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New Construction Starts in December Jump 23 Percent; Annual Total for 2012 Advances 6 Percent to $463.6 Billion

McGraw-Hill Construction - 43 min 53 sec ago
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.
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November Construction Slips 5 Percent

McGraw-Hill Construction - 43 min 53 sec ago
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.
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Crossrail injuries doubled in 2013 as construction entered peak

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:39
A total of 39 workers sustained major and lost-time injuries on Crossrail construction sites in 2013, according to data released to Construction News.
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Fatalities ‘at risk of increasing’, HSE construction chief admits

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:34
Deaths and injuries on UK building sites could increase as the industry comes out of the downturn, the Heath and Safety Executive’s chief inspector of construction has warned.
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Renewable energy projects to support 8,500 jobs

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:11
Eight renewable electricity projects incorporating biomass CHP, biomass conversions and offshore wind have been unveiled today as part of the government’s electricity reforms.
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Severfield-Rowen ponders rebrand after turbulent 2013

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:51
Severfield-Rowen will hold a general meeting next month to decide whether to rebrand as Severfield plc.
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Wates in £54m Hull PFI care scheme win

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:12
Wates Living Space has been awarded a deal worth £54m under a PFI contract to build 300 extra care apartments in Hull.
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Watch: Ray O'Rourke on building his company and his vision for the future

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-23 12:38
To mark the occasion of the first state visit by the president of Ireland to Britain on 8-10 April, Laing O’Rourke chairman Ray O’Rourke spoke to Enterprise Ireland about his life and career in the construction industry.
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Wates lands £34m office and student accommodation double

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-23 11:24
Wates has been appointed to new London office and student accommodation deals worth around £34m.
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Lakehouse merges with Scottish energy group Everwarm

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-23 10:31
Essex-based construction firm Lakehouse has merged with Scottish energy group Everwarm, increasing its headcount to 1,200 employees.
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Microscope smartphone app aims at leukaemia diagnosis

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-04-23 01:02
A smartphone app is being developed to examine blood sample images and diagnose leukaemia.
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March Construction Climbs 7 Percent

McGraw-Hill Construction - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:00
New construction starts in March advanced 7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $521.4 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.
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Payment charter launches with nine signatories

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:59
The Construction Leadership Council has launched its supply chain payment charter with nine signatories from the council.
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Carillion Construction wins UK’s ‘most considerate site’

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:05
A project team from Carillion Construction has won the Most Considerate Site award at this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards.
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Carillion Construction wins UK’s ‘most considerate site’

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:05
A comprehensive approach to considerate construction has landed the award for a Manchester project.
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The Engineer Q&A: aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

The Engineer Online - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:21
Your chance to question the engineers behind the UK’s largest ever warship.
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£1m funding boosts prospects for 3D-printed organ tissue

The Engineer Online - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:59
Researchers developing 3D-printed living tissue have received £1m of investment to commercialise the technology.
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Multisensory 'Jedi putter' helps golfers make the cut

The Engineer Online - Tue, 2014-04-22 12:04
Engineering students have developed a training putter for golfers that offers audio, visual and tactile feedback to help them learn a consistent putting stroke.
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Women paid up to a third less than men in construction

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-04-22 11:58
Women are paid up to 33 per cent less than their male counterparts in the same role in the construction industry, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.
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New breakthrough in nanoscale circuitry

The Engineer Online - Tue, 2014-04-22 10:33
A researcher has controlled the charge through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule, an advance that brings nanoscale electronic circuitry a step closer.
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