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Going Underground: Stunning Family Home in Highgate

With London property developers digging deep to maximize potential some commentators believe we are seeing a new golden age of basements in the capital. However, creating such projects present interesting challenges for developers.   Citadel Design and Construction...

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Road to resilience: Delivering a robust local roads network

Balfour Beatty has today published its latest policy paper, “Road to resilience: delivering a robust local roads network”. The paper explores the importance of prioritising 2019 funding towards local road maintenance and the roles that both client and contractor must...

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Cutter soil mixing delivers big savings

Keller has completed its first project in Canada using cutter soil mixing (CSM), a technique that eliminates the need for numerous rigs and saves a huge amount of time. We spoke to the team to find out more… When it’s finished in spring 2019, the Platform development...

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BEIS Select Committee calls for tough action on late pay

A hard-hitting report from the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee has backed the building engineering industry’s calls for tougher action on late payment. The committee, which carried out a wide-ranging inquiry into small...

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Honor Goodsite’s Big Build Competition 2018 winners announced!

Following on from the Big Build’s success in 2017, the Considerate Constructors Scheme teamed up with CITB’s ‘Go Construct’ to make this year’s competition even bigger and better. This year’s competition saw many wonderful models ranging from giant, menacing robots to...

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Bewley Homes successfully reduces on site waste

Waste not want not In 2017, the Board of Directors of design led developer, Bewley Homes, in an effort to decrease their environmental footprint and reduce expenditure took the strategic decision to employ Reconomy Waste Management to handle the segregation and...

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TOPPING OUT MILESTONE MARKS INVERNESS JUSTICE CENTRE PROGRESS

A topping out ceremony was held on the site of Scotland’s first purpose-built Justice Centre in Inverness on Thursday 29 November. SCTS Chief Executive Eric McQueen, Grampian Highland and Islands Sheriff Principal Derek Pyle and Robertson Project Director, Jeff Hedley...

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First Ultra Low Emission Zone signs go up in London

More than 300 signs are being installed across London in advance of the new zone starting in April next year Signs are the latest stage in a large-scale communications campaign to advise drivers of the 24-hour Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London ULEZ will...

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UK’s biggest road upgrade reaches half way point

The £1.5bn A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme reaches its half way point this week. Construction work to upgrade 21 miles of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon started on Monday 28 November 2016 and is on target to be completed by December 2020....

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THE IPG WINS LOCAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

(UK, 27th November 2018): Littlehampton-based The IPG is proud to have been recognised by Arun District Council as 2018’s Business of the Year (10 or more employees). The 21st Arun Business Partnership Awards ceremony took place on the 15th November and saw several...

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Saltash Tunnel gets hi-tech safety upgrade

State-of-the-art technology will be installed in the Saltash Tunnel over the coming months to ensure the safety of the thousands of people who use the underground route in Cornwall. Highways England is starting a scheme next week to upgrade the incident detection...

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Fire and Security Industry Award Winners Announced

Leading industry professionals recognised by FSA for their outstanding contributions Two outstanding individuals from the fire, emergency and security industry have been recognised by the Fire & Security Association (FSA) for changing the sector for the better at...

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Growing interest in MMC helps shape new NHBC Standards

An upsurge in interest relating to Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) from the UK’s house building industry has played a key role in determining the NHBC Standards 2019, set to come into force on January 1.   A renewed emphasis, particularly from the offsite sector,...

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