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Phenolic foam insulation fails cladding fire safety tests

22 Aug 2017: Aluminium composite material cladding with a fire retardant polyethylene filler and phenolic foam insulation has been confirmed as not meeting current Building Regulations. more »

Persimmon sees 30% profit growth in first half

22 Aug 2017: House-builder Persimmon has reported 30% growth in half-year profits on revenue up 12% more »

Brick demand returns to 2007 levels

22 Aug 2017: Brick sales are running at their highest levels for 10 years, prompting a warning to builders to be sure to plan their deliveries. more »

Sales growth for building products

22 Aug 2017: Latest data from the Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) shows UK builders merchants growing their daily sales by 5.3% in the second quarter of 2017 compared to Q2 2016. more »

Barnwood turnover reaches £90m

22 Aug 2017: Gloucester-based Barnwood Group has reported a 4.5% rise in annual turnover to £90m for 2016. more »

Highways England appoints interim major projects director

21 Aug 2017: Highways England has recruited Peter Mumford to act as interim executive director for major projects until a permanent appointment is made. more »

Building defects push PFI vehicle into loss

21 Aug 2017: Edinburgh Schools Partnership, the PFI company hit by building defects last year, has reported a loss in its latest accounts. more »

Balfour Beatty set to vote down 'failing' CITB

21 Aug 2017: Balfour Beatty is set to vote against maintaining the Construction Industry Training Board, chief executive Leo Quinn has revealed. more »

Carillion gives Howson COO title

21 Aug 2017: Carillion has given axed chief executive Richard Howson the job title of chief operating officer while he serves out the rest of his short time with the company. more »

Skanska FM trials data gathering tech

21 Aug 2017: Skanska is adopting the use of smart technology in its facilities management operations. more »

TBM starts Newark sewer journey

18 Aug 2017: A 160-tonne tunnel boring machine has started a 2.8km journey below the Nottinghamshire town of Newark as part of a £60m sewerage overhaul. more »

Turf cut on stage two of Ings regeneration

18 Aug 2017: Compendium Living has begun construction work on the next phase of a regeneration scheme in Hull after an official ground-breaking with local councillors. more »

Plans in for Brum's canalside housing

18 Aug 2017: One of Birmingham’s largest regeneration schemes is close to take-off with a detailed planning application now submitted. more »

Augmented reality – coming to a construction site near you

17 Aug 2017: A £1m government research grant has been awarded to develop the use of virtual and augmented reality in the construction industry. more »

London mayor sets out new rules for affordable housing

17 Aug 2017: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has raised the bar for affordable housing provision in the capital. more »

Barratt promotes through the ranks

17 Aug 2017: Barratt Homes has promoted Ilir Gjini to construction director of its North Thames division. more »

Boskalis buys Gardline for £40m

17 Aug 2017: Marine geotechnical specialist Gardline has been taken over by Dutch dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster for £40m. more »

Cable thieves hit railways

16 Aug 2017: More than £90,000 of copper wire has been stolen from the railways in the past six weeks, Network Rail has said. more »

Balfour Beatty on course to make 3% construction margin

16 Aug 2017: Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn is claiming success in his turnaround of Britain’s biggest contractor – he is not there yet, but he is on track, he says. more »

Sweco leads on new Tay bridge

16 Aug 2017: Sweco UK has been appointed by Perth & Kinross Council as lead consultant on the £113m Cross Tay Link Road project on the outskirts of Perth. more »

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