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Stobart to build £110m biomass plant

Transport giant’s civil engineering arm to carry-out £15m of work

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Worker killed as dumper truck falls into site pit

Court hears how untrained worker is crushed to death under five-tonne machine

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£40m refit of fire-ravaged M4 tunnels up for grabs

Five firms will be invited to bid in January

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Mulbury Homes boosts construction expertise

Construction team strengthened as work set to start on 12 new sites

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BAM bags £20m Sunderland College job

Work expected to start next year on Sunderland College Vocational Campus

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70mph JCB is crowned “fastest digger on earth”

Backhoe driven by “The Dig” breaks Guinness World Record

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Welsh valley rail lines to get £230m upgrade

Journey times to major cities set to be slashed

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Ex Overbury bosses join rival London fitout firm

Key players behind rise of Morgan Sindall’s fitout business join BWI on growth mission

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Scaffold work shocks watching safety inspector

Police called after scaffolder is “hostile” to HSE inspector: Pictures

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Government launches probe into Chinese rebar

Substandard rebar triggers inquiry into CARES testing regime and quality of imports

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Gilbert Ash call-up for £23m National Army Museum

Building work will start shortly on Chelsea army museum

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BAM wins race for £14m school in Don Valley

Combined secondary and primary school is being built on Sheffield’s former athletics stadium site

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Betting Spy: Battle of the dodgy defences at Arsenal

The Gunners should just about edge a defensive horror-show against Man Utd

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House building jitters as starts fall 10% in England

Latest quarterly house building figures show fall for first time in two years

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91-year-old hit by falling site fence

Pensioner fractures hip after two-metre high metal fence collapses

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Eiffel Steelworks calls in administrators

60 jobs under threat as Wigan specialist seeks a buyer

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£500m private finance plan for next wave of Welsh schools

Welsh to use non-profit distribution model to finance phase 2 of 21st Century Schools programme

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HTC crane drivers win 14% pay rise

Improved three-year pay deal spells end to threatened strike action

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Hull Uni hunts for £24m student halls builder

University plans to renew student accommodation, build more than 2,000 room over coming years

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Commercial work to drive 7% rise in 2015 project starts

West Midlands and Scotland predicted to see strong construction growth next year

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Balfour Beatty to start Trafford Park tunnel drive

UK’s largest earth pressure balanced tunnelling machine will be run by contractor Murphy: Video

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Social media use soaring across construction

More than 1,000 firms have signed-up to the Enquirer Social Club

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Bidders named for £650m MoD southern frameworks

Firms will this week be invited to bid for £400m South West and £250m South East capital frameworks

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McMullen bags £10m Leeds cladding package

Glazing specialist lands major deal from Wates on Central Square commercial complex

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Winners named for £100m Scottish schools framework

Galliford Try, Kier and Morgan Sindall win North Lanarkshire phase 2 schools framework

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Contractor fined £150k for corporate manslaughter

Stonemason crushed by two-tonne limestone block in site tragedy

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BAM scoops £80m North West Cambridge job

BAM Construction secures biggest phase one contract

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Construction starts on £100m private rented resi plan

First phase begins in North West of new building-for-rent boom

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Go-ahead for £70m energy centre on coal site

Nottinghamshire scheme to create 330 construction jobs

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Anglo Holt builds Holiday Inn from sea containers

Tie-up with Chinese shipping container giant opens way for large-scale London modular hotel

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Extra £14m to make all stations step-free on Crossrail

All 40 stations on route will now have easy access for disabled commuters

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Bardsley bags £24m brace of building jobs

Salford Quays and Bradford projects boost builder

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Persimmon calls up ex-soldiers to train as brickies

Up to 500 ex-military personnel to retrain as bricklayers and joiners

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Big names on the hunt for Glasgow specialists

Subcontractors wanted on string of large Scottish projects: Meet the Buyer details

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Ex-Shepherd director Mark Tant joins Wates

Contractor aims to expand in residential market

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Costain director takes Interserve infrastructure md job

Costain’s operations efficiency director Chris Tyerman joins Interserve

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Amey and Carillion land £400m prison upkeep deals

Contractors will carry-out maintenance and FM work on prisons across the country

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Builder wanted to replace condemned HS2 estate

Replacing parts of the Regents Park Estate will cost £40m

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Construction boss drowns in holiday tragedy

