Construction Industry News

  • Green light for Aviemore community hospital
    The Cairngorms National Park Authority has granted planning permission for a new hospital to be built in Aviemore. The Cairngorms National Park Authority has granted planning permission for a new hospital to be built in Aviemore. Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • JCB wins Manitou injunction
    JCB has been granted a preliminary injunction by a French court against Manitou, ordering it to stop producing telehandlers featuring a patented JCB device.JCB has been granted a preliminary injunction by a French court against Manitou, ordering it to stop producing telehandlers featuring a patented JCB device.Read Full Article: The ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Remainer minister pushes for construction worker exemptions
    The Construction Leadership Council (CLC), sponsored by the government’s Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, is pressing the Home Office to relax the immigration rules for foreign construction workers after Brexit.The Construction Leadership Council (CLC), sponsored by the government’s Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, is pressing the ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Scottish politicians approve budget
    The Scottish Parliament has given its approval to the 2019-20 budget, which includes provision for extensive construction of nurseries and affordable homes.The Scottish Parliament has given its approval to the 2019-20 budget, which includes provision for extensive construction of nurseries and affordable homes.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Investigation finds multiple problems in evacuated Sydney tower
    Design and construction issues contributed to the structural problems that forced December’s evacuation of a new 36-storey Australian tower block, an investigation has found.Design and construction issues contributed to the structural problems that forced December’s evacuation of a new 36-storey Australian tower block, an investigation has found.Read Full Article: The ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Engie secures £1.3bn FM deal to replace Carillion at Portsmouth hospital
    Engie has signed a long-term deal to provide total facilities management at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Queen Alexandra Hospital (QAH) in Cosham.Engie has signed a long-term deal to provide total facilities management at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Queen Alexandra Hospital (QAH) in Cosham.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Plan moves forward for Renfrewshire innovation district
    The start of infrastructure construction to support a new innovation district near Glasgow Airport has moved closer with Renfrewshire Council’s approval of the full business case.The start of infrastructure construction to support a new innovation district near Glasgow Airport has moved closer with Renfrewshire Council’s approval of the full business ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Flatiron picked for Californian rail project
    Hochtief subsidiary Flatiron Construction is the apparent low bidder for a new rail line in San Bernardino County in the US state of California.Hochtief subsidiary Flatiron Construction is the apparent low bidder for a new rail line in San Bernardino County in the US state of California.Read Full Article: The ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Borders budget allocates funds for new schools
    The proposed budget from Scottish Borders Council allocates millions of pounds for new schools and road upgrades across the area.The proposed budget from Scottish Borders Council allocates millions of pounds for new schools and road upgrades across the area.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • TBM assembly starts for Melbourne tunnel
    Assembly has begun of the first of two 15.6m-diameter tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be used in construction of the West Gate Tunnel in Sydney, Australia.Assembly has begun of the first of two 15.6m-diameter tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be used in construction of the West Gate Tunnel ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Select refreshes tower crane fleet
    Select Plant Hire has added another 16 Terex Comedil tower cranes to its fleet and has up to 30 more on order for delivery within the next 12 months.Select Plant Hire has added another 16 Terex Comedil tower cranes to its fleet and has up to 30 more on order ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • World’s strongest luffer goes up at Hinkley Point
    Balfour Beatty has shipped in the world’s biggest luffing tower crane all the way from Australia to work on its marine tunnelling works at Hinkley Point.Balfour Beatty has shipped in the world’s biggest luffing tower crane all the way from Australia to work on its marine tunnelling works at Hinkley ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Caledonian books £38m school work
    Volumetric modular building specialist Caledonian has secured two large school projects in quick succession with a total order value of £38m.Volumetric modular building specialist Caledonian has secured two large school projects in quick succession with a total order value of £38m.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Red light zone for road workers
    A life-saving red light zone has been devised for road workers in the northeast of England – one that keeps them clear from moving machinery.A life-saving red light zone has been devised for road workers in the northeast of England – one that keeps them clear from moving machinery.Read Full ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22
  • FM Conway wins Kent pothole deal
    FM Conway has been awarded a two-year contract to provide pothole repair services for Kent County Council. FM Conway has been awarded a two-year contract to provide pothole repair services for Kent County Council. Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: Construction IndexPublished on 2019-02-22