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Mace appoints chief technical officer

9 May 2018: Mace has given technical services director Stephen Jeffery a new job title of chief technical officer. more »

Highways England names winners in £3.3bn paving framework

9 May 2018: Highways England has signed a framework deal with 11 contractors for resurfacing works on motorways and trunk roads. more »

Inland Homes MD joins the board

9 May 2018: House-builder and regeneration specialist Inland Homes has promoted managing director Gary Skinner to its board of directors with immediate effect. more »

Renew takes over rail specialist for £80m

9 May 2018: Renew Holdings has agreed a deal to acquire railways contractor QTS Group for £80m. more »

City Hall calls in Dagenham development

9 May 2018: Plans to build 2,900 new homes on the site of the former Ford Assembly Plant in Dagenham have been called in by City Hall after Havering Council rejected them. more »

Videos highlight risks to road workers

9 May 2018: The risks posed by reckless and selfish motorists to those who maintain the road network are highlighted in a couple of videos released by Highways England as part of a safety campaign. more »

First hard hat recycling scheme launched

9 May 2018: Viridor has launched what it claims is the first recycling scheme for hard hats to divert them from landfill. more »

Triple decker junction enters final stage

9 May 2018: Construction joint venture Sisk Lagan is entering its final stage of work on an unusual triple decker road junction in North Tyneside. more »

Construction's dirty problem with worker exploitation

8 May 2018: A new report by the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) highlights the prevalence of modern slavery in the UK construction industry. more »

Wates takes a lead in war on plastic

8 May 2018: Wates has banned the use of single-use plastic cups on a site in London and is looking to take the policy nationwide. more »

Costain wins traffic tech deal

8 May 2018: Highways England has handed Costain a contract by to supply Motorway Incident Detection and Automated Signalling (MIDAS) technology systems to help keep traffic flowing safely. more »

Bellway cleared to start Rochford development

8 May 2018: Construction is set to begin in June on a housing development in Rochford, Essex. more »

Timber industry fears billion pound Brexit bill

8 May 2018: The UK timber industry faces a potential £1bn bill if Britain leaves the EU Customs Union, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is warning. more »

Growth continues for Oldham contractor

8 May 2018: Building contractor Medlock FRB saw its revenues climb 47% in 2017, making it six consecutive years of growth. more »

Morgan Sindall brimming with confidence

4 May 2018: Morgan Sindall chief executive John Morgan has given an upbeat assessment of current trading conditions. more »

CITB staff petition against reforms

4 May 2018: Workers at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have launched a petition against plans to outsource training and back office functions. more »

New boss for BREEAM

4 May 2018: The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has promoted Shamir Ghumra from director sustainable products to director of its BREEAM certification business. more »

Balfour’s Cutler to head Van Elle

3 May 2018: Balfour Beatty’s Mark Cutler has left to join foundations specialist Van Elle as chief executive. more »

Goggles on for site induction

3 May 2018: With an eye to the future, Morrison Construction has invested in a virtual reality system for site safety inductions. more »

New finance director for Lovell

3 May 2018: Partnership homes developer Lovell has appointed Steve Breslin as its new finance director. more »

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