Engineering

MPs attempt to amend ‘profoundly undemocratic’ parts of Infrastructure Bill

Construction News Plus - 3 hours 7 min ago
MPs will try to amend the government’s Infrastructure bill today, claiming that parts of it relating to fracking are “profoundly undemocratic”.
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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 - 3 hours 22 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 - 3 hours 22 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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Silver nanowires show suitability for flexible electronics

The Engineer Online - 3 hours 34 min ago
A study into the mechanical properties of silver nanowire has revealed properties that make the nanostructure suited to flexible electronics.
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Wandsworth approves Nine Elms council homes

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-01-23 11:40
Planning permission has been granted for 20 new council homes as part of a new development in Nine Elms.
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Wandsworth gives green light for 20 council homes in Nine Elms

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-01-23 11:40
Planning permission has been granted for 20 new council homes as part of a new development in Nine Elms.
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Exclusive: Bouygues continues market expansion after double contract win

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-01-23 11:27
Bouygues UK has bagged contracts to build two luxury hotels in Shoreditch, east London totalling £47m, marking its expansion “beyond [its] traditional public sector” market.
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Pollard given reduced role as Balfour Beatty shuffles management

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-01-23 11:09
Balfour Beatty’s UK construction head Nick Pollard will take on a reduced role at the contractor as part of a top-level management shake-up.
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Ex-Balfour Beatty MD joins Keepmoat

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-01-23 10:13
Former Balfour Beatty managing director Mark Cutler has joined Keepmoat to head up its regional division.
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International collaboration aims to launch eco-friendly ships

The Engineer Online - Fri, 2015-01-23 09:13
Research is underway to design large ocean-going vessels with improved hydrodynamics for better fuel efficiency.
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City positive despite latest Balfour £70m profit warning

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:12
Balfour Beatty’s latest profit warning has reduced the chances of a takeover of part or all of the company, according to market experts.
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Local Labour councillors oppose Balfour Beatty Urbaser's EfW plant

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:00
Labour councillors in Gloucestershire have called for an extraordinary council meeting to scrap plans for the building of an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant that has recently been approved by the communities secretary.
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Balfour Beatty 'too large' says CEO following latest profit warning

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:31
Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn has described the firm’s rate of growth in recent years as “eye-watering” and raised the prospect of a sale of some of the group’s businesses.
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Tunnelling skills set for £1.1m government funding boost

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-01-22 11:35
Skills minister Nick Boles has announced the government will invest £1.1m in tunnelling and underground construction to help the sector grow.
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Local authority pension funds create £500m investment platform

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-01-22 10:30
Two local authority pension funds have joined forces to create a £500m investment platform for major infrastructure projects in the UK.
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Balfour Beatty contracts probe reveals fresh £70m profit hole

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-01-22 08:11
Balfour Beatty has been hit by a fresh £70m profit warning and has cancelled its proposed £200m share buyback following KPMG’s review of its contracts.
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Quintain selects 10-contractor panel for £2.1bn Wembley work

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-01-22 06:54
Quintain Estates has selected a panel of 10 contractors to deliver the remaining work on its £2.1bn transformation of Wembley Park, Construction News can reveal.
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So dry it's waterproof

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:02
Lasers have been used to transform metals into super-hydrophobic materials without the need for temporary coatings.
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Parker will provide Bloodhound's airbrake backup

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:21
A composite piston accumulator designed by engineering firm Parker is set to form a vital part of Bloodhound SSC’s attempt to break the world land speed record.
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W-band wireless broadband system aims to streamline services

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2015-01-21 14:16
Rural blackspots and network congestion could end thanks to a new wireless high-speed data communications system under development by a European team led by engineers at Lancaster University.
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