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Social skills: How using social media can benefit construction companies

A recent survey revealed UK firms lag way behind their US counterparts in using social media for corporate communications, but also placed three British construction companies among the 50 best in class. What makes them stand out and what can the industry learn?

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Five Ways to go from zero to £60m in 12 months Video

Construction management firm Colmore Tang has gone from unusual beginnings to regenerating a Birmingham landmark, while building its order book from zero to £60m just 12 months.

Why YOU should attend the Construction News Developer Forum
The Construction News Developer Forum takes place in London this May, bringing together senior influencers and decision makers to discuss the growing commercial and residential pipeline in UK construction.

  Listen to three exclusive free interviews with major clients Derwent, British Land and Land Securities to find out why you should be attending this unmissable event.

Budget 2015: What it means for construction

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Housing needs small tweaks, not unrealistic goals

To all those in the construction industry, the story is a familiar one.

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    Property, Putin and positivity: 8 things we learnt at MIPIM 2015 Video

    MIPIM 2015 proved the property and construction sectors are back and bullish, despite the last notes of recessionary caution lingering in the air. Construction News was on the scene to gauge the prevailing mood.

    Sexuality Survey

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    Construction News seeks industry views on attitudes towards sexuality

    Construction News is seeking the views of UK contractor and cost consultant employees for a survey on attitudes towards lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in the construction sector.

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    Dawlish restoration nears end of the line

    The line was back up and running within weeks of being swept away by huge waves, but 12 months on engineers are still busily repairing the damage from last year’s storms.

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    WikiHouse: The future of housebuilding?

    A new project is compiling an online library of digital parts that can be used to produce plywood housing kits. Easily assembled and highly sustainable, could this method revolutionise housebuilding?