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50 sign up for online cement service

15 May 2018: Cement giant Cemex reports that it now has 50 UK customers signed up to its new online ordering service. more »

London mayor turns property speculator

15 May 2018: The mayor of London has bought a site at St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey to enable the development of 800 new homes. more »

Carillion hid debt implications of reverse factoring

14 May 2018: Evidence supplied by one of Carillion’s lending banks has exposed one of the tricks Carillion played to shore up its finances. more »

Route chosen for £250m Arundel bypass

14 May 2018: Construction of the £250m Arundel bypass in West Sussex remains on course to start in 2020 now that Highways England has published its chosen route. more »

Graham opens Liverpool office

14 May 2018: Contractor John Graham has opened an office in Liverpool on the back of new business in the city. more »

SES adds to London team

14 May 2018: Wates Group has bolstered the management of its building services subsidiary in the capital. more »

Major contractors complicit in worker exploitation

14 May 2018: Procurement practices at the top of the supply chain are enabling criminals to infiltrate major construction projects undetected, the Chartered Institute of Building is warning. more »

Amey books £200m loss on Birmingham highways contract

11 May 2018: Amey’s Spanish parent company Ferrovial has reported a loss of €161m for the first three months of 2018 due mainly to its problems in Birmingham. more »

Pre-cast firm fined £660k after fitter killed in machinery

11 May 2018: A Somerset pre-cast concrete products manufacturer has been fined £660,000 after a fitter was fatally injured when trapped by machinery. more »

Interserve investigated by Financial Conduct Authority

11 May 2018: Interserve has been referred to the Financial Conduct Authority over its sharing of inside information. more »

CMA runs rule over Griffiths takeover

11 May 2018: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is calling for comments on the takeover of Welsh civil engineering contractor Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Limited by materials giant CRH, through its subsidiary Tarmac Trading. more »

RLB growth prompts leadership changes

11 May 2018: Construction, property and management consultant Rider Levett Bucknall has announced a 16% increase in UK turnover and some senior management promotions. more »

DCO granted for £1bn Silvertown Tunnel

10 May 2018: Transport secretary Chris Grayling has signed the development consent order for construction of the £1bn Silvertown road tunnel. more »

Four win grants for quality improvement initiatives

10 May 2018: Kier, facing calls for prosecution over its shoddy work on a Dumfries leisure centre, has been handed a £94,340 grant for an initiative to reduce defects in its work. more »

Construction output falls by more than £1bn in first quarter

10 May 2018: Construction output fell by 2.7% in the first quarter of 2018, according to revised estimates from the Office for National Statistics, making it the biggest three-monthly fall since August 2012. more »

BAM maintains profitability

10 May 2018: BAM Construct UK achieved what it describes as “another year of solid, stable performance” in 2017. more »

Builders’ federation revives call for licensing scheme

10 May 2018: The Federation of Master Builders is making a renewed plea to government to ban anyone from undertaking building work unless their company has a license. more »

Tarmac revises Breedon asset swap deal

10 May 2018: Tarmac and Breedon have revised the terms of their proposed asset swap after intervention by the Competition & Markets Authority, and the regulator is looking favourably on the new offer. more »

Morgan Sindall pals up with Nottingham Trent Uni

10 May 2018: Morgan Sindall has signed a partnership with Nottingham Trent University that is expected to provide opportunities for both parties. more »

Masons fight back against state-sponsored prefabrication lobby

10 May 2018: The traditional British builder is fighting back against modern methods of construction that rely on imported materials and state interference. more »

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