News 07/12/18: Construction of thousands of new homes to be accelerated following Homes England loan to St. Modwen

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Construction of thousands of new homes to be accelerated following Homes England loan to St. Modwen Expert developer and regeneration specialist St. Modwen Properties PLC is to begin drawing down the funds from the £75 million Homes England infrastructure loan this month – unlocking and accelerating the construction of more than 13,000 new homes across …

News 30/11/18: 3D Concrete Printing Could Free the World from Boring Buildings

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3D Concrete Printing Could Free the World from Boring Buildings Construction is one of the largest industries in the world economy – worth £5.6 trillion globally (equivalent to 13 per cent of GDP). But construction has suffered for decades from remarkably poor productivity compared to other sectors. While agriculture and manufacturing have increased productivity 10-15 …

Plant Hire Guide: What Type of Construction Machinery You Need

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Plant Hire Guide: What Type of Construction Machinery You Need Plant hire is extremely beneficial for any construction project, helping you achieve your milestones as scheduled. Plant hire or heavy equipment can be divided into four main categories: Earth-moving equipment Material handling Construction equipment Construction vehicles There are many types of plant hire that are …

News 23/11/18: Government to set up construction ‘innovation networks’

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Government to set up construction ‘innovation networks’ The government is to launch a series of competitions to pay construction firms to work together on blue-sky research and development as part of a drive to modernise construction. Ann Bentley, global director of consultant RLB, and a member of the government’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC), told Building …

News 16/11/18: MPs warned construction ‘cannot recruit enough workers’

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MPs warned construction ‘cannot recruit enough workers’ The construction sector will be unable to replace the workers expected to leave the industry, a parliamentary select committee has been warned. For more information on this topic, head over to Construction News. Brisbane construction firm Canstruct made $43m profit running Nauru detention centre last year Disclosure comes …

News 09/11/18: US judge blocks construction of Keystone oil pipeline

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US judge blocks construction of Keystone oil pipeline A federal US judge has blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, connecting Canada’s oil sands to US refineries, saying that the US government had not completed a full environmental analysis. The project, which became a target of campaigners and was rejected by Barack Obama’s …

News 02/11/18: UK construction activity brightens in October

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US Construction Spending Flat In September WASHINGTON (Alliance News) – Construction spending in the US came in virtually unchanged in the month of September, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The Commerce Department said construction spending in September was estimated at an annual rate of USD1.33 trillion, nearly the same …