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Revealed: Contractors shortlisted for £5bn schools framework Video

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Exclusive: The Education Funding Agency has shortlisted a total of 37 contractors for its £5bn Regional Framework for school building and refurbishment projects.

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Annette Gevaert director of rail and transport Achilles

One of the boldest supply chain approaches of recent times

By Annette Gevaert

London Underground was the talk of the infrastructure world after it effectively ‘bypassed’ Tier 1 suppliers and headed straight to Tier 2 for the procurement of a £330m upgrade programme. 

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Materials prices continue to rise while London labour costs increase Video

By Michael Richards

Q1 2014 has seen continuing steady growth in input costs with rises in brick, block and timber prices, and labour rates increasing in the capital. 

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New forecasts predict 4.5 per cent output hike in 2014

Housing and infrastructure are expected to continue to power the construction industry’s growth, according to the spring update of the Construction Products Association forecasts.

Government plans up to 45,000 garden city homes

Plans to build up to three garden cities each with 15,000 new homes will be announced today by the deputy prime minister.

JRL subsidiary tops March contractor league tables

Midgard has topped the latest contractor league tables for March with its £235m contract to redevelop Brighton marina.

CBI: Government message on infrastructure not hitting home

Almost half of people surveyed in a new CBI poll say they are satisfied with the UK’s infrastructure, despite the World Economic Forum ranking it 28th in the world, according to research published today.

Balfour Beatty appoints new engineering services boss

Balfour Beatty has appointed Network Rail’s Uma Shanker as the chief operating officer of its engineering services business.

Quintain enters £32.3m JV for Wembley homes

Quintain Estates has entered a joint venture with Keystone Developers to deliver the next phase of its Wembley residential scheme in a deal totalling £32.3m.

Update: McGee names worker killed at 20 Grosvenor Square site

McGee has named the worker killed at 20 Grosvenor Square yesterday as 33-year-old father-of-two Dainius Rupsys.

Balfour Beatty wins funding for national infrastructure academy

Balfour Beatty has been awarded government funding for a national training academy to improve infrastructure skills in the UK.

EC Harris buys property consultant

EC Harris has acquired consultancy firm Corporate Property Advisers.

Bowmer & Kirkland beats two to £25m Hinckley job

Bowmer & Kirkland has been appointed to a new retail and cinema development in a contract worth around £25m.

Barratt Homes and Places for People joint venture to build 2,000 homes

Barratt Homes and Places for People have joined forces to deliver 2,000 affordable homes in Milton Keynes.

Lafarge Tarmac looks to housebuilding after takeover approval

A takeover of Tarmac Building Products by Lafarge Tarmac has received clearance by competition authorities.

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