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Not your average building extension

22 May 2018: Structural alterations specialist Construction Solutions is completing a delicate building transformation project in central London. more »

Building Sherford, the new Poundbury

22 May 2018: With its Regency architecture and virtually car-free public spaces, Sherford looks rather like the set of a Jane Austen screen adaptation. In fact it’s a new town currently taking shape in Devon. David Taylor paid a visit. more »

Roads to ruin

21 May 2018: The latest study by the Asphalt Industry Alliance reveals a local road network in serious decline more »

Roads fit for tomorrow

21 May 2018: Increased materials recycling is essential if we are to build a more resilient road network, says Rhiannon Morgan, commercial director of FM Conway’s aggregates and asphalt division. more »

Get a grip

21 May 2018: A new high-friction asphalt from Tarmac is improving road safety and at the same time reducing costs. more »

Clear road ahead for highways contractors

18 May 2018: Road construction and maintenance workloads remain solid, and contractors are profiting as a result. David Taylor reports. more »

Site report: East Leeds link-up

18 May 2018: Two contractors are working alongside each other to complete a vital part of the East Leeds Orbital Road. Margo Cole reports. more »

JCB hedges its bets

16 Apr 2018: JCB is looking to cover all bases when it comes to fuel. Margo Cole reports. more »

Only connect

16 Apr 2018: The niche sector of ‘contestable works’ is the key to a strong market that has pushed one company onto the fast track for growth and into lucrative contracts. Jim Simpson reports more »

Mabey's world-first in modular bridging

16 Apr 2018: Temporary bridge specialist Mabey has teamed up with a Canadian manufacturer to offer what it claims is the first 100% steel modular bridge. David Taylor reports more »

Demolition boom continues

16 Apr 2018: Despite widespread fears of Brexit-inspired stagnation, demolition contractors are busier and more profitable than ever. David Taylor reports more »

The great brick shortage conundrum

13 Apr 2018: Brick manufacturers are forever having to refute accusations of inadequate supply, particularly from house-builders. But why do reports of brick shortages persist? Mark Smulian investigates more »

Delicate demolition

12 Apr 2018: Erith Contractors is nearing the end of a complex demolition and façade retention contract in Belgravia. David Taylor reports more »

Introducing the Demolition Contractors’ Association

12 Apr 2018: A new association has been set up to represent demolition contractors, called – aptly enough – the Demolition Contractors’ Association. Phil Bishop does the Q&A. more »

Huntingdon's finest

22 Mar 2018: Few construction services companies can boast a portfolio as diverse as that of Mick George – the most famous construction company you’ve never heard of. David Taylor reports more »

Major projects need a tech revolution

22 Mar 2018: Was Carillion’s demise partly the result of outmoded construction practices? Atif Ansar believes so more »

Concrete concert for Ordsall Chord

21 Mar 2018: A major upgrade to Manchester’s rail network, as part of Network Rail’s Northern Hub project, called for a range of concrete products in Olympic-sized quantities, all delivered to a tight construction programme more »

Nuclear concrete - three years in the making

21 Mar 2018: The extra-high-quality concrete required for the new Hinkley Point C power station demands finely-tuned production equipment more »

February sees return of sanity over vanity

21 Mar 2018: As the nation shivers in the grip of Siberian blizzards, the UK construction industry has a warm glow about it thanks to another positive month of contract awards. Neil Edwards reports more »

Newtecnic is only interested in the difficult

19 Mar 2018: A UK-based specialist engineering firm is carving a niche for itself in helping complex projects get built around the world. Lisa Russell reports more »

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