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

McGraw-Hill Construction - 6 hours 26 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 - 6 hours 26 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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WSP & Parson Brinckerhoff announce UK leadership

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-02-26 13:09
WSP has unveiled the senior UK leadership team for its newly formed UK company following the acquisition of Balfour Beatty consultancy arm Parsons Brinckerhoff last year.
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Technology will help architects 3D print concrete moulds

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2015-02-26 12:26
A giant 3D printer capable of producing moulds up to the size of a phone box will allow architects to bring their creativity to life through the creation of freeform concrete designs.
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Wearable motion tracker has multiple applications

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2015-02-26 12:16
A technology best known for animating characters in games and films is now changing how human movement is studied in research and industry.
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Government in £22m house building technology push

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-02-26 11:33
The government will provide a £22m grant to help push new house building technology as part of a range of measures to boost manufacturing.
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L&G confirms move into PRS with North London site

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-02-26 11:20
Legal & General has made its first investment in the private rented sector, after acquiring a £25m regeneration site in North London.
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Interserve construction margins dip but revenues rise

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:59
Interserve’s construction arm reported a dip in profit margin to 1.6 per cent, down from 1.8 per cent a year earlier.
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Sellar Property Group enters talks with contractors over Shard ‘trilogy’

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:00
Sellar Property Group is in talks with contractors over its new 180,000 sq ft residential tower that will sit next to the Shard.
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London developer says institutional funding model for PRS could be repeated

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:00
The forward funding model that attracted institutional investment into a private rented housing project in west London could be replicated in similar areas, according to the developer behind the scheme.
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Titanium folding bike heads for crowd funding

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2015-02-26 00:40
A start up in Canada has designed Helix, a bicycle claimed to be smaller, lighter, safer and easier to use than any other folding bike in the world.
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Home kidney disease monitoring with £10 device

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:29
A new £10 medical device that combines nanotechnology with a pregnancy test-style kit could allow day-to-day monitoring of kidney disease by patients in their own homes.
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Hyde Group looks for JV partner for £100m Harrow deal

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2015-02-25 13:02
Housing association Hyde Group has begun its search for a joint venture partner to regenerate a £100m site in Harrow.
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Ultrasensitive UV detector for early fire warning

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2015-02-25 13:00
Researchers have created a ultra-violet light detector that is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light than a traditional zinc oxide detector, paving the way for improved fire and gas detection.
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Exclusive: Argent selected as preferred bidder on Brent Cross Cricklewood South

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2015-02-25 12:58
Argent has been chosen as preferred development partner for the 7,500-home Brent Cross Cricklewood South scheme for Barnet Council, Construction News can reveal.
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Barratt profits soar as home completions continue to rise

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2015-02-25 12:10
Barratt Developments has posted a 74.6 per cent leap in its profit before tax for the six months ended 31 December 2014.
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World's first biofuel from whisky residues aim for lead in £100m market

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:57
A Scottish company has revived a defunct fermentation technology to create biofuel from the residues of whisky production. 
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Kier posts construction growth in solid H1 results

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:23
Kier’s construction division has posted revenue growth of 18 per cent for the six months to 31 December 2014, with operating margins for the period remaining above 2 per cent.
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Carillion wins two Dubai contracts worth £380m

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:18
Carillion’s Middle East joint venture, Carillion Al Futtaim, has won two contracts worth £380m in Dubai.
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Graphene targets cancer stem cells

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2015-02-25 09:34
Scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells. 
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