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Cladding sector remains in post-Grenfell confusion

15 Feb 2018: The cladding sector remains in confusion eight months after the Grenfell Tower fire and the risk of specification errors is worryingly high, according to one supplier. more »

Contractor fined £500k after groundworker run over

15 Feb 2018: Birmingham based civil engineering contractor MV Kelly has been fined £500,000 after a worker was run over by a tipper truck. more »

New boss for Wates Residential

15 Feb 2018: Wates Group has named Richard Shroll as managing director of its recently restructured residential business. more »

Cement deliveries threatened by strike

15 Feb 2018: Delivery drivers working for Castle Cement are preparing to take strike action over a two-year pay deal offer described as ‘very unsatisfactory’ by their union. more »

Networking event in Birmingham

15 Feb 2018: Tier one contractors including Balfour Beatty, Kier, Wates and Seddon will be scouting for new subcontractors and suppliers at a meet the buyer event in Birmingham next week. more »

Galliford Try seeks support after Carillion effect hits balance sheet

14 Feb 2018: Galliford Try is planning to raise £150m of new equity capital to withstand the burden left on it by Carillion’s collapse. more »

Serco cuts £20m from Carillion healthcare price tag

14 Feb 2018: When the vendor has gone bust, the buyer is in the boss seat and so Serco has saved itself more than £20m on the acquisition of Carillion’s healthcare portfolio. more »

Shareholders approve Styles & Wood takeover

14 Feb 2018: Styles & Wood shareholders have voted in favour of selling out to Central Square Holdings. more »

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 »

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