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.
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.
A total of 39 workers sustained major and lost-time injuries on Crossrail construction sites in 2013, according to data released to Construction News.
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.
Eight renewable electricity projects incorporating biomass CHP, biomass conversions and offshore wind have been unveiled today as part of the government’s electricity reforms.
Severfield-Rowen will hold a general meeting next month to decide whether to rebrand as Severfield plc.
Wates Living Space has been awarded a deal worth £54m under a PFI contract to build 300 extra care apartments in Hull.
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.
Wates has been appointed to new London office and student accommodation deals worth around £34m.
Essex-based construction firm Lakehouse has merged with Scottish energy group Everwarm, increasing its headcount to 1,200 employees.
A smartphone app is being developed to examine blood sample images and diagnose leukaemia.
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.
The Construction Leadership Council has launched its supply chain payment charter with nine signatories from the council.
A project team from Carillion Construction has won the Most Considerate Site award at this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards.
A comprehensive approach to considerate construction has landed the award for a Manchester project.
Your chance to question the engineers behind the UK’s largest ever warship.
Researchers developing 3D-printed living tissue have received £1m of investment to commercialise the technology.
Engineering students have developed a training putter for golfers that offers audio, visual and tactile feedback to help them learn a consistent putting stroke.
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.
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.