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A view of the southern accommodation block from Holyrood Road

Balfour Beatty takes lock stock and barrel approach to Scottish uni digs

An array of Balfour companies has been delivering luxury student digs at a culturally significant Edinburgh site.

Top 50 contractors Dec 13-Dec 14

Christmas contracts nosedive as Bouygues claims league top spot Video

Combined wins across the top 50 contractors fell off a cliff in December as the usual lull over the festive period hit particularly hard.

Specialists Awards 2015

  • Dawlish Network Rail storms flooding train SoS

    Access & Scaffolding

    48.3 Scaffold Design; Brogan Group; Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding; GKR Scaffolding; Nationwide Platforms; PHD Modular Access Services; WellMax.

  • Specialists Awards 2014 entry BCM

    Building Services Specialist of the Year

    Finalists: Beverley Clifton Morris; Compco Fire Systems; Cuttings; Dodd Group; Interserve Engineering Services.

  • Erith

    Demolition

    Anthony O’Connor and Sons; AR Demolition; Cantillon; Dem-Master Demolition; Erith Contractors; RGL; Squibb Group; Thompsons of Prudhoe; Wessex Demolition.

  • Van Elle

    Ground Engineering

    Abbey Pynford Geo Structures; Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering; CGL; Deep Soil Mixing; Groundforce; Keltbray; Mole Group; O’Brien Contractors; Van Elle.

  • Curtis Moore Cladding Systems

    Roofing Specialist of the Year

    Finalists: Breyer Group; BriggsAmasco; Curtis Moore; Forster Roofing Services; and GNR.

  • Billington Structures

    Structural Specialist of the Year

    Finalists: 48.3 Scaffold Design; Billington Structures; Metek UK; SH Structures; VolkerLaser; and Wiehag.

Generative Design Lightning Motorcycles swing arm

8 tech trends that can revolutionise construction

BIM is far from the only technology that could revolutionise the industry. Daniel Kemp visited Autodesk University in Las Vegas to find out about innovations with enormous potential to change construction.

The winning entry

Idiots & Ladders: risking life and limb to climb ladders

The winners of the Ladder Association’s ‘biggest idiot on a ladder’ contest have been announced, with the competition receiving its most-ever entries since its initiation in 2012.

Michael Ryley partner Weightmans

Holiday pay: Options open for employers

The Bear Scotland holiday pay case from 2014 sparked fears of huge bills for employers in order to comply with new holiday pay requirements - but these fears might be unfounded. What does your firm need to do to comply in 2015?