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Brexit customs chaos threatens building site logistics

15 Nov 2017: Builders’ merchants are warning that contractors could face materials shortages and delays after March 2019 when Britain leaves the European Union. more »

Crosslane proposes 10-storey student block on Cardiff bowling green

15 Nov 2017: Crosslane Student Developments has submitted a planning application in Cardiff to build a 10-storey block to house 400 students. more »

Sellafield chimney brought down by hand

15 Nov 2017: A 61-metre high concrete chimney at Sellafield is being dismantled by hand at a rate of one metre a week. more »

Government job for Laing O’Rourke chairman

14 Nov 2017: Laing O’Rourke chairman Sir John Parker has been appointed lead non-executive director of the Cabinet Office. more »

Wates recruits interim finance chief

14 Nov 2017: Wates Group has recruited Rod Holdsworth to be interim chief financial officer while David Allen stands in as chief executive. more »

Anglian's Evans heads client group

14 Nov 2017: Anglian Water alliance operations director Dale Evans is taking over as chair of the infrastructure client group (ICG). more »

Fire chiefs lambast construction industry's incompetence

14 Nov 2017: There will be an increase in serious building fires unless the construction industry starts to take fire safety more seriously, the London Fire Brigade has warned. more »

Arcadis and Caledonian form prefab alliance

14 Nov 2017: Construction consultant Arcadis has signed a partnership deal with offsite construction specialist Caledonian to design and make modular housing. more »

Taylor Wimpey sees further growth ahead

13 Nov 2017: House-builder Taylor Wimpey has delivered a confident trading update with sales growing and further growth expected next year. more »

Keltbray adds mini piling capability

13 Nov 2017: Keltbray Piling has invested in a pair of Klemm drill rigs to expand its range of services to mini piling. more »

Construction endures two consecutive quarters of decline

13 Nov 2017: Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output shrank by 0.9% in the third quarter of 2017. more »

Union alarmed by Highways England card scheme

13 Nov 2017: The launch of new identity card scheme by Highways England has prompted the Unite union to ask why it had not been consulted. more »

£2.3bn for second wave of Welsh schools upgrade

13 Nov 2017: The Welsh government has allocated a further £2.3bn to update school and college buildings. more »

Boardroom battle at Van Elle

13 Nov 2017: The founder of foundations specialist Van Elle is said to be seeking to take back control of the firm less than a year after retiring from the board. more »

Stewart Milne appoints construction director

13 Nov 2017: Stewart Milne Homes has appointed a new construction director for central Scotland as part of its drive to build more than 500 new homes in the region. more »

Contractor fined for cable strike burns

13 Nov 2017: A construction company undertaking excavation work has been fined £25,000 for safety breaches after a worker was burned by striking underground electrical cables. more »

£80m student halls scheme planned for Leeds

10 Nov 2017: Unite Students, specialist developer and manager of purpose built student accommodation, has exchanged contracts for a development site in Leeds city centre. more »

Dounreay drones save thousands of pounds

10 Nov 2017: The use of drones to carry out building inspections is saving the taxpayer an estimated £100,000 at the Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness. more »

Precast firm strengthens boards

10 Nov 2017: Stockport-based SCC Design Build has appointed three new directors. more »

Bristol Arena put on hold

10 Nov 2017: Bristol City Council has suspended work on its events arena project while cost-cutting options and alternative funding opportunities are explored. more »

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