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Third runway faces fight from the mayor

Third runway faces fight from the mayor

22 Jun 2018: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is to join several local authorities in take legal action against Heathrow Airport expansion plans. more »

Contractor fined for faulty cherry picker

Contractor fined for faulty cherry picker

22 Jun 2018: A Devon painting and decorating contractor must pay £130,000 for health & safety breaches following the fatal overturning of a truck-mounted aerial platform. more »

Leeds flood scheme heads towards phase two

Leeds flood scheme heads towards phase two

22 Jun 2018: A further £112m is set to be invested in floods defences in Leeds, following completion of the £50m first phase. more »

Bentley buys London software business

Bentley buys London software business

21 Jun 2018: Bentley Systems has extended the range of its systems for construction projects with the acquisition of a company whose software was used on Crossrail. more »

Union flags up dangers of migrant builders living on site

Union flags up dangers of migrant builders living on site

21 Jun 2018: The Unite union is trying to get the authorities involved over the issue of migrant workers living illegally on construction sites they are working on – but it seems no one else cares. more »

Oxford sports hall has smart floor markings

Oxford sports hall has smart floor markings

21 Jun 2018: A new sports hall at Oxford University is the first in the country to have an innovative smart glass floor with line markings that change sports at the touch of a button. more »

HB Reavis recruits construction director

HB Reavis recruits construction director

21 Jun 2018: Slovakian property developer HB Reavis has hired former Argent head of construction Joe Martin to be its UK construction director. more »

New era for subcontractors on the railways

New era for subcontractors on the railways

20 Jun 2018: Contractors working for Network Rail must now pay their subcontractors within 28 days and stop withholding retention monies from them. more »

Eurozone sees 1.8% rise in construction

Eurozone sees 1.8% rise in construction

20 Jun 2018: Construction output was up 1.8% in the year to April in the eurozone and by 0.9% in the overall EU according to initial estimates. more »

Berkeley profits rise again but fall is coming

Berkeley profits rise again but fall is coming

20 Jun 2018: House-builder Berkeley Group has maintained its profit growth trajectory despite a slight dip in revenues. more »

US housing starts rise to post-recession high

US housing starts rise to post-recession high

22 Jun 2018: Housing starts in the US reached a post-recession high in May, though the number of permits for future construction dropped. more »

Keepmoat readies £16m Normanby development

Keepmoat readies £16m Normanby development

22 Jun 2018: Keepmoat Homes is planning to break ground before summer is out on a £16m development in Normanby, Teesside. more »

Metal decking qualification returns

Metal decking qualification returns

22 Jun 2018: A national vocational qualification (NVQ) is again available in metal decking and stud welding. more »

Scotland mandates sprinklers for social housing

Scotland mandates sprinklers for social housing

21 Jun 2018: The Scottish government is introducing legislation to make sprinkler systems compulsory in all new social housing. more »

Builder fined for asbestos breach

Builder fined for asbestos breach

21 Jun 2018: A building contractor must pay out more than £200,000 for breaching asbestos protocols during the refurbishment of a building at Bedford School in Bedford. more »

Broadwater Farm towers to be demolished

Broadwater Farm towers to be demolished

21 Jun 2018: Two 1970s tower blocks on the Broadwater Farm estate in north London are set to be demolished after serious structural failings were discovered. more »

Engie targets southern growth

Engie targets southern growth

21 Jun 2018: Engie is gunning for expansion of its regeneration business in London and the south of England and has recruited a new business director for the region. more »

ACE selects new chief executive

ACE selects new chief executive

20 Jun 2018: Hannah Vickers is taking over from Nelson Ogunshakin as chief executive of the Association for Consultancy & Engineering (ACE). more »

Severfield small projects division starts up

Severfield small projects division starts up

20 Jun 2018: Severfield provides structural steelwork for the UK’s biggest construction projects but is now ready to start supplying the small ones as well. more »

Network Rail seeks teams for £5bn track works tender

Network Rail seeks teams for £5bn track works tender

20 Jun 2018: Network Rail has launched the tender process for the next generation of track work contracts, worth £5bn over the next 10 years. more »

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