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Labour would ‘take clear steps’ to cut HS2 cost

The Labour Party has pledged to support the construction of High Speed 2  while “taking clear steps” to cut the cost of the £42.6bn rail project.

Denise Chevin

Visionary project design can’t come soon enough

By Denise Chevin

It’s taken a while but it suddenly looks like the coalition has discovered ‘design’.

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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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New members of BIM2050 Group revealed

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Byrne Group appoints FD from Laing O'Rourke

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Race for Thames Tideway funding partner down to two

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Henry Boot eyes ‘valuable opportunities’ in sector as profits rise

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LLDC gears up for next major project at Olympic Park

The London Legacy Development Corporation is gearing up to procure its next major project as part of its transformation of the Olympic Park.

Contractors help launch supply chain school for offsite construction

Contractors and industry bodies have launched a new Offsite Management School, following the model of the established Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Morgan Sindall signs £110m PF2 schools deal

Morgan Sindall has reached financial close on the £110m North-west private finance batch of the Priority School Building Programme.

Leo Quinn rules out 'wholesale' redundancies at Balfour Beatty despite 'horrible year'

Exclusive: Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn has ruled out widespread redundancies at the firm despite pledging to cut costs by £100m over the next two years.

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Construction News front cover 27 March 2015

Construction News digital edition – 27 March 2015

The race for Thames Tideway Tunnel hots up, as the super sewer shortlists two funding consortia to become infrastructure partner for the scheme; more than £30bn of work is forecast to be delivered in the North-west by 2018, as the region closes the gap on the traditionally lucrative South-east; the Education Funding Agency’s £5bn regional framework should be re-procured, according to a new report; Construction News finds out what it takes to be super at social media.