Construction News

March 2008 - 9 news articles


Govt plans to cut red tape

25/03/2008

The government hopes to reduce bureaucratic hurdles with a new planning review.Planning Applications: A faster and more responsive system, will look at how the planning application process can be ...

Business start-ups reach record levels.

18/03/2008

More new businesses have started in 2007 than in any year since 1988, Barclays Bank has claimed.It has revealed a record 471,500 new firms began trading last year, a 17 per cent increase on 1988 ...

Construction industry faces talent shortage

13/03/2008

The construction industry is facing a shortage in talent and people ready to take up work.Brian Berry, the director of external affairs at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) said the industry is ...

HSE: Watch transport risks

12/03/2008

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reminded companies to watch out for the risks from workplace vehicles.It acted after the prosecution of Taylor Wimpey Developments, which was fined ...

South-east needs eco-towns

07/03/2008

The south-east of England needs eco-towns to fight climate change and reduce a shortage of accommodation, a planning association has claimed.Gideon Amos, chief executive of the Town and Country ...

Training centre planned for Kings Cross

07/03/2008

Planning permission has been granted for a £2 million Construction Training Centre at Kings Cross, Property Week has reported.Developer, Argent is to build a 15,600 sq ft facility, which will ...

Construction workers get bio checks

06/03/2008

Construction workers at the Olympics site will be screened using new biometric scanners, the Times has reported.The new security precaution will affect up to 100,000 workers and it includes face ...

Job creation figures released

04/03/2008

Engineering, industrial and materials processing jobs are all on the rise according to the February 2008 Job Creation Index (JCI), Onrec has reported.Its figures show that 1,090 new positions were ...

Owners look for conversions

03/03/2008

Home owners are looking to maximise their current space through conversions, an industry organisation has revealed.The Federation of Master Builders has said the high cost of moving has prompted ...