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Strike threat at Willmott Dixon subsidiary

14 Feb 2018: Willmott Dixon’s maintenance subsidiary Fortem faces the threat of strikes in Rotherham after de-recognising unions. more »

Another prefab tower block for Croydon

14 Feb 2018: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved plans for a 21-storey modular building. more »

McLaren targets frameworks with new recruit

14 Feb 2018: McLaren Construction has recruited Keith Rayner from BAM to be its new public sector director. more »

Network Rail sets out £47bn five-year plan

13 Feb 2018: Network Rail has published a five-year plan for investing £47bn in the network up until 2024. more »

BRE seeks to win over public on modular homes

13 Feb 2018: The Building Research Establishment has produced a product standard for modular and prefabricated homes in a bid to reassure buyers. more »

Rising costs raise prospect of further corporate failures

13 Feb 2018: The construction industry looks to be in for a difficult 2018, following stagnation in 2017 and then the collapse of Carillion in the new year. more »

McAlpine seeks Surrey subbies

13 Feb 2018: Sir Robert McAlpine is looking for suppliers and subcontractors in Surrey to work with it on the £300m Woking town centre redevelopment. more »

Cleveland Bridge recruits business development manager

13 Feb 2018: Darlington-based Cleveland Bridge UK has appointed rail industry specialist Martin Eason as its new business development manager to help cultivate client relationships. more »

Celebrity engineer launches book

12 Feb 2018: Structural engineer Roma Agrawal has brought out a book celebrating the achievements of her profession. more »

Shrewsbury house-builder in administration

12 Feb 2018: Cashflow pressures are being blamed for a Shropshire social housing developer being forced into administration. more »

TfL sites packaged specially for SME house-builders

12 Feb 2018: Transport for London (TfL) is bringing forward 10 small plots of its redundant land as part of the Mayor of London’s 'Small Sites, Small Builders' programme. more »

Balfour takes over Carillion gritting service

12 Feb 2018: Manchester City Council has draughted in Balfour Beatty to deliver gritting services previously provided but bust competitor Carillion. more »

Construction suffers three quarters of decline

12 Feb 2018: The construction industry in Great Britain has now had three consecutive quarters of negative growth, according to latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). more »

Sheikhs push for hearing to rebut Carillion's non-payment allegations

9 Feb 2018: The Qatari royal family wants to testify to a UK parliamentary committee to defend their reputation after Carillion executives blamed them for the company’s collapse. Anthony Harwood reports. more »

Precast piles preferred for York stadium complex

9 Feb 2018: Piling works have begun on the new stadium leisure complex in York, but there is less material going into the ground than originally planned. more »

Funding secured for Oxford flood defences

9 Feb 2018: All the necessary funding has been secured for a £120m flood alleviation scheme in Oxford. more »

Scottish demolition contractors break away

9 Feb 2018: Demolition contractors in Scotland have launched a new trade association for themselves to better represent their interests. more »

Heathrow reps quiz prefab bidders

9 Feb 2018: Purchasers from Heathrow Airport have begun a nationwide tour of the sites bidding to be one of its four remote Logistics Hubs for offsite construction. more »

More jobs lost at Carillion

8 Feb 2018: Another 101 roles at Carillion have been made redundant by the Official Receiver today. more »

Two more Tideway TBMs arrive

8 Feb 2018: The largest tunnel boring machines that will be used to dig the Thames Tideway tunnel have arrived from France. more »

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