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Archaeologists wowed by Balfour Beatty's Pictish discovery

7 Nov 2017: Balfour Beatty has uncovered what has been described as a significant archaeological find on its £35m A9/A85 Perth Transport Futures project for Perth & Kinross Council. more »

Control panel crushes man’s pelvis

7 Nov 2017: A specialist electric engineering contractor has been fined £60,000 after an employee suffered serious crush injuries. more »

Carillion buoyed by Network Rail deal

6 Nov 2017: Carillion has won a pair of major contracts on Network Rail's Midland Mainline improvement programme, indicating that key clients are standing by the beleagurered firm. more »

Spring 2020 start for Mottram bypass

6 Nov 2017: Highways England has announced its preferred route for the A57 Mottram bypass in South Yorkshire and hopes to start construction in spring 2020. more »

Builders suffer from 'cowboy clients'

6 Nov 2017: The Federation of Master Builders says that three-quarters of its members are under threat from what it calls ‘cowboys clients’. more »

Saint-Gobain acquires Scotframe

6 Nov 2017: French building materials giant Saint-Gobain has made a substantial move in the UK prefabrication market by taking over Scotframe. more »

Scaffolding contractor fined after worker's fall

6 Nov 2017: A construction company has been fined after a worker fell three metres and lost consciousness. more »

Fire hits factory of Grenfell cladding firm

6 Nov 2017: The company that makes the cladding panels that contributed to the ferocity of the fire at Grenfell Tower earlier this year has itself now had a fire at its factory in Exeter. more »

Lakesmere in administration

3 Nov 2017: One of Britain’s biggest building envelope specialists has confirmed that it has collapsed into administration. more »

Interserve wins waste plant sacking dispute

3 Nov 2017: A judge has ruled in Interserve’s favour in a dispute over its sacking from a waste to energy plant project in 2015. more »

BESA chief steps down after cycling accident

3 Nov 2017: Paul McLaughlin has stepped down as chief executive of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) after breaking his back in a bicycling accident. more »

Rail overbuild proposed as solution to London housing crisis

3 Nov 2017: A new report suggests that building over railway lines could be the answer to London’s housing shortage. more »

Northern Irish construction industry frustrated by Stormont impasse

3 Nov 2017: Northern Ireland’s Construction Employers Federation has welcomed the government’s decision to step into the breach after local parties remain deadlocked in attempts to form a devolved Executive. more »

Construction growth returns but optimism fades

2 Nov 2017: The latest monthly survey of construction purchasing managers indicates an industry managing to tread water but feeling distinctly uncertain about the horizon in view. more »

£90m Lowestoft lift bridge out to tender

2 Nov 2017: Suffolk County Council has published the contract notice for a £90m bridge construction project in Lowestoft. more »

Skip firm worker killed by trommel

2 Nov 2017: A company and its director have been sentenced this week for causing the death of a factory worker who fell into a piece of machinery at a construction recycling yard. more »

Troubled Carillion calls in Costain saviour

2 Nov 2017: Alan Lovell, the company doctor credited with rescuing Costain from collapse in the 1990s, has been brought onto the board of Carillion. more »

Galliford Try promotes Sharkey

2 Nov 2017: Galliford Try Partnerships North West has named Martin Sharkey as head of construction. more »

Morgan Sindall nears 2% margin target

1 Nov 2017: While some of its competitors are going through the mill of reorganisation to stave off collapse, Morgan Sindall seems to be positively thriving. more »

Hurcomb joins Van Elle board

1 Nov 2017: David Hurcomb, the chief executive of building services contractor NG Bailey Group, has joined the board of geotechnical engineering contractor Van Elle as a non-executive director. more »

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