The boss of Sir Robert McAlpine’s London and South-east business is leaving after 30 years with the company.
Atkins has acquired the Texas-based engineering firm Houston Offshore Engineering for around £45m.
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.
Balfour Beatty executive director Bob Clark has retired, Construction News has learned.
The Treasury needs to change its “no culture” to boost UK infrastructure, according to economist Stephanie Flanders.
Bam Nuttall has been fined £144,000 and ordered to pay costs of £42,700 by the Office of Rail Regulation after a worker lost his leg in a 2010 incident.
The UK’s biggest contractor could face further shocks as it tries to repair the damaged business, analysts have warned.
Gold nanoparticles and biomaterials harvested from patients are being used to repair damaged hearts.
The new National College for High Speed Rail will be located in Birmingham and Doncaster.
Eleven councils have committed land under the government’s Right to Build scheme in a move by the Conservative Party to increase custom and self-build homes in the UK.
Bam Construct has landed a £27m contract to build a new school and sixth form college in Hersham, Surrey.
Carillion has started work on the first of four deals worth £75m at the Royal Navy Air Station at Yeovilton.
Bam Properties has sold its commercial property development CONNECT110Ns in central Glasgow to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.
Local authorities have failed to take responsibility and make “tough decisions” on planning, according to economist Kate Barker.
Bovis Homes has announced its group finance director Jonathan Hill has resigned.
Researchers have created technology that could be the first step toward more efficient batteries for wearable computers and smartphones.
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £34m nuclear waste deal for Magnox in Scotland and an £18m education scheme in Cambridge.
Balfour Beatty is locked in talks with clients over problem contracts, as it looks to resolve “ill-judged” legacy deals which have led to a fifth profit warning in two years.
ISG has been appointed to deliver a £24m restoration of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens and two new leisure centres for Walsall Council also worth £24m.