Arcadis wins New York Transit regeneration

Construction News Plus - 4 hours 39 min ago
Arcadis has been appointed to a $26m (£16.6m), five-year contract to flood-proof New York’s transport system.
Categories: Engineering

Housing minister: 'Messing around with planning not the answer for PRS'

Construction News Plus - 4 hours 45 min ago
Housing minister Brandon Lewis has insisted private rented sector development should be pushed through local authority plans, rather than through “messing around” with the planning system.
Categories: Engineering

Research aims for improvements in powered prosthetics

The Engineer Online - 4 hours 57 min ago
Biomedical engineers are examining failure mechanisms in powered lower limb prosthetics in order to develop a new generation of more robust devices.
Categories: Engineering

Balfour Beatty non-exec directors resign

Construction News Plus - 5 hours 15 min ago
Belinda Richards and Bill Thomas have resigned from the Balfour Beatty board as non-executive directors after just over a year in their respective roles.
Categories: Engineering

Pelamis Wave Power enters administration

The Engineer Online - 5 hours 53 min ago
Pelamis Wave Power Limited has gone into administration after failing to secure the funds required to further develop its marine energy solution.
Categories: Engineering

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

McGraw-Hill Construction - 13 hours 40 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.
Categories: Engineering

November Construction Slips 5 Percent

McGraw-Hill Construction - 13 hours 40 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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Two die in London balcony collapse

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-11-21 14:47
Two men died and six people were injured following the collapse of a balcony in Cadogan Square in Knightsbridge, west London, on Friday.
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Parliament restoration could cost up to £3bn

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-11-21 11:47
The restoration of Parliament could cost up to £3bn and see MPs and peers move out of the aging building for five years.
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FCC approve £800m capital increase to tackle debt

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-11-21 11:32
Spanish construction giant FCC has approved a capital increase of €1bn (£799mn) as it tries to strengthen capital, reduce debt and improve group results.
Categories: Engineering

One top contractor named in Top 100 apprenticeship list

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-11-21 11:01
Only one of the UK’s biggest contractors by turnover has been named in the National Apprenticeship Service’s Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2014 list.
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Former Morgan Sindall fit-out boss joins rival BWI as CEO

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-11-21 10:28
Former group managing director of Morgan Sindall fit-out businesses Overbury and Morgan Lovell, Steve Elliott has joined rival company BW Interior as its new chief executive and chairman.
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Bam wins £14m Sheffield school project

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:51
Bam Construction has been appointed by Sheffield City Council to build a £14m school on the site of the former Don Valley stadium in the city.
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Babcock records 39% boost in profit

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:45
Engineering firm Babcock has posted a 39 per cent growth in operating profit and a 24 per cent boost to revenue in its half year results.
Categories: Engineering

Record number of new Green Deals in October

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:15
The number of Green Deal plans registered grew by nearly 1,500 last month, according to the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
Categories: Engineering

Enhanced ultrasound penetrates bone and metal

The Engineer Online - Fri, 2014-11-21 09:14
Researchers have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal using customised structures that offset distortions caused by aberrating layers.
Categories: Engineering

Lightweight 'solar cloth' photovoltaics have flexible future

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:59
A Cambridge start-up believes its flexible solar panelling solution could fundamentally change the landscape of solar installation in the commercial sector.
Categories: Engineering

Strike cancelled after HTC Plant crane drivers agree new pay offer

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-11-20 14:42
Crane drivers have called off a planned strike tomorrow after they reached agreement on a new pay offer.
Categories: Engineering

Contractors recognised as UK's 'most considerate'

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-11-20 13:38
Elev8 Interiors and Kier Services have been recognised as the most considerate contractors in the UK.
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Boris under fire as opposition demands investigation on £1bn Royal Albert Docks

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-11-20 13:34
The leader of London’s Labour assembly has called for an independent investigation in to the £1bn Royal Albert Docks development after concerns were raised about the appointment of Chinese developer ABP to the scheme.
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