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Carillion collapse: industry responds

15 Jan 2018: The collapse of £5.5bn turnover Carillion is sending shockwaves across the UK construction industry and beyond. more »

Investigation into house-building delays

15 Jan 2018: The government has agreed terms for an investigation into why there is such a big difference between the amount of planning permission being granted and the number of homes being built. more »

Watkin Jones seeks new chief

15 Jan 2018: After reporting record annual results, including a trebling of profits, Watkin Jones is looking for a new chief executive. more »

Carillion goes into liquidation

15 Jan 2018: Carillion has failed to reach a deal with creditors and is going into liquidation. more »

Mursell speaks up for cost-saving D&B

15 Jan 2018: While serious questions have been raised over the past year about the ability of design & build procurement to deliver quality, Kier boss Haydn Mursell says that embedding contractors in the design team is the best way to save money. more »

Accord expands offsite production

12 Jan 2018: West Midlands housing association Accord is building a £1m factory to make timber frames for houses. more »

Damage repaired, says Bovis chief

12 Jan 2018: After nine months’ work, Bovis Homes chief executive Greg Fitzgerald says he has mended the company. more »

Contractors fined £1.2m for balcony refurb fail

12 Jan 2018: Two construction firms have been fined after a tenant suffered serious injuries when she fell through a fragile surface. more »

Excavation breaches on the rise

12 Jan 2018: A construction safety organisation has identified a spike in unsafe excavation work on UK construction sites. more »

Aecom adds to health team

12 Jan 2018: Aecom has appointed Ian Mitchell as director of cost management for healthcare and public sector projects. more »

Aldous bill passes first hurdle

12 Jan 2018: Proposed legislation to amend the Construction Act to protect retention monies will get its second reading in the House of Commons on 27th April. more »

Opportunities expand in the defence sector

11 Jan 2018: The Defence Infrastructure Organisation, which procures construction and facilities management services on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, is looking to increase the number of its suppliers. more »

Site worker killed by excavator

11 Jan 2018: A civil engineering contractor has to pay out nearly £100,000 after an employee was crushed to death between a digger and a dumper. more »

Alun Griffiths sells up to Tarmac

11 Jan 2018: Tarmac has taken over Welsh civil engineering contractor Alun Griffiths. more »

Construction output slows

11 Jan 2018: Latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output in November rose by 0.4% on October and on the previous year, but quarterly output was down. more »

Strikes set to disrupt Sellafield construction work

10 Jan 2018: Workers employed by civil engineering contractor DSD Construction at the Sellafield nuclear complex in Cumbria are going on strike after the sacking of a shop steward. more »

Crossrail electricians walk out

10 Jan 2018: The first of what might be a series of planned strikes by electricians on the Crossrail project in London takes place today (10/1/18). more »

Taylor Wimpey boosts output and margins

10 Jan 2018: Taylor Wimpey shareholders are in line for a pay-out of half a billion pounds this year as the house-builder continues to revel in benign market conditions. more »

Marshalls maintains momentum

10 Jan 2018: Paving and landscaping products supplier Marshalls grew its revenues by 8% in 2017 on the back of continued growth in new build housing. more »

Interserve reports progress on rescue plan

10 Jan 2018: Interserve says that its 2018 operating profit will be ahead of current market expectations thanks to its ‘Fit for Growth’ turnarounds plan that it launched in October 2017. more »

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