Monday, June 17, 2019

High Speed Rail College changes track

Within 18 months of operations, the National College for High Speed Rail has developed a ‘new vision’ to widen its remit from just trains...

Scottish rental market secures £30m investment

The Scottish government is to lend money for the construction of 1,800 additional homes for long-term rent.

Late-paying construction companies suspended from Prompt Payment Code

A host of companies, including Balfour Beatty, Costain, Interserve and Laing O’Rourke, have had their membership of the Prompt Payment Code suspended for consistently shafting their suppliers.

Thirteen thousand UK construction companies in ‘significant financial distress’

Insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor claims that there has been a 10% increase in the number of construction companies in financial distress over the past year.

Construction forecasts downgraded again – except for warehouses

Continuing uncertainty over the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has prompted the Construction Products Association to downgrade its forecasts for UK construction activity once again.

Report calls for £10bn spend on Glasgow rail and metro schemes

A commission set up by Glasgow Council has recommended a £10bn investment in transport that includes development of a city-wide metro system.

Aberdeen contractor fined after two fall into uncovered hatch

An electrical contractor has been fined £24,000 after two people were injured falling through an uncovered floor hatch at a residential property.

Ilke factory wins NHBC buildmark

Ilke Homes aims to deliver 2,000 modular homes a year, rising to 5,000 annually within the next five years, through its new factory which opened in Yorkshire last November.

A future built on technology

With a house that can be assembled in a day and early adoption of digital technology, McAvoy’s delivery schedules are 50% those of traditional projects. But, as Emma Crates reports, the industry needs to raise its game if it is to reap the full benefits of offsite

Consortium project to speed up housing delivery

Scheme aims to deliver 120,000 low-cost homes per year

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