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Aldous bill published in full

24 Apr 2018: Legislation being piloted through the House of Commons privately by Peter Aldous MP to reform the practice of withholding retention monies in construction contracts has now been published. more »

Network Rail plans £46m Wigan depot

24 Apr 2018: Network Rail has announced plans to build a new £46m train depot in Wigan as part of its Great North Rail Project. more »

Novice burned in van fire on day two in the job

24 Apr 2018: An insulation company has been fined £40,000 after an employee was set on fire trying to refuel a spray gun. more »

Safety fears drive paving contractor to automate data gathering

23 Apr 2018: Aggregate Industries’ Contracting Division has automated the process of inspecting and testing materials on its road paving jobs. more »

Windows firm lands £10m supply deal

23 Apr 2018: A £10m supply contract for government offices in Glasgow has landed CMS Window Systems with its largest ever single piece of business. more »

Queen's Awards recognise construction's contribution to social mobility

23 Apr 2018: Willmott Dixon, Esh Holdings and Glasgow’s City Building are among the contractors winning Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2018. more »

Builders' merchant sales keep rising

22 Apr 2018: The latest data from the Builders Merchants Federation shows sales up 4.0% in February 2018 compared with February 2017. more »

Suspended sentence for rope access boss

22 Apr 2018: The boss of a specialist rope access company has been given a suspended jail sentence after a worker fell through a fragile barn roof. more »

Construction output flatlining in 2018

22 Apr 2018: Latest economic forecasts from the Construction Products Association reiterate its view that 2018 will see virtually no growth in industry output but the picture for 2019 looks a little better. more »

Council approves Palace stadium plans

21 Apr 2018: Croydon Council has given its approval for plans to redevelop the main stand at Crystal Palace Football Club. more »

Barratt agrees to foot bill for new cladding

20 Apr 2018: Barratt Developments has agreed to pay for fire safety related costs in a building that it developed. more »

Consultation starts on £300m Whitehaven regeneration plans

20 Apr 2018: Cumbrian property company BEC is seeking local support for a £300m regeneration of Whitehaven’s North Shore. more »

Painter's fall lands Nuttall with £900k fine

20 Apr 2018: BAM Nuttall and steelwork subcontractor McNealy Brown have this week been fined £900,000 and £65,000 respectively after a painter fell through a ceiling at East Croydon railway station. more »

Firms fined £1m each after crush fatality

20 Apr 2018: A civil engineering contractor and a district heating firm have each been fined £1 million after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries. more »

Daly promoted to Taylor Wimpey board

20 Apr 2018: House-builder Taylor Wimpey has promoted Jennie Daly to the board as group operations director. more »

Ramboll acquires rail signalling specialist

20 Apr 2018: Consulting engineer Ramboll has boosted its railways capability by acquiring DEG Signal Ltd, a specialist UK rail signalling business. more »

Polystyrene blocks make disused tunnel safe

20 Apr 2018: A disused railway tunnel underneath the approach roads north of the Forth Road Bridge has been made safe by stuffing it with expanded polystyrene blocks. more »

Tarmac industrial dispute settled

20 Apr 2018: The long running dispute at Tarmac Building Products in Essex has been resolved after a deal ensuring no two-tier workforce was agreed. more »

Bouygues promotes HS2 man

20 Apr 2018: Bouygues' civil engineering division has promoted the man leading its HS2 joint venture but he is staying in London. more »

Hennessy heads Mick George Demolition

19 Apr 2018: Mick George has named Liam Hennessy as its new director in charge of demolition. more »

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