Engineering

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

McGraw-Hill Construction - Sun, 2015-03-29 00:00
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 - Sun, 2015-03-29 00:00
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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Schools minister admits ‘no figure’ for school maintenance backlog costs

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-03-27 18:09
Schools minister David Laws has admitted to the Commons’ Education Committee that the government does not know the maintenance needs or rebuild costs of the English school estate.
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Vinci St Modwen appointed for 2,100-home MOD Ashchurch redevelopment

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-03-27 16:02
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has appointed Vinci St Modwen as development manager for the transformation of Ministry Of Defence Ashchurch in Gloucestershire.
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Blacklisting firms deliberately misled victims, claim MPs

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-03-27 14:16
A committee of MPs has accused contractors of deliberately misleading victims of blacklisting, slamming them as “callous and manipulative”.
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Mace to leave Royal Wharf

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-03-27 13:12
Mace will no longer develop East London’s Royal Wharf residential project, just four months on from being named construction manager on the job.
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Local roads network will need £12bn investment

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-03-27 12:55
One in six roads in England and Wales are in poor condition and a £12bn investment is needed to get the network back up to scratch, according to an annual survey of Britain’s roads.
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Connected and autonomous vehicles to deliver £51bn to UK economy

The Engineer Online - Fri, 2015-03-27 12:36
Connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs in the UK and deliver £51bn to the economy, claims a new report. 
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UK team awarded £4.2m to develop world leading driving simulator

The Engineer Online - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:25
An advanced driving simulator that will enable engineers to test any make of car is to be developed by a team at WMG.
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NDA ups spend with SMEs to 20% of budget

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:21
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority spent more than one fifth of its supply chain budget with SMEs in 2013/14.
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New structures 'tougher than Kevlar'

The Engineer Online - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:18
Researchers have created new structures that stretch to up to seven times their length and remain stronger than Kevlar, a development with wide ranging applications in armour plating.
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Barratt CEO Mark Clare to stand down

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:13
Barratt chief executive Mark Clare is to step down in July after nine years at the helm of the housebuilder.
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Skills shortage a 'worry' for London, deputy mayor admits

Construction News Plus - Fri, 2015-03-27 08:52
The shortage of skilled workers to deliver construction projects in the capital is a “worry” for City Hall, one of London mayor Boris Johnson’s closest aides has admitted.
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Byrne Group appoints FD from Laing O'Rourke

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:01
Byrne Group has poached former Laing O’Rourke director Philip Wainwright to become its new finance director.
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Five chosen for £3bn public sector framework

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-03-26 14:16
Five contractors have been chosen for a new framework that will deliver up to £3bn of public sector investment.
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Breaking: Five chosen for £3bn public sector framework

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-03-26 14:16
Five contractors have been chosen for a new framework that will deliver up to £3bn of public sector investment.
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Straw-to-bioethanol potential from Sake yeast

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2015-03-26 13:47
Naturally-occurring yeast strains could be key to turning agricultural waste into biofuels.
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Race for Thames Tideway funding partner down to two

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-03-26 13:27
The £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel has shortlisted two funding consortia to become its infrastructure partner (IP) in a major step forward for the super sewer project.
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Henry Boot eyes ‘valuable opportunities’ in sector as profits rise

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-03-26 13:25
Sheffield-based property company Henry Boot said it continues to spy “numerous valuable opportunities” in the market, after posting a 54 per cent profit increase in its latest accounts.
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Metal casting industry agrees £77m for new technologies and techniques

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2015-03-26 13:18
The Advanced Metal Casting Centre has secured funding for the second phase of its attempt to bring casting research to the factory floor.
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