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Housing reaches new high but growth runs out of steam

20 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

19 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

20 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

16 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

20 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

20 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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