Engineering

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

McGraw-Hill Construction - Fri, 2014-10-24 20:00
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 - Fri, 2014-10-24 20:00
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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Bowmer & Kirkland picked for One New Bailey job

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-10-24 13:20
Bowmer & Kirkland has been appointed to build One New Bailey, a 125,000 sq ft office development in Greater Manchester.
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Device monitors noisy knees to diagnose osteoarthritis

The Engineer Online - Fri, 2014-10-24 12:11
UK researchers have developed a device that identifies osteoarthritis through sounds emitted by the body.
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IUK chief: ‘Chancellor to increase value of UK Guarantee scheme’

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:27
The chancellor George Osborne is set to raise the value of the UK Guarantee scheme for infrastructure projects in the Autumn Statement, the head of Infrastructure UK has revealed.
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Labour would ‘think innovatively’ about infrastructure finance

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:22
Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has said a Labour government would find new ways to finance “vital” infrastructure projects.
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Problem contracts force Morgan Sindall profit warning

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:19
Morgan Sindall has issued a profit warning following a number of problem contracts in London and the South-east.
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Software solution alleviates range anxiety

The Engineer Online - Fri, 2014-10-24 10:20
New software estimates how much further electric vehicles can drive before they need to be recharged. 
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New plant to convert waste cooking oil into aviation biofuel

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2014-10-23 16:37
Up to 500 million gallons of aviation biofuel will be made from waste cooking oil at a new demonstration facility in China.
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ENR to Host Energy Construction Summit, November 18, 2014 in Houston, TX

McGraw-Hill Construction - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:53
The U.S. energy industry boom has created the biggest engineering and construction need in a generation. Significant energy-delivery projects are being planned from coast to coast to support the nation’s oil, gas and natural gas liquids. To assist industry professionals in making the most of these unprecedented opportunities, McGraw Hill Construction’s ENR will host its second annual Energy Construction Summit on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the JW Marriott Houston.
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CN Summit: Industry leaders debate economic outlook for construction

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:32
London faces huge challenges including a water shortage and transport pressure if infrastruture investment is not forthcoming, according to panelists at today’s Construction News Summit.
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Housing minister hits out at Lyons Review

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:25
Housing minister Brandon Lewis has slammed Sir Michael Lyons’ Housing Review for failing to address the “practical” delivery of new homes.
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Autonomous Audi RS7 completes Hockenheim trial

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2014-10-23 11:59
An autonomous Audi RS 7 concept car has completed a lap on the Grand Prix track in Hockenheim in a little over two minutes.
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Construction News Summit 2014: as it happened

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-10-23 10:31
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Live: Construction News Summit 2014

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-10-23 10:31
Get the latest from the Construction News Summit 2014 with our live blog
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Dalian Wanda eyes UK hotel and resi expansion to triple revenue

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:27
Major Chinese developer Dalian Wanda has said its expansion into the UK will “significantly contribute” towards it becoming a $100bn [£61.88bn] company by 2020.
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Sir Michael Lyons: 'Church of England can help solve housing crisis'

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:10
The Church of England and supermarket chains should enter the housebuilding market as developers, according to Sir Michael Lyons.
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Willmott Dixon lands £35m Welsh super school

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-10-23 01:02
Willmott Dixon has been appointed to build a £34.5m super school for 1,000 pupils in Llandysul, Wales.
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Laing O’Rourke lands £150m Yorkshire PF2 priority schools

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-10-23 01:01
The Education Funding Agency has appointed Laing O’Rourke to deliver the Yorkshire batch of privately financed schools under the Priority School Building Programme.
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Laing O’Rourke lands £150m Yorkshire PF2 schools

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-10-23 01:01
The Education Funding Agency has appointed Laing O’Rourke to deliver the Yorkshire batch of privately financed schools under the Priority School Building Programme.
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