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Kier appointed for £15m Highland school construction

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Highland Council has appointed Kier for the design and construction of primary school worth £15m at New Castle, in Inverness. The school has been procured through the Scottish Procurement Alliance framework. This project will serve two new housing developments and will have 12 classrooms. It will also comprise nursery facilities. It is set to be […]

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CLC tells government to relax covid-19 self isolation rules as industry buckles under soaring absences

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Industry leaders warn absences are threatening the viability of some firms
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Skanska reports profit jump as revenue falls

2 days, 7 hours

Skanska Group’s global profit jumped in the first half of 2021, despite a fall in revenue. Revenue at the international construction firm fell by 9 per cent to SEK69.8bn (£5.9bn) from SEK76.7 (£6.4bn). But the sale of its UK-based infrastructure services business to M Group…

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Extended site-operating hours to remain until October

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The government has confirmed that the staggered start and end times on constructions sites will continue into the new phase of pandemic recommendations. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that councils can continue to allow sites to operate until 9pm until…

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Industry urges quicker end to self-isolation requirements

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Construction industry trade bodies including the CLC have called on the government to speed up the end of isolation requirements for people ‘pinged’ by the NHS app. The industry, like others in the country, has been affected by people being told to isolate by the…

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Build UK backs CBI call to end ‘pingdemic’

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Build UK has added its voice to a call from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which has warned that the high number of workers self-isolating amid the ‘pingdemic’ is harming the economic recovery from lockdown.

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Green light for £260m Birmingham regeneration scheme

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Developer Cole Waterhouse has gained planning consent from Birmingham City Council for its £260m Upper Trinity Street regeneration scheme in Digbeth. The developer said this was expected to create 600 jobs during construction, with work due to start this summer. Upper Trinity Street’s five-acre site…

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Fall protection: where, when and how to choose self-retracting lifelines

2 days, 9 hours

Jon Rowan explores where, when and how self-retracting lifelines should be deployed for vertical fall arrest protection.

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Construction product information code to be published in late summer

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The publication of the Construction Products Association’s (CPA) proposed Code for Construction Product Information has been delayed until the end of the summer.

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HS2 update: Video reveals progress on Chalfont ventilation shaft

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HS2 contractors are making progress digging a big hole in Chalfont St Peter, as the video below shows.
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Socotec acquires Tor Drilling

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French testing and inspection group Socotec has taken over rotary drilling specialist Tor Drilling.
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Dutch win £120m Harwich dredging contract

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Dutch dredging contractors Royal Boskalis Westminster and Van Oord have won the contract to deepen Harwich Harbour and its approach channel.
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Study backed by distilleries picks hydrogen production site

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A feasibility study has found the Port of Cromarty Firth to be the ideal location for the UK’s largest ‘green’ hydrogen production plant.
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Strathclyde Uni seeks to unlock more renewable energy

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The University of Strathclyde is to lead a £10m project that will investigate the potential of harnessing offshore renewable energy to produce zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia fuels.
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MPs call for review of permitted development rights

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Backbench MPs are urging the government to halt the extension of permitted development rights for change of use to residential.
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Planning approval for £260m Digbeth development

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Birmingham City Council has given planning permission for a £260m mixed-use development in Digbeth.
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Graham recruits EDI head

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John Graham Construction has appointed a new head of equality, diversity & inclusion.
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‘Flagbearer’ Cleveland Bridge put up for sale

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Cleveland Bridge is in administration and up for sale.
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Delayed review into RICS’ governance scandal due in less than a month

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Report on the handling of internal financial report to be delivered by mid-August
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Cranes hold the key to construction productivity

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Jarrad Warhurst is the leader of the UK construction engineering discipline at consultants Robert Bird Group Why is crane strategy left until well after design decisions are made? If the efficient use of cranes was modelled earlier in the process it could accelerate the construction…

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The true cause of timesheet errors – and how to avoid them

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Getting construction workers to clock in on time, manually entering time data for payroll and correcting timesheet errors are just a few examples of the challenges construction business owners face when managing teams. But a study* conducted by QuickBooks Time, a mobile time-tracking app by…

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Multiplex, Lendlease say more regulation needed to reach net-zero

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Further action is required from the government if the construction industry is to reach net-zero on time, according to sustainability managers at Multiplex and Lendlease. Speaking at CN’s Decarbonising Construction conference yesterday, Multiplex senior sustainability manager Pavan Patel said both the government and construction sector…

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Highways England told it needs planning permission for 'heritage vandalism'

2 days, 13 hours
Highways England has been forced to apply for retrospective planning permission for infilling Great Musgrave Bridge in Cumbria.
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Birmingham to Get a Major Regeneration Plan

2 days, 14 hours

Birmingham is set to make the most of the £700 million investment in Perry Barr for the 2022 Commonwealth Games,

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Construction Takes Shape at Portsmouth Port

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Work is continuing at pace to prepare for the most significant changes to customs and health check import requirements in a generation

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Sustainability, Collaboration and Shared Data

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John Fraser from Hexagon Geosystems, explores how the construction industry has risen to the challenges brought on by COVID-19

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Morgan Sindall succeeds £7m Mickleover school rebuild project

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Morgan Sindall Construction is all set to take up the project of Mickleover primary school reconstruction, after it was damaged by fire last year. This rebuild project in Derby includes building a three-form-entry school to provide teaching space for 270 pupils. Also, a 26-place nursery for children is put in consideration for those who lost […]

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UK ranked as ‘worst major market for profit margins’

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The UK and other major English-speaking countries have the world’s worst profit margins, a survey has found. Consultant Turner & Townsend’s International Construction Market Survey 2021 also found that London was the eighth most costly global city in which to build, down from third in…

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Pandemic blamed as Cleveland Bridge collapses into administration

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Staff told firm will be wound up if buyer for 144-year-old business cannot be found
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MPs call for pause on permitted development rights

3 days, 7 hours

A group of MPs has called on the government to pause any further extensions of permitted development rights (PDRs) for change of use commercial buildings to residential until it has conducted a review of PDRs’ role in the wider planning system.

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