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Tilbury's £1bn expansion plans submitted

1 Nov 2017: Plans for a new £1bn terminal at Port of Tilbury in east London have been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate more »

Freyssinet joints approved for highway structures

1 Nov 2017: Freyssinet expansion joints have received Highways England type approval. more »

Patent for cost-saving tunnel seal

1 Nov 2017: A new cast-in rubber gasket corner joint system designed to reduce the risk of segment cracking during tunnel construction has secured a UK patent. more »

CIOB asks: Why are we building such rubbish?

31 Oct 2017: The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has issued a call for evidence for its inquiry into construction quality – or, more pertinently, the absence of it. more »

Utilities contractors rail against lane rental proposals

31 Oct 2017: Street Works UK, the trade association for utilities contractors and their clients, has warned against government proposals to allow councils to charge utility companies hourly rates for digging up roads. more »

Carillion sells Ask stakes

31 Oct 2017: Carillion has sold its shareholdings in Ask Real Estate Ltd and Ask Carillion Developments LLP to West Midlands developer Dukehill for £13.8m. more »

Hinkley Point strike threat lifted

31 Oct 2017: Strike action among hundreds of construction workers building the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station has been averted after workers agreed to an improved pay offer. more »

Fitter jailed for deadly gate failing

31 Oct 2017: A technician who fitted an automated gate to the garden of a house near Norwich has been jailed for manslaughter after it fell onto her and killed her. more »

M&E specialist steps into facilities management

31 Oct 2017: Mechanical & electrical contractor JS Wright has taken an initial step into facilities management after appointing its first maintenance manager. more »

New guidance on construction of SuDS

31 Oct 2017: The Construction Industry Research & Information Association (CIRIA) has produced new guidance to help with the construction and design of sustainable drainage systems. more »

WSP leads on northern transport studies

31 Oct 2017: Consulting engineer WSP has been appointed by Transport for the North to develop an infrastructure improvement programme across two key transport corridors. more »

MacMic expansion plans on course

31 Oct 2017: Scottish house-builder Mactaggart & Mickel is targeting expansion south of the border after reporting growing profits and turnover for its latest financial year. more »

Balfour completes Heery sale

30 Oct 2017: Balfour Beatty has now completed the sale of Heery International to CBRE, which it announced earlier this month. more »

Engineers make statement with concrete front desk

30 Oct 2017: Structural and civil engineering consultant AKT II has an unusual reception at its new London offices – the front desk is made from concrete. more »

New construction minister appointed

30 Oct 2017: Another construction minister has come and gone in short order, with David Prior replaced by Lord Henley. more »

Roofer falls after guard rails removed

30 Oct 2017: A builder from Nottingham has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries falling from a scaffold. more »

Carillion poaches Wates chief executive

27 Oct 2017: Wates Group chief executive Andrew Davies has been headhunted to take over at Carillion. more »

Barratt quits £6bn Enfield scheme

27 Oct 2017: Enfield Council has parted company with its development partner for the £6bn Meridian Water development. more »

Bovis fined for out-of-hours breach

26 Oct 2017: Bovis Homes has been fined for carrying out construction work outside of hours agreed in its planning conditions. more »

Builders told to rely on shop washrooms

26 Oct 2017: Housing maintenance crews in Birmingham have been directed to use the washroom facilities of nearby shops and takeaways in the absence of their own workplace facilities. more »

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