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Housing reaches new high but growth runs out of steam

9 hours: Latest government numbers show that there were 222,190 new homes added to housing stock in England in the year to 31st March 2018, an increase of just 2.2% over the previous year but 78% above five years ago.

Contract awarded for $800m Minnesota light rail

8 hours: Some 7,500 construction jobs are set to be created – with a payroll of US$350m (£260m) – in a contract awarded for a light rail project in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area of Minnesota, USA.

Plant sales continue modest growth

9 hours: Retail sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK grew by 1% in the third quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, according to the UK equipment statistics exchange.

BRE and US Green Building Council team up

1 day: UK-based BRE and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced a partnership aimed at making the global built environment cleaner, more efficient and more sustainable.

Milestone reached on Dutch sea lock project

4 hours: VolkerWessels and BAM have completed the immersion of a caisson the size of an apartment block for their project to build the new IJmuiden sea lock in the Netherlands.

No sign of progress in clearing invoices

9 hours: Eight out of 10 building services contractors are still routinely being paid late despite the various government and industry initiatives to combat the issue.

Area gone to the dogs

9 hours: The Romford Greyhound Stadium is getting an £8.5m makeover to improve the race day experience for spectators and dogs alike

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