Engineering

McAlpine London boss to exit after 30 years

Construction News Plus - 4 hours 19 min ago
The boss of Sir Robert McAlpine’s London and South-east business is leaving after 30 years with the company.
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Atkins acquires Houston Offshore Engineering

Construction News Plus - 4 hours 30 min ago
Atkins has acquired the Texas-based engineering firm Houston Offshore Engineering for around £45m.
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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 - 5 hours 8 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 - 5 hours 8 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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Former Balfour major projects MD retires after 35 years

Construction News Plus - 5 hours 16 min ago
Balfour Beatty executive director Bob Clark has retired, Construction News has learned.
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Treasury needs to change its 'no' culture, says top economist

Construction News Plus - 5 hours 50 min ago
The Treasury needs to change its “no culture” to boost UK infrastructure, according to economist Stephanie Flanders.
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Bam Nuttall fined after worker loses leg

Construction News Plus - 6 hours 6 min ago
Bam Nuttall has been fined £144,000 and ordered to pay costs of £42,700 by the Office of Rail Regulation after a worker lost his leg in a 2010 incident.
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Balfour Beatty could face further shocks, analysts warn

Construction News Plus - 6 hours 15 min ago
The UK’s biggest contractor could face further shocks as it tries to repair the damaged business, analysts have warned.
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Human tissue and gold nanoparticles form patch for damaged hearts

The Engineer Online - 6 hours 53 min ago
Gold nanoparticles and biomaterials harvested from patients are being used to repair damaged hearts.
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High Speed Rail national college locations revealed

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-09-30 17:44
The new National College for High Speed Rail will be located in Birmingham and Doncaster.
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Councils chosen to release land for custom and self-build homes

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:37
Eleven councils have committed land under the government’s Right to Build scheme in a move by the Conservative Party to increase custom and self-build homes in the UK.
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Bam wins £27m Surrey school

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-09-30 12:34
Bam Construct has landed a £27m contract to build a new school and sixth form college in Hersham, Surrey.
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Carillion starts work on £75m DIO deals

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-09-30 12:14
Carillion has started work on the first of four deals worth £75m at the Royal Navy Air Station at Yeovilton.
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Bam sells Glasgow property development to Deutsche AWM

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-09-30 12:00
Bam Properties has sold its commercial property development CONNECT110Ns in central Glasgow to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.
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Kate Barker: Local authorities avoiding responsibility on planning

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-09-30 11:18
Local authorities have failed to take responsibility and make “tough decisions” on planning, according to economist Kate Barker.
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Bovis Homes FD steps down

Construction News Plus - Tue, 2014-09-30 10:32
Bovis Homes has announced its group finance director Jonathan Hill has resigned.
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Single electron is key to prolonged power in electronic devices

The Engineer Online - Tue, 2014-09-30 10:11
Researchers have created technology that could be the first step toward more efficient batteries for wearable computers and smartphones.  
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Balfour Beatty lands two deals worth £52m

Construction News Plus - Mon, 2014-09-29 12:04
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £34m nuclear waste deal for Magnox in Scotland and an £18m education scheme in Cambridge.
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Balfour in talks over 'ill-judged' contracts as share price plummets

Construction News Plus - Mon, 2014-09-29 11:47
Balfour Beatty is locked in talks with clients over problem contracts, as it looks to resolve “ill-judged” legacy deals which have led to a fifth profit warning in two years.
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ISG wins £24m Royal Botanic Gardens project

Construction News Plus - Mon, 2014-09-29 11:11
ISG has been appointed to deliver a £24m restoration of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens and two new leisure centres for Walsall Council also worth £24m.
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