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GMI opens Manchester office

26 Jan 2018: Leeds-based GMI Construction Group has opened a new office in Manchester. more »

Cementitious coating passes 29-year test

26 Jan 2018: Flexcrete’s Cementitious Coating 851 has received the thumbs up from scientists at the Vinci Construction Technology Centre in Bedfordshire, who have confirmed that it provides an effective barrier to chlorides for at least 29 years. more »

Views wanted for height safety inquiry

26 Jan 2018: A newly formed all party parliamentary group (APPG) for working at height has launched an inquiry into the numbers of serious injuries and fatalities which occur because of a fall from height and falling objects. more »

Aecom and ESFA launch joint apprenticeship scheme

26 Jan 2018: The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has joined forces with construction consultant Aecom for what is said to be a “unique” apprenticeship programme. more »

Carillion trade creditors covered to the tune of just £31m

26 Jan 2018: An estimated £31m is expected to be paid by trade credit insurers to help firms in the supply chain recover from the collapse of Carillion, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). more »

Galliford Try takes over Carillion road job

25 Jan 2018: Galliford Try has stepped in to replace Carillion temporarily on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass. more »

UK new home registrations up 6% in 2017

25 Jan 2018: More than 160,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK last year, an increase of 6% on 2016, according to latest statistics from the National House Building Council (NHBC). more »

Legal battle still weighs on North Midland

25 Jan 2018: North Midland Construction remains embroiled in legal action over a legacy contract dating back to 2009. more »

Van Elle to take Carillion hit in second half

25 Jan 2018: Foundations specialist Van Elle has reported solid growth in its interim results but is braced for bad debts from the collapse of Carillion. more »

Industry bodies make joint call for end of retentions

25 Jan 2018: Build UK has issued a joint call with the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), and the Construction Products Association (CPA) for the gradual abolition of retention payments in the construction industry. more »

Green light for £150m Guildford station development

25 Jan 2018: A £150m redevelopment of the area around Guildford railway station has been approved by the Planning Inspectorate. more »

Union seeks improvements in wind farm working conditions

25 Jan 2018: Working conditions on remote wind farm sites are under the spotlight after the death of man on a site last weekend. more »

Survey indicates Carillion subcontractors take average hit of £375k

24 Jan 2018: A straw poll of Carillion’s engineering subcontractors reveals widespread six- and seven-figure losses. more »

Stone moves upstairs as Crest Nicholson profits top £200m

24 Jan 2018: House-builder Crest Nicholson has confirmed its succession plans as it posts steady growth in annual revenue and profit. more »

Building accessibility standard revised

24 Jan 2018: British Standards Institution (BSI) has revised its standards document that ensures building designers cater for the needs of people of all ages and physical abilities. more »

CITB in Bircham Newton talks

24 Jan 2018: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is sitting down with local politicians and industry leaders in Norfolk next month to discuss the future of its Bircham Newton training centre. more »

Ghost builders jailed for VAT scam

24 Jan 2018: Three tax fraudsters have been sent to jail for claiming £1m in VAT repayments for building houses that never existed. more »

Lakehouse cuts its losses

23 Jan 2018: A restructuring at building maintenance and support services contractor Lakehouse has resulted in a substantial improvement in its finances. more »

Devon contractor fined £100k after roofer's death

23 Jan 2018: A West Country construction company has been fined £100,000 after an employee died from a six-metre fall. more »

Skills shortages reach record high

23 Jan 2018: Construction workers losing their jobs in the wake of Carillion’s collapse should not be out of work for long as there is new evidence today of skills shortages in the industry reaching an all-time high. more »

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