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

McGraw-Hill Construction - 2 hours 56 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 - 2 hours 56 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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Pluto Finance agrees £17.2m loan for 53 homes

Construction News Plus - 9 hours 41 min ago
Residential lender Pluto Finance has agreed to loan £17.2m to a local developer in Bushey, Hertfordshire to build 53 new homes.
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Plastic X-ray detector is suitable for medical use

The Engineer Online - 10 hours 18 min ago
Researchers have demonstrated what is claimed to be the first X-ray detector on a plastic substrate that is capable of medical-grade performance.
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Taylor Wimpey posts 33% order book increase

Construction News Plus - 11 hours 16 min ago
Taylor Wimpey has seen a 33 per cent increase in its total order book value to £1.6bn compared to the same period last year.
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Skanska inks £95m Helical Bar London office deal

Construction News Plus - 12 hours 32 min ago
Skanska has signed a £95m deal with Helical Bar to build One Mitre Square in the City of London.
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Revealed: Contractors shortlisted for £5bn schools framework

Construction News Plus - 15 hours 11 min ago
Exclusive: The Education Funding Agency has shortlisted a total of 37 contractors for its £5bn Regional Framework for school building and refurbishment projects.
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Robot swarms use no computing to cooperate

The Engineer Online - 21 hours 46 min ago
Clustering robots that carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power have been developed at Sheffield University.
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Balfour Beatty workers uncover suspected bomb at York site

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:19
A suspected world war mortar shell forced the evacuation of a Balfour Beatty construction site in York yesterday evening.
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New tool aims to foil nuclear trafficking

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:52
Coupling commercially available spectral X-ray detectors with a specialised algorithm can improve the detection of uranium and plutonium, an advance that could help to impede nuclear trafficking.
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Morgan Sindall main contractor for £135m Brixton regen

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:27
Morgan Sindall will be main contractor on Muse Development’s £135m regeneration scheme across three sites in Brixton town centre, for Lambeth Council.
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Persimmon in strong start to the financial year

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:19
Persimmon has seen a 25 per cent increase in private sales between 1 January 2014 to 16 April 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.
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Chancery Lane office refurb gets green light

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:18
Endurance Land and architect TateHindle’s new office refurb scheme at Chancery Lane has been given the green light.
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HSBC backs social housing with £75m L&Q deal

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:51
L&Q has secured a £75m financing deal from HSBC to develop and purchase new properties in London and the South-east.
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Oxford spin-out takes lead in functional fullerenes

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:37
A British company is set to take a market lead in the production of materials that can improve the efficiency of solar cells and be applied to biomedical imaging.
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Morgan Sindall poaches Balfour Beatty MD for new role

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:04
Morgan Sindall has appointed Balfour Beatty’s major projects construction managing director as its new MD for London and aviation.
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Materials and manufacturing boost for hydrogen storage

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:02
Engineers have created new ceramic materials that could be used to store hydrogen safely and efficiently.
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Willmott Dixon pushes out payment terms for EarlyPay scheme

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:56
Willmott Dixon has confirmed to Construction News it will extend payment terms to 65 days for suppliers that sign up to its new supply chain finance scheme.
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WSP appoints three new directors

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:35
WSP has boosted its Scottish team with the addition of two technical directors.
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Signal-boosting points to cheaper, better light sensors

The Engineer Online - Tue, 2014-04-15 13:34
New technology could allow light sensors to detect a greater range of signals, helping to make them cheaper and more effective.
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