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New directors at ECA

10 Nov 2017: The Electrical Contractors Association has appointed two new directors. more »

McCarthy & Stone puts Balfour Beatty alumnus in chair

9 Nov 2017: Former Balfour Beatty boss Paul Lester is to be the next chairman of McCarthy & Stone. more »

Political instability slows housing market

9 Nov 2017: Redrow chairman Steve Morgan says that political turmoil poses a greater threat to the housing market than the recent interest rate rise. more »

Highways England rolls out ID card scheme

9 Nov 2017: Highways England has introduced a new identity card scheme of its own for the 50,000 construction workers across its supply chain. more »

Malaysian investor takes 70% of Willmott Dixon's residential business

9 Nov 2017: Willmott Dixon has agreed to sell a majority share of its residential development business Be Living to Malaysian developer EcoWorld International. more »

Heathrow reveals long-list for offsite construction hubs

8 Nov 2017: Heathrow Airport has produced a long-list of 65 potential logistic hub locations to serve as centres for off-site construction, selected from an initial 121 applications. more »

Silvertown tunnel decision delayed again

8 Nov 2017: Transport secretary Chris Grayling has pushed back a decision on the planned £1bn Silvertown tunnel under the Thames in east London by another six months. more »

Construction continues to grow but contractors' profits seep away

8 Nov 2017: With costs going up but tender prices static, contractors’ profit margins are in decline once again more »

Dover contractors dig up mammoth tooth

8 Nov 2017: The team working on Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) project has unearthed a fossilised mammoth tooth during the excavation of the Wellington Dock navigation channel. more »

M&E firm bought by its directors

8 Nov 2017: Ductwork manufacturer and installation contractor E Poppleton & Son has been acquired by its managing director Tim Hopkinson and sales director Nigel Edwards-Hughes. more »

Builder told to repay £140k now or stay in jail and pay later

8 Nov 2017: A Dorset builder who evaded more than £128,000 in tax has been ordered to repay criminal profits of £141,453 within three months or remain in prison for a further 18 months and still owe the money. more »

Government sets out CITB reform agenda

7 Nov 2017: The government has published its response to the recently concluded triennial review of the Construction Industry Training Board. more »

Keltbray moves into lifting services

7 Nov 2017: Keltbray’s diversification from its demolition roots continues with the establishment of Keltbray Lifting Services. more »

Manchester housing workers announce winter strike plans

7 Nov 2017: Unite union members employed by Mears in Manchester in housing maintenance roles begin a programme of 49 days of strikes next week. more »

SEC shocked by retentions research findings

7 Nov 2017: The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group, which has been campaigning for years for reform of the cash retentions system, says that even it was surprised by the amount recently disclosed to have been lost through company insolvencies. more »

Wimpenny to succeed Cash at BAM

7 Nov 2017: James Wimpenny will take over as chief executive of BAM Construct UK on 1st January 2018 on the retirement of Graham Cash. more »

Seymour promotes four to the board

7 Nov 2017: Northeast contractor Seymour Civil Engineering has promoted four members of staff to its board of directors. more »

Keller assembles team for HS2

7 Nov 2017: Ground engineering specialist Keller UK has appointed Jon Hall major projects director to prepare the company for a role in major infrastructure projects in the pipeline. more »

BAM tops contract league table in October

7 Nov 2017: The Builders’ Conference BCLive league table recorded an unexpected rally in October, with the monthly total of new construction contracts signed topping £4.6bn. more »

Japanese knotweed code updated

7 Nov 2017: A new code of practice has been produced for managing Japanese knotweed. more »

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