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Construction output flatlining in 2018

Construction output flatlining in 2018

22 Apr 2018: Latest economic forecasts from the Construction Products Association reiterate its view that 2018 will see virtually no growth in industry output but the picture for 2019 looks a little better. more »

Builders' merchant sales keep rising

Builders' merchant sales keep rising

22 Apr 2018: The latest data from the Builders Merchants Federation shows sales up 4.0% in February 2018 compared with February 2017. more »

More telehandlers for Plantforce

More telehandlers for Plantforce

22 Apr 2018: Plantforce has invested £1.5m in 24 new JCB telehandlers. more »

Consultation starts on £300m Whitehaven regeneration plans

Consultation starts on £300m Whitehaven regeneration plans

20 Apr 2018: Cumbrian property company BEC is seeking local support for a £300m regeneration of Whitehaven’s North Shore. more »

Black & Veatch team picked for Manila water upgrades

Black & Veatch team picked for Manila water upgrades

20 Apr 2018: Manila Water in the Philippines has appointed Black & Veatch and a local partner for a project to improve water infrastructure as part of an extensive capital investment programme. more »

Firms fined £1m each after crush fatality

Firms fined £1m each after crush fatality

20 Apr 2018: A civil engineering contractor and a district heating firm have each been fined £1 million after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries. more »

Ramboll acquires rail signalling specialist

Ramboll acquires rail signalling specialist

20 Apr 2018: Consulting engineer Ramboll has boosted its railways capability by acquiring DEG Signal Ltd, a specialist UK rail signalling business. more »

Tarmac industrial dispute settled

Tarmac industrial dispute settled

20 Apr 2018: The long running dispute at Tarmac Building Products in Essex has been resolved after a deal ensuring no two-tier workforce was agreed. more »

Bouygues promotes HS2 man

Bouygues promotes HS2 man

20 Apr 2018: Bouygues' civil engineering division has promoted the man leading its HS2 joint venture but he is staying in London. more »

Surveyors report market resilience

Surveyors report market resilience

19 Apr 2018: Construction workloads appear to be holding up rather well, judging by the latest market survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). more »

Barratt agrees to foot bill for new cladding

Barratt agrees to foot bill for new cladding

20 Apr 2018: Barratt Developments has agreed to pay for fire safety related costs in a building that it developed. more »

Suspended sentence for rope access boss

Suspended sentence for rope access boss

22 Apr 2018: The boss of a specialist rope access company has been given a suspended jail sentence after a worker fell through a fragile barn roof. more »

Council approves Palace stadium plans

Council approves Palace stadium plans

21 Apr 2018: Croydon Council has given its approval for plans to redevelop the main stand at Crystal Palace Football Club. more »

Painter's fall lands Nuttall with £900k fine

Painter's fall lands Nuttall with £900k fine

20 Apr 2018: BAM Nuttall and steelwork subcontractor McNealy Brown have this week been fined £900,000 and £65,000 respectively after a painter fell through a ceiling at East Croydon railway station. more »

Keller targets Melbourne rail projects

Keller targets Melbourne rail projects

20 Apr 2018: Keller is targeting further work on a major programme to replace level crossings in Melbourne, Australia, after completing some initial schemes. more »

Daly promoted to Taylor Wimpey board

Daly promoted to Taylor Wimpey board

20 Apr 2018: House-builder Taylor Wimpey has promoted Jennie Daly to the board as group operations director. more »

Polystyrene blocks make disused tunnel safe

Polystyrene blocks make disused tunnel safe

20 Apr 2018: A disused railway tunnel underneath the approach roads north of the Forth Road Bridge has been made safe by stuffing it with expanded polystyrene blocks. more »

Work starts on veterans’ housing scheme

Work starts on veterans’ housing scheme

20 Apr 2018: Former service veterans are helping to build military charity Haig Housing’s biggest new build development in the UK since the 1950s. more »

Hennessy heads Mick George Demolition

Hennessy heads Mick George Demolition

19 Apr 2018: Mick George has named Liam Hennessy as its new director in charge of demolition. more »

Deal signed for commercial hyperloop line

Deal signed for commercial hyperloop line

19 Apr 2018: A deal has been signed for what aims to be world’s first commercial hyperloop line. more »

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