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Brick-laying robot reaches the UK

23 Jan 2018: A UK start-up company has secured exclusive distribution rights to the US-made SAM 100 brick laying robot. more »

Tarmac hit by industrial unrest

23 Jan 2018: Tarmac Building Products, part of the CRH group, is facing a series of strikes in a dispute with employees over pay and two tier working. more »

New MD selected for Scottish electrical contractors’ group

23 Jan 2018: Select, the Scottish electrical contractors’ trade association, has chosen Darrell Matthews to take over from Newell McGuinness as its managing director. more »

Kier takes on Carillion JV staff

22 Jan 2018: Carillion employees working on motorway jobs in joint venture with Kier are set to move across to become employees of Kier. more »

Britain reveals its ugly side in Carillion witch-hunt

22 Jan 2018: In the seven days since Carillion announced it was filing for liquidation Phil Bishop has posted approximately 8,000 words on the subject in the form of various news reports for The Construction Index. Here is his first comment on the story. more »

Sellafield strikes called off as talks agreed

22 Jan 2018: A strike by members of Unite working at Sellafield, scheduled for Tuesday 23rd January, has been suspended to allow for talks to resolve the dispute over the alleged victimisation of a trade union representative. more »

Short-term pay secured for Carillion rail workers

22 Jan 2018: Employees of Carillion Construction working on Network Rail projects have had their wages guaranteed through to at least mid-April 2018. more »

Here's what HS2's longest viaduct might look like

19 Jan 2018: HS2 Ltd has revealed first images of what the 3.4km-long Colne Valley Viaduct could look like. more »

Redrow develops house-building BSc degree programme

19 Jan 2018: Britain’s first degree course in house-building has been set up for employees of Redrow and could soon be available to other company staff too. more »

CITB rallying call for Carillion apprentices

19 Jan 2018: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is calling on all construction employers to rally round and take on the former Carillion apprentices. more »

Banks stump up for Carillion crisis package

19 Jan 2018: Three High Street banks have set aside £225m to help small businesses hit by Carillion’s liquidation. more »

Crossrail electricians step up strike action

19 Jan 2018: The £16bn Crossrail project is set for further delays as Unite, the construction union, has announced further strikes on the Woolwich section of the project. more »

Armitt confirmed as NIC chair

19 Jan 2018: Sir John Armitt has been appointed chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) following the resignation of Andrew Adonis earlier this month. more »

Kier fined £100k for oil spill

18 Jan 2018: Two contractors have been ordered to pay more than £180,000 in fines and costs for polluting groundwater with 11,000 litres of diesel during the re-development of Christchurch Hospital in Dorset. more »

Banks promise to go easy on small firms hit by Carillion collapse

18 Jan 2018: Lending banks have promised to support businesses impacted by the liquidation of Carillion. more »

Byrne Bros coughs up £250k of accrued holiday pay

18 Jan 2018: Contractor Byrne Bros has agreed to pay out an estimated £250,000 in unpaid holiday pay to its London workforce. more »

Cleveland Bridge opens in Newport

18 Jan 2018: Darlington's Cleveland Bridge is opening a new office in Newport, Wales. more »

Trump hands Balfour £20m for starters

18 Jan 2018: Balfour Beatty’s 2017 profits are set to be boosted by an additional £20m from Donald Trump. more »

Trade bodies set out support plan for Carillion victims

17 Jan 2018: Two construction industry associations have teamed up to propose an action plan to mitigate the impact of Carillion’s liquidation. more »

New chief for windows firm

17 Jan 2018: Doors and windows producer Customade Group has named David Leng as its next chief executive. more »

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