Engineering

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

McGraw-Hill Construction - 4 hours 35 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 - 4 hours 35 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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David Philp departs Mace for Aecom

Construction News Plus - 5 hours 35 min ago
David Philp has been appointed to a new role at Aecom which he will take up in January after almost two years with Mace.
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Costain subbie enters administration amid retentions row

Construction News Plus - 14 hours 34 min ago
Lancashire-based green waste specialist TEG Group has entered administration amid a £2.8m retentions row with Costain.
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November Construction Jumps 13 Percent

McGraw-Hill Construction - Fri, 2014-12-19 22:00
At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $677.8 billion, new construction starts in November climbed 13% from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics (formerly McGraw Hill Construction).
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Amey scoops £129m Affinity Water contract

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-12-19 12:23
Amey has been awarded Affinity Water’s Network Infrastructure Maintenance Agreement contract worth £129m.
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European Commission clears Lafarge and Holcim merger

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-12-19 12:22
The European Commission has cleared the merger of Lafarge and Holcim subject to divestments across Europe, including the sale of most of the Lafarge Tarmac business in the UK.
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BRE Trust appoints James Wates as chairman

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-12-19 11:48
The BRE Trust has appointed Wates chairman James Wates as its new chairman.
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Carillion scoops £100m of King's Cross deals

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-12-19 11:31
Developer Argent has appointed Carillion to deliver more than £100m of work at its regeneration of King’s Cross.
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Three shortlisted for £175m Garden Bridge

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-12-19 10:16
Three contractors have been shortlisted for the £175m Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge across the River Thames in London.
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Boris approves Heatherwick's £175m Garden Bridge

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-12-19 10:16
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved construction of a new £175m Garden Bridge over the River Thames.
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Green light for Belfast regen project

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-12-19 09:58
Plans for a Grimshaw-designed second building at Belfast Harbour’s City Quays development have been approved.
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Green light for Grimshaw's Belfast regen project

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-12-19 09:58
Plans for a Grimshaw-designed second building at Belfast Harbour’s City Quays development have been approved.
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McAleer & Rushe lands £100m hotel pipeline

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-12-19 00:01
Hotel developer Dominvs Group has appointed McAleer & Rushe to build out its pipeline of hotels in the UK, worth more than £100m.
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Balfour Beatty Skanska snares M25 junction upgrade contract

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:49
A Balfour Beatty and Skanska joint venture has won a £55m Highways Agency contract to upgrade junction 30 of the M25 in Essex.
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Severfield wins Anfield redevelopment contract

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-12-18 12:18
Severfield has announced new contracts worth £43m, including its appointment to Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium redevelopment.
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Labour MP warns on NIMBYs as London seeks 'catalytic' housing investment

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-12-18 11:58
Tottenham MP and potential Labour candidate to be the next mayor of London David Lammy has criticised the chancellor’s Autumn Statement for not doing more to support housebuilding and provide the “catalytic public sector investment” needed to address London’s housing shortage.
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Laing O’Rourke’s £200m Dumfries hospital wins planning approval

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-12-18 11:20
Dumfries and Galloway Council has granted detailed planning permission for a new £200m hospital to be built by Laing O’Rourke.
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Natural networks have promise for cheap, flexible optoelectronics

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:50
Patterns derived from the veins on a leaf and spider-webs could be key for designing electrical networks for optoelectronic systems, according to researchers from Boston College and South China Normal University
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Balfour Beatty acquires £164m Kent offshore transmission project

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-12-18 10:41
Balfour Beatty has completed the acquisition of the £164m Thanet offshore transmission project in Kent.
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