Four transport development schemes identified as regional priorities by the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Transport Board are vying for £26.4M in government funding.
Devastation caused by this week's fire at Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier has highlighted the need for tougher guidelines on risk assessments for historic structures, a leading fire-resistance expert has told NCE.
Weston-Super-Mare blaze claims iconic pavilionSubscription
Weston-Super-Mare’s Pavilion at the end of the historic Grand Pier was gutted by a huge blaze in the early hours of the morning.
According to a pessimistic market forecast published this month, the construction industry’s output for 2008 is expected to fall by 6%, as a result of the increasing cost of energy and materials as well as the credit crunch.
In the papers today - 17th JulySubscription
Rolls-Royce is creating a nuclear unit to ensure that it gets a slice of the global civil nuclear market that the engineer believes will be worth £50bn in 15 yers' time...
Bleak economic results and predictions have once again pointed to a severe downturn in the contracting sector, the most pessimistic claiming 13,000 contracting jobs and 165 companies are at risk in the coming year.
A Commons select committee today recommended the creation of new Government post for a chief construction officer, who will champion the concerns of the industry in Parliament.
CBI sets up its own Construction CouncilSubscription
A new Construction Council is to be set up by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in an attempt to provide 'one unified voice' on issues affecting the construction industry.
Pop icon Peter Andre has been nominated in a survey of 10,000 UK tradesmen as the 'ultimate celebrity tool'.
Rapid growth for Balfour Beatty's order book Subscription
Contractor Balfour Beatty today announced that their forward order book grew by £400M in the first five months of this year, taking current total orders to £11.8bn