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House buyers twice as likely to be 'very satisfied' with an SME built home

House buyers twice as likely to be 'very satisfied' with an SME built home

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 09:00 GMT

​New research, conducted by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), has revealed that house buyers are twice as likely to be 'very satisfied' with the quality of their new homes - providing they are built by a small or medium-sized (SME) house builder, that is.

Crossrail programme meets 1,000th apprenticeship milestone
HS2 Ltd appoint Andrew McNaughton to new strategic role

HS2 Ltd appoint Andrew McNaughton to new strategic role

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 07:30 GMT

From 2nd January onwards Professor Andrew McNaughton, Technical Director at HS2 Ltd, will transition into his new role as Strategic Technical Adviser.

Anglian Waterways investment

Anglian Waterways investment

News   •   Dec 11, 2017 09:00 GMT

​The Environment Agency has launched a Capital Investment Programme to maintain, improve and protect Anglian Waterways.

Bechtel scores Gatwick contract

Bechtel scores Gatwick contract

News   •   Dec 11, 2017 08:30 GMT

​Gatwick airport has appointed Bechtel to manage the construction delivery of its Capital Investment Programme.

Four year high for manufacturing

Four year high for manufacturing

News   •   Dec 11, 2017 08:00 GMT

​The latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI® figures have revealed the sector is riding a four year high.

Unite urges construction industry to outline its training plans

Unite urges construction industry to outline its training plans

News   •   Dec 05, 2017 08:30 GMT

​With the widening skills shortage of significant concern, Unite - Britain and Ireland's biggest trade union - is urging the construction industry to address the thorny issue of training to avoid a potentially "calamitous" Brexit.

London Bridge station “on track” for 2018

London Bridge station “on track” for 2018

News   •   Dec 05, 2017 08:00 GMT

​Network Rail’s hugely ambitious Thameslink Programme is a step closer this month following completion of the track work surrounding London Bridge station.

CIC welcomes sector deal

CIC welcomes sector deal

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 08:47 GMT

CIC welcomes the construction sector deal and pledges full support to developing the ‘Procure for Better Value’ strand

Modernising UK rail network

Modernising UK rail network

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 08:20 GMT

Transport Secretary announces government Strategic Vision for Rail, developed to guide operational plans and development into the future.

Building the future

Building the future

News   •   Dec 01, 2017 08:27 GMT

This week saw Business Secretary, Greg Clarke, announce a new government deal designed to transform the construction industry.

Energising a nuclear workforce

Energising a nuclear workforce

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 09:50 GMT

Highways England’s ‘Road to Growth’ hailed by IED

Highways England’s ‘Road to Growth’ hailed by IED

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 08:52 GMT

‘The Road to Growth’, Highways England's plan to unlock economic growth through development and support of the country’s motorways and major A roads, was recognised as having ‘Greatest Economic Impact’ by the economists.

Online tool for sustainable development launched

Online tool for sustainable development launched

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 08:46 GMT

The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) has launched a free online tool for assessing the sustainability of a proposed development.

Durham Villages sees £97M investment

Durham Villages sees £97M investment

News   •   Nov 29, 2017 09:28 GMT

Work is underway in the county of Durham, which will see £97M invested in housing across the borough.

Positives for post-Brexit construction sector

Positives for post-Brexit construction sector

News   •   Nov 29, 2017 08:59 GMT

Experts are holding a positive outlook for the UK construction sector for next year and post-Brexit.

London’s largest ever artwork installed

London’s largest ever artwork installed

News   •   Nov 29, 2017 08:31 GMT

Work is currently underway to install London’s largest ever artwork, which will be displayed at Crossrail’s Paddington Elizabeth line station.

The Chancellor’s Construction Conundrum

The Chancellor’s Construction Conundrum

News   •   Nov 28, 2017 09:15 GMT

​The UK’s ongoing economic problems have taken their toll and the UK construction industry has been teetering on the edge of recession for the last few months.

Scape Group publishes National civil engineering and infrastructure framework

Scape Group publishes National civil engineering and infrastructure framework

News   •   Nov 28, 2017 08:39 GMT

Scape Group has published details of its National Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework.

£250M investment in new homes on Salisbury Plain for service families announced

£250M investment in new homes on Salisbury Plain for service families announced

News   •   Nov 28, 2017 08:00 GMT

​The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced plans to invest £250 million to build new homes for Service personnel and their families on Salisbury Plain.