A tiny injectable sensor could help could help doctors spot life-threatening bladder problems without using a catheter.
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.
Update: Crossrail has confirmed the construction worker killed in its Fisher Street tunnel this morning was hit by a piece of falling concrete.
A construction worker has been killed in Crossrail’s Fisher Street tunnel, near Holborn.
London First has called for “clear action and political will” from central government and the Greater London Authority to solve the capital’s housing crisis.
The public has failed to recognise the coalition government’s achievements on the green agenda and is too focused on internal party politics, according to energy secretary Ed Davey.
Exclusive: Projects at early stages of development could add £60bn to the value of the government’s £119bn construction pipeline, according to research by data service Glenigan.
The Canadian High Commission has chosen Overbury as contractor for the £30m refurb of Canada House on Trafalgar Square.
Flexible electronic devices could become easier to manufacture thanks to a novel component developed at Surrey University, researchers claim.
Horizon Nuclear Power has started ground investigation works on its Wylfa Newydd nuclear project in North Wales.
Exclusive: Construction News understands Balfour Beatty is set to appoint the UK CFO of multinational outsourcing firm G4S as its new UK and Ireland chief financial officer.
A Brookfield Multiplex-led consortium has been chosen as preferred bidder for the £165m Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
A Welsh contractor has gone into administration with the loss of 180 jobs.
Student accommodation developer Unite has announced plans to raise £100m through a share issue partly to fund new projects.
A joint venture between Interserve and property developer Kajima has bagged a contract to build a £33m blood transfusion centre in Scotland.
Crossrail’s Apprentice of the Year Rudy Nieddu speaks to Construction News about his apprenticeship on the landmark project from the Whitechapel Crossrail site.
The government is considering changes to the “golden rule” of the Green Deal which states that the cost of energy saving measures must be covered by money saved on fuel bills.
Balfour Beatty took an extra £10m profit shortfall on top of the £50m warning it gave to the market in April 2013, it revealed today, due primarily to worsening conditions in M&E.
The University of Cambridge has chosen Skanska as preferred contractor for the infrastructure work on the first phase of its £1bn North West Cambridge development.