Engineering

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

McGraw-Hill Construction - 1 hour 35 min 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 - 1 hour 35 min 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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Firms in 'significant' financial distress up 45%

Construction News Plus - 1 hour 49 min ago
The number of construction firms experiencing ‘significant’ financial distress has risen by 45 per cent over the past 12 months, new research has revealed.
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Labour in one million homes pledge

Construction News Plus - 2 hours 38 min ago
Labour has pledged to begin construction on 1m homes by 2020, if it wins the general election.
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Pavegen to provide Canary Wharf with sustainable energy boost

The Engineer Online - 2 hours 38 min ago
A pilot project that aims to create electricity from the footfall of commuters is to be installed at London’s Canary Wharf this summer, helping the district to be more sustainable.
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Stoford unveils 10m sq ft development pipeline

Construction News Plus - 3 hours 12 min ago
Commercial property developer Stoford has unveiled a 10m sq ft development pipeline for 18 new projects across the UK.
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Former Laing O'Rourke boss takes Murphy CEO role

Construction News Plus - 4 hours 26 min ago
Former Laing O’Rourke boss Steve Hollingshead has landed the role as J Murphy & Sons chief executive after working on the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon plant for the past 11 months.
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Morgan Sindall pledges £20k to #loveLIVES campaign

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-04-24 14:03
Morgan Sindall has become the latest CN100 contractor to support the #loveLIVES campaign to save Building Lives.
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Rapid single-electron sensor has promise for quantum devices

The Engineer Online - Fri, 2015-04-24 12:38
A European team in Cambridge has designed a sensor that can detect the charge on a single electron in the fastest time ever recorded.
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3D printed aerogels could aid energy storage

The Engineer Online - Fri, 2015-04-24 11:42
Researchers have used 3D printing techniques to produce a graphene-based aerogel that could be used in applications including energy storage.
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Lakehouse JV wins £224m Scottish home insulation scheme

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-04-24 11:40
The Scottish government has appointed a joint venture including Lakehouse subsidiary Everwarm for a £224m contract to improve energy efficiency in up to 28,000 Scottish homes.
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Bouygues lands £175m Thames Garden Bridge

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-04-24 11:30
A joint venture led by French contractor Bouygues has been awarded the contract to build the £175m Garden Bridge across the Thames in London, Construction News understands.
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Full list revealed for £4bn London construction framework

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-04-24 01:37
Five contractors have bagged spots on all nine of the top-end regional lots of a major £4bn public sector framework agreement led by Haringey Council.
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Full list revealed for £1bn London construction framework

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-04-24 01:37
Five contractors have bagged spots on all nine of the top-end regional lots of a major £1bn public sector framework agreement led by Haringey Council.
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UK researchers develop ultra-thin displays

The Engineer Online - Fri, 2015-04-24 01:10
A team from Oxford University has created an entirely new class of ultra-thin, ultra-high resolution displays with nanosecond access speed and no power consumption in static mode.
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‘No improvement’ in payment for 89% of subbies

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-04-24 01:02
Almost nine in ten electrical contractors saw no improvement in payment on public sector contracts in 2014, the Electrical Contractors Association has revealed.
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Japanese developer submits plans for London tower

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-04-24 01:01
Japanese developer Mitsubishi Estate has announced it will submit plans for a 40-storey tower in the City of London.
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Keltbray man injured in building collapse discharged from hospital

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-04-23 18:52
Keltbray have confirmed that the man injured when a building collapsed in Holborn on Monday was one of their machine drivers.
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#loveLIVES: ‘Without Building Lives, I wouldn’t be a good role model to my kids’

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:30
Tom Lawler tells Construction News how he went from selling drugs to full-time work with the help of Building Lives.
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Nanofibre thread spun into surgical sutures

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2015-04-23 13:12
A nanofibre thread designed for use in medical sutures could enter clinical trials later this year in surgery to repair injured shoulders.
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