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24/10/14 - Construction Contracts At Highest Level Since January

he number of construction contracts awarded in September reached a total value of £5.6 billion – its highest figure since January.  more info

24/10/14 - Construction Firm Fined After Barrier Falls On Top Of Pram

A construction firm has been fined £4,000 after a barrier was blown on top of a pram injuring an 18-week-old baby.  more info

24/09/14 - Labour to tackle NIMBYs as 'mythbuster' launched on garden cities

The shadow communities secretary has said the public could do more to increase the development of homes in their area, as the Town and Country Planning Association launched its “mythbuster” on UK garden cities.  more info

24/09/14 - Network Rail should 'put pressure' on contractors with poor safety records

Network Rail should take work away from contractors who do not improve their health and safety performance, according to the Office of Rail Regulation.  more info

24/09/14 - UK rises three places to become 10th most attractive economy for infrastructure investment

New research by Arcadis has shown the UK is now the 10th most attractive economy for infrastructure investment.  more info

24/09/14 - Construction Sector Continues To Recover

The construction sector is continuing to recover and remains one of the top performers in the UK when it comes to creating jobs, according to a new study by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).  more info

31/07/14 - Industry Faces High Skills Shortages - RICS

The UK construction industry is facing significant skills shortages, as levels now stand at their highest since 2008, according to the latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK Construction Market Survey (Q2 2014).  more info

31/07/14 - Commercial Construction Index Launched

The development of new workplaces, shopping centres and industrial facilities is playing an increasingly important role in the UK’s economic recovery, according to JLL and Glenigan’s inaugural Commercial Construction Index.  more info

31/07/14 - Apprenticeships 'Essential' To Industry

Apprenticeships are "essential to the future wellbeing of the construction industry," the Government's Chief Construction Advisor has told a Parliamentary Reception.  more info

10/07/14 - Figures Show Increase In Construction Deaths

Construction union UCATT has slammed the latest figures which showed a rise in construction deaths. The union is warning it "could mark the beginning of a steady rise in fatalities".  more info

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