thought. more »

Suspended jail sentence for unsafe roofer

14 Sep 2017: A roofing contractor has been handed a suspended jail sentence after workers were left at risk of falling from unprotected roof edges. more »

Breedon taps up AI director

13 Sep 2017: Breedon has recruited Mike Pearce from Aggregate Industries to run its southern division. more »

Galliford Try profits hit by mispriced major projects

13 Sep 2017: Galliford Try’s annual results show profits down 57% due to losses on its two biggest construction projects that history has shown it mispriced. more »

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