The blaze that destroyed the university’s new laboratory offered a stark reminder of the risks construction can face. But what impact will this incident have on the future of timber-framed builds?
Head of design and construction Keith Whitmore talks exclusively to Construction News about how Westfield is adapting to new technology by building bigger and better – and what contractors need to do to win its work.
A new Waitrose in Wiltshire demanded extensive consultation and unusual alterations to placate local protests to its picturesque location.
As senior politicians of the main political parties fly north for a final push to convince the Scottish electorate on the merit of maintaining the union, it is time to consider the implications if they return to Westminster without the ‘No’ votes they need.
In my view, there is a certain inevitability to independence in Scotland, whatever the voting results this week.
Insurance giant Aviva has warned that infrastructure funding could become more expensive in an independent Scotland.
Exclusive: The majority stakeholder of a major nuclear power project in the UK is forming a “contingency plan” should Scotland vote ‘yes’ to independence this week.
The construction supply chain’s ability to deliver large volumes of new development remains in uncharted waters, with client concerns growing as to how many projects will physically get delivered.
The West Midlands Contractor Framework comes to a close this month and after four years of operation we’ve learnt some valuable lessons about delivering efficient construction in the public sector.
Mark Carne has come in with high aspirations and plans to challenge the status quo.
Rewind back to January 2013 and there was an air of cautious optimism surrounding the house building industry, but no one was expecting anything dramatic.
Whoever forms the next government, the construction industry must be at the forefront of its thinking to deliver future economic success.
There has been a substantial shift in recruitment since the end of 2013.
Has your firm moved up or down? How does your margin compare with those of your competitors? Who should be in your supply chain?
More than three-quarters of councils did not receive enough government money to create the extra school places needed in their area, according to research by the Local Government Association.
The speed of change of the digital world and the ease with which consumers can now access services at the touch of a button has taken the retail sector unawares.
It’s generally acknowledged that the construction industry struggles to recruit apprentices
NAWIC London & SE recently held its first working session on “Changing Perceptions of Women in the Construction Industry”.
Which university is seeking three contractors for an eight-year framework?
As the industry continues to recover, mergers and consolidation are coming to the fore for engineering consultants.
Housing has been at the forefront of recovery but continuing challenges over supply coupled with political uncertainty pose question marks over sustained growth.
Expectations of FM providers are shifting as the sector bids farewell to the downturn and clients re-evaluate their requirements. With an election looming and M&A continuing, where will the strongest growth be?
Funding investment tends to come in one of two forms but which is best suited to your business?
The industry’s dwindling percentage of GDP is not just bad news for contractors but will have a huge impact on Britain’s fledgling recovery.