Former chairman of leading Scottish builder dies in Fuerteventura

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Cheesegrater bolt failure report due in New Year

Probe by Laing O’Rourke and Arup continues

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Fitzgerald sees 75% surge in civils work

Housing infrastructure work leads the way for expanding contractor

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Balfour continues cost-cutting drive

More regional offices to be closed

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UK infrastructure deficit now at £60bn

Report argues for economy boosting infrastructure spending push

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Yorkshire plant hirer snaps up Stockport rival

Chippindale Plant buys Wilmslow Plant Hire

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New MD takes over at Cementation Skanska

Cameron Foley to lead expansion in ground engineering market

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Wates buys maintenance specialist Purchase

120 maintenance workers join Wates

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Costain to start £102m dualling job on A556

Work set to start on dualling one of north west’s busiest A roads

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AFC Wimbledon lodge new £16m stadium plan

New stadium in Plough Lane would be funded by 600-homes development plan

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Car crashes into Manchester construction site

Mercedes 4×4 drives through site fence and into 25ft deep excavation

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Anglian Water names five for final £200m framework

Alliance deals could run for 15 years, making them the longest collaborations in water industry

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Balfour Beatty to close Lincolnshire office

26 jobs at risk as plan to close North Lincolnshire office revealed

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Dangerous brick stacks land contractor in court

Firm ignores Prohibition Notice over safety problems on housing job

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Five firms wanted for new £3bn social building framework

New framework to bring forward developments on public land

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Mears wants subcontractors in London and Surrey

Suppliers wanted for string of social housing jobs

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Crest Nicholson wins £1bn MoD garden village

Crest named preferred developer to build 4,500 homes at Wyton Airfield in Cambridgeshire

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House building tops commercial activity for first time

Construction output grows 0.8% in third quarter

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ISG clinches £22m American School in London job

New swimming pool and fitness centre to be built below playground

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M25 traffic chaos as road surface fails

Potholes damage 25 cars after concrete fails to set during overnight maintenance

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Balfour Beatty gives away loss-making German rail arm

German track and plant businesses sold to Austrian group

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Green light for £40m Manchester resi tower

Work to start on site at Axis Tower in early 2015

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Start date set for ten-storey Hammersmith office job

Legal & General to pick pre-construction winner within days

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UK Guarantee for £330m Northampton campus scheme

Five contractors are being shortlisted for £100m campus building job

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Refurb contractor Richardson in administration

Subcontractors furious after being left out of pocket

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Betting Spy: Hard hat time for England

It will be a rugby war at Twickenham against the wounded South Africans

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Armed robbers dress as construction workers

Knife-wielding raiders disguised in hard hats and hi-vis jackets

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Amec seals Foster Wheeler takeover deal

New £5.5bn Amec Foster Wheeler engineering and consultancy company formed

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Northern line extension green light for spring start

Laing O’Rourke and Ferrovial Agroman jv gets £1bn project start date

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Great Portland Estates confirms £489m of planned work

Pipeline of schemes revealed on major sites across London

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Labourer snaps thighbone in beam plunge

Court hears site bosses were on holiday and workers had no safety equipment

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T Clarke wins £75m of London M&E packages

String of wins from Brookfield, Mace and Lend Lease

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Go-ahead for £2bn New Covent Garden Market scheme

Vinci Construction UK will start enabling works on new market early next year

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Rail contracts dent Atkins UK profits

Group pre-tax profits fall 29% as revenue slides to £831m

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37-floor London Nine Elms tower approved

Network Rail and K2 Property residential tower given go-ahead

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Forty per cent of small sites fail safety spot-checks

HSE blitz uncovers host of problems on repair and refurbishment jobs: Photos

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£300m Thames flood defence win for CH2M Hill and Balfour

US consultant bags ten-year deal and will work alongside Balfour Beatty

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ISG hires northern construction regional md

Former Kier major projects director joins ISG’s Manchester office

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Wates appoints new Midlands business unit director

Richard Scarrott is promoted after 18 months at Wates driving efficiency in Midlands

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Site evacuated after foam cannisters explode

Two injured during blast on Mayfair site

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Sainsbury’s shelves new store plans

Sainsbury’s halves store building spend to help fund £150m in price cuts

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Balfour knocks Kier from top of contracts league

Laing O’Rourke and Ferrovial Northern Line extension dominates October orders