The sharp increase for total construction followed two months of lackluster activity, as several very large projects in December helped to lift the pace of contracting.
At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $421.3 billion, new construction starts in November fell 5% from the previous month, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies.
WSP has unveiled the senior UK leadership team for its newly formed UK company following the acquisition of Balfour Beatty consultancy arm Parsons Brinckerhoff last year.
A giant 3D printer capable of producing moulds up to the size of a phone box will allow architects to bring their creativity to life through the creation of freeform concrete designs.
A technology best known for animating characters in games and films is now changing how human movement is studied in research and industry.
The government will provide a £22m grant to help push new house building technology as part of a range of measures to boost manufacturing.
Legal & General has made its first investment in the private rented sector, after acquiring a £25m regeneration site in North London.
Interserve’s construction arm reported a dip in profit margin to 1.6 per cent, down from 1.8 per cent a year earlier.
Sellar Property Group is in talks with contractors over its new 180,000 sq ft residential tower that will sit next to the Shard.
The forward funding model that attracted institutional investment into a private rented housing project in west London could be replicated in similar areas, according to the developer behind the scheme.
A start up in Canada has designed Helix, a bicycle claimed to be smaller, lighter, safer and easier to use than any other folding bike in the world.
A new £10 medical device that combines nanotechnology with a pregnancy test-style kit could allow day-to-day monitoring of kidney disease by patients in their own homes.
Housing association Hyde Group has begun its search for a joint venture partner to regenerate a £100m site in Harrow.
Researchers have created a ultra-violet light detector that is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light than a traditional zinc oxide detector, paving the way for improved fire and gas detection.
Argent has been chosen as preferred development partner for the 7,500-home Brent Cross Cricklewood South scheme for Barnet Council, Construction News can reveal.
Barratt Developments has posted a 74.6 per cent leap in its profit before tax for the six months ended 31 December 2014.
A Scottish company has revived a defunct fermentation technology to create biofuel from the residues of whisky production.
Kier’s construction division has posted revenue growth of 18 per cent for the six months to 31 December 2014, with operating margins for the period remaining above 2 per cent.
Carillion’s Middle East joint venture, Carillion Al Futtaim, has won two contracts worth £380m in Dubai.
Scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells.