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Funding secured for inclusivity drive

23 Oct 2017: The Construction Industry Training Board has agreed a £750,000 grant to a £1.5m pan-construction inclusivity drive. more »

Architects recommend compulsory sprinklers and fire alarms

20 Oct 2017: Architects are calling for compulsory fire alarms in multi-occupancy buildings and sprinklers or other automatic fire suppression systems in all new and converted residential buildings. more »

Government buyers keeps faith with Interserve

20 Oct 2017: Despite its precarious finances, Interserve has landed a government support services contract worth £227m. more »

Highways England shuffles project timings

20 Oct 2017: Highways England has revised its £15bn programme to reduce the impact of roadworks on traffic, it says. more »

Danes remove Aarsleff UK boss

20 Oct 2017: Aarsleff Ground Engineering has parted company with its managing director after the Danish parent company called time on its diversification and expansion strategy. more »

Showcase project for geopolymer injections

20 Oct 2017: Balfour Beatty has called in specialist contractor Uretek to treat voided soils on the M3 motorway. more »

Kent roofer jailed for tax fraud

20 Oct 2017: A self-employed roofer who stole £88,000 through VAT fraud and evaded more than £14,000 in income tax has been jailed for 20 months. more »

New owner for Allen Concrete

19 Oct 2017: Construction materials group SigmaRoc has taken over Topcrete Ltd, including its subsidiary Allen Concrete. more »

Mears employees vote for more strikes

19 Oct 2017: Housing maintenance workers employed by Mears in Manchester have voted for further strike action. more »

Marshalls buys CPM for £38m

19 Oct 2017: Precast concrete manufacturer CPM Group has been taken over by Marshalls for £38.3m. more »

Interserve on verge of breaching financial covenants

19 Oct 2017: Interserve’s finances are now so bad that the board has admitted to “a realistic prospect” of breaching its financial covenants with lending banks. more »

Mayor intervenes to approve Wandsworth Homebase flats

19 Oct 2017: A multi-million pound residential led development in the London Borough of Wandsworth has been granted planning permission after the developer yielded to the mayor of London’s demand for a larger affordable housing element. more »

Weaker third quarter for construction product manufacturers

19 Oct 2017: UK construction product manufacturers are seeing sales slow and costs rise, according to the latest state of trade survey. more »

Murphy recruits procurement director from Laing O’Rourke

19 Oct 2017: Civil engineering contractor J Murphy & Sons has appointed Ian Holcroft as director of procurement. more »

Developer courted to join Scottish castle development

19 Oct 2017: The developer behind Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is in talks to take a role in a £450m leisure, tourism and residential development at a Scottish castle. more »

Suspended jail sentence for height safety failings

19 Oct 2017: A London builder has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence after an employee fell from height. more »

L&G steps in to save £35m Headingley Stadium redevelopment

18 Oct 2017: Legal & General has teamed up with Leeds City Council to fund the redevelopment of Headingley Stadium. more »

House-builders called to Downing Street summit

18 Oct 2017: Executives from some of Britain’s biggest house-building companies met prime minister Theresa May yesterday to discuss government house-building policies. more »

Laing O’Rourke companies fined £3.8m after Worksop factory death

18 Oct 2017: Two Laing O’Rourke companies have been fined a total of £3.8m after the death of an employee at a Nottinghamshire precast plant. more »

Amey trials wearable safety tech

18 Oct 2017: Amey highway engineers have been trialling wearable technology, with a view to reducing risks to drivers and lone workers. more »

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