Construction News

January 2008 - 7 news articles


LSC adds funding to construction skills project

30/01/2008

Given the current skills shortage in the construction industry, the Learning and Skills Council London central has backed a new scheme designed to encourage young people into construction ...

North-east firm to recruit for key contracts

28/01/2008

Following a succession of new contracts one north-east building firm aims to increase its turnover by £25 million this year, reports reveal. Frank Haslam Milan (FHM) has also revealed plans to ...

Rics: Credit crunch knocks construction sector confidence

24/01/2008

Confidence in the UK construction industry's profit outlook has fallen as a result of the current slump in the housing market, according to a new survey. The latest Royal Institution of Chartered ...

Construction union calls for employer flexibility over Easter

22/01/2008

The Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT) has called for the implementation of flexible working arrangements for construction workers this Easter.Due to the earlier date on ...

Health & safety improvements on MCG sites

11/01/2008

Since 2000 the rate of accident incidences on construction sites of Major Contractors Group (MCG) has been cut by 45 per cent. The MCG's Health and Safety Charter aims to encourage the industry's ...

Uni to launch flexible degree in construction

11/01/2008

The University of Wolverhampton is set to launch a new degree course for people working in the construction sector.Due to start in February, the School of Engineering and the Built Environment has ...

Balfour Beatty appointed BAA Heathrow contract

07/01/2008

International construction company Balfour Beatty has been chosen to carry out BAA's Midfield Pier project at Heathrow Airport. Construction work is scheduled to begin in spring this year and will ...