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...

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.

Directors’ ban for concrete pipe cheats

Two former bosses of concrete drainage supplier CPM who colluded with competitors in cartel activities have been banned from acting as company directors.

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.

Aarsleff boosts geotechnical expertise

Foundations specialist Aarsleff Ground Engineering appointed Dan Adams as senior geotechnical consultant.

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

London councils sign the modular housing supply deal

Irish modular housing manufacturer Extraspace Solutions has won a £40m contract to supply a group of London boroughs with temporary accommodation for the homeless. Extraspace...

Green light for £1bn Purfleet regeneration

Thurrock Council has given planning approval for a £1bn regeneration project in Purfleet that includes the construction of thousands of new homes and a new town centre.

Glasgow approves £9m project to improve public realm

A £9m project to improve the public realm on a busy Glasgow road has been amended to reflect concerns raised about the safety of cyclists under the original plan.

Delayed starts prompt Van Elle profits warning

Van Elle, the publicly quoted geotechnical contractor, has warned shareholders that its annual profits will be below expectations because of clients stalling on project start dates.

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