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 25 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 25 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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Nano-factory promises automated production of complex molecules

The Engineer Online - 3 hours 24 min ago
Researchers in Switzerland have created a “molecular assembly line” that acts like an automated factory for building complex chemical substances.
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Exclusive: Contractors shortlisted for £1bn Cambridge Uni development

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:36
The University of Cambridge has shortlisted 18 contractors for the first phase of its £1bn North West Cambridge Development.
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Easy-to-pilot personal submarine set for launch

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:33
The inventor of a new personal submarine set to launch next week is hoping to create a new niche market for would-be adventurers who have no professional training in underwater navigation.
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Unite Group to expand regional student housing pipeline

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:27
Unite Group has reported a 16.6 per cent increase in profits in the first half of 2014 and a growing pipeline in London and across the UK.
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Carillion Network Rail’s top contractor

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-08-28 12:12
Carillon was Network Rail’s most used contractor over the 2013/14 financial year, securing work worth £281m over the period.
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Simulator raises hopes of 'double economic benefit' from fracking

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2014-08-28 10:01
A British research project to recreate fracking in the lab could help determine if the controversial drilling practice could produce chemicals besides natural gas.
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Investors eye London's new housing zones

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-08-27 13:46
Legal & General Property has become the first institutional investor to reveal it will be investing in the Greater London Authority’s proposed new multi-billion-pound housing zones.
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Hub boosts senior team with new development manager

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-08-27 13:44
Residential developer Hub has boosted its senior team with the appointment of a new development manager.
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Councils warn of £1bn school places ‘black hole’

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-08-27 13:42
Councils have cut back on school maintenance and abandoned other building projects to pay for new school places, new research by the Local Government Association has found.
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Bluewater sale boosts Lend Lease but European construction losses grow

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-08-27 13:34
Lend Lease has reported a 368 per cent increase in European profits thanks to the Bluewater Shopping Centre sale, despite growing losses in its European construction business.
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Kier Living names new MD for eastern division

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-08-27 12:11
Kier Living has named a new managing director to head its division in the East of England.
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Bam scoops £50m King's Cross office

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-08-27 11:32
Bam has scooped a contract to build the latest office development at Argent’s King’s Cross, understood to be worth more than £50m.
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Anglian Water adds four to its £9bn supply chain

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-08-27 11:24
Anglian Water has confirmed new partners for its new long-term deals worth up to £9bn over 15 years.
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Balfour Beatty revalues PPP portfolio up to £1.05bn

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-08-27 10:46
Balfour Beatty bosses have increased the group’s PPP portfolio value to £1.05bn, up 46 per cent from £766m in December 2013.
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BAE uses miniature sensors to give aircraft 'smart skin'

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-08-27 01:01
Future aircraft could have “smart skin” that enables them to instantly detect damage, if research by BAE Systems comes to fruition.
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BAE use miniature sensors to give aircraft 'smart skin'

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-08-27 01:01
Future aircraft could have “smart skin” that enables them to instantly detect damage, if research by BAE Systems comes to fruition.
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Keepmoat poaches Redrow MD to double North-west sales

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-08-26 14:10
Keepmoat has poached Redrow’s former North-west managing director in an attempt to double sales in the region.
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Plans in for Cambridge new town second phase

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-08-26 13:56
Plans have been submitted by the Homes and Communities Agency for the largest new town since Milton Keynes.
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