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11/22/2017 06:50 AM
East West Rail to pursue DBFM deal
East West Rail chairman Rob Brighouse has revealed the client body will pursue a design build, finance and maintain (DBFM) contract for the proposed Oxford-to-Cambridge line.
11/21/2017 08:55 PM
Farmer calls for end to 'broken' tier one models
Cast Consultancy chief executive Mark Farmer has called for construction’s traditional business model to be consigned to the past if the industry is to survive and innovate.
11/21/2017 08:24 AM
As it happened: CN Summit Day One
A look back at Day One of the Construