Fresh contracts awarded on West Yorkshire scheme

Construction News Plus - 1 hour 36 min ago
Taylor Wimpey is to build 149 homes for a mixed-use scheme in West Yorkshire.
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Synthetic "skin" helps create new chemical weapon decontaminant

The Engineer Online - 1 hour 52 min ago
Ministry of Defence (MOD) scientists say their new material will make testing decontamination of chemical weapons more realistic.
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New Construction Starts in December Jump 23 Percent; Annual Total for 2012 Advances 6 Percent to $463.6 Billion

McGraw-Hill Construction - 2 hours 36 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 36 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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Mott MacDonald acquires JN Bentley

Construction News Plus - 3 hours 11 min ago
Mott MacDonald has acquired £120m-turnover water infrastructure specialist Bentley Holdings.
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Smart ‘Bump Mark’ food label wins UK leg of Dyson award

The Engineer Online - 3 hours 31 min ago
Bio-reactive Packaging technology developed by a UK student could help cut down on food wastage.  
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United House Developments to work with four contractors

Construction News Plus - 3 hours 51 min ago
United House Developments will look to form relationships with up to four contractors to work with on future projects, its chairman has said.
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Interserve secures £51m science and aerospace deals

Construction News Plus - 4 hours 30 min ago
Interserve is to build a £43m facility for the aerospace industry in Yorkshire.
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US military funds soft exoskeleton for enhanced soldiers

The Engineer Online - 5 hours 13 min ago
Harvard University’s Wyss Institute has received $2.9m from DARPA to continue development of a lightweight bodysuit to improve wearers’ stamina.
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Kier adds £1bn of turnover

Construction News Plus - 5 hours 50 min ago
Kier has added £1bn of turnover in the year since taking over May Gurney, it revealed today.
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Kier poaches Balfour Beatty FD

Construction News Plus - 7 hours 30 min ago
Kier has appointed former Balfour Beatty FD Beverley Dew as its new financial director.
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Network Rail should 'put pressure' on contractors with poor safety records

Construction News Plus - 7 hours 42 min ago
Network Rail should take work away from contractors who do not improve their health and safety performance, according to the Office of Rail Regulation.
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Mace wins £400m BBC TV transformation job

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-09-17 14:41
Mace has been selected by developer Stanhope as preferred construction manager for the redevelopment of BBC Television Centre in west London.
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Crossrail firms primed for new work as performance improves

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-09-17 14:19
Crossrail’s contractors have boosted their chances of winning major infrastructure deals, according to its chief executive, as new figures showed improved performance among firms on the scheme.
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GLA appoints Bouygues to Pontoon Dock site

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-09-17 14:13
The mayor of London has selected Bouygues, in a consortium with Grainger and the London Pensions Fund Authority, to develop the Pontoon Dock site in Newham.
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The Engineer Q&A: Crossrail

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-09-17 13:13
Your chance to question the team behind Europe’s largest construction project.
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Chinstrap harvests chewing energy for hearing aids

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-09-17 12:34
Canadian researchers have developed a device that generates electricity from jaw motion.
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Dodge Momentum Index Makes Small Gain in August

McGraw-Hill Construction - Tue, 2014-09-16 19:21
The Dodge Momentum Index made a small gain in August, increasing to 118.8 (2000=100) for the month, up 0.2% from the July reading.
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United House and Bullock Construction merger to create £300m turnover firm

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-09-16 19:18
United House is merging with Bullock Construction in preparation for a “major” expansion in its private residential business.
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New leaders named for Galliford Try while 70 staff exit after Miller Construction buy

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:36
Exclusive: New directors have been appointed to three of Galliford Try’s regional building businesses following its acquisition of Miller Group’s construction arm.
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