The evolving repairs and maintenance market is forcing contractors to up their games as an increasing number of social housing clients take matters into their own hands.
A new woodland at Cuningar Loop on the banks of the River Clyde forms an important part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy. But to create the park, Robertson Civil Engineering had to deal with native wildlife and invasive weeds while carrying out extensive soil remediation and tree planting.
Contractor is employing a clever stitched long-span solution that sees steel stuffed with concrete on an innovative new headquarters in Leeds.
If there’s one theme that unites businesses working in the UK’s sustainable construction sector, it’s that of ‘certainty’.
The planning world is not used to celebrities arguing over the effects of the General Permitted Development Order, but that is just what is happening in Camden in respect of a proposed change of use of offices to flats at a development known as Utopia Village in Primrose Hill.
Is outsourcing losing its halo? Share prices of some in the sector would suggest so.
Like a black cloud, the skills shortage looms large over the industry.
The demands of clients; the ground conditions; the weather; the impact of suppliers, contractors or sub-contractors failing to keep to schedule; all these things have an impact upon the continuing requirement for flexibility across a workforce.
One Christmas, 20 years after arriving in England and imposing his Norman-ness on an unwilling populace, William the Conqueror realised something was missing.
The recent upturn in the new-build housing sector has led to increased interest in construction techniques and a particularly renewed interest in offsite work.
The construction industry is facing the welcome prospect of a progressive strengthening in industry workload over the next few years.
The trials, tribulations and indeed triumphs of the recessionary years are laid bare by the latest KPIs.
Louis Armstrong famously saw trees of green, red roses too – marvels of nature that light up people’s lives and make them joyfully proclaim: “What a wonderful world”.
A roads revolution. That is how David Cameron described the planned investment programme in England’s strategic highways that is due to be announced in next month’s autumn statement.
The news that two steel bolts have broken at the Cheesegrater skyscraper is only the latest in a line of stories relating to problems with the new breed of swanky City of London developments.
LJJ Building Services Contractors is overseeing the high-end M&E for Shepherd Construction on the £50m Spring Mews accommodation scheme in Vauxhall.
Incredibly complex systems are underpinning a rebuild that will boost capacity and frequency at London’s oldest and fourth-busiest station.
A year into the job, Interserve Engineering Services MD Mike Knowles reflects on reshaping the company and how he wants it to look in another year’s time.
If greater efficiencies are to be achieved in construction delivery, the early engagement of the supply chain is critical.
With the construction sector slowly starting to show signs of growth, any optimism continues to be clouded by an issue that we’re still a long way from shaking off - the skills shortage.
The problems that the construction industry is experiencing relating to skills and training have built up over a generation and will take a generation to resolve.
The government wants all workers, including those in the construction sector, to be able to save into a pension scheme for their retirement.
The percentages of projects being finished on time and to budget remain far from the government’s 2025 targets, but figures for skills, training and diversity offer encouragement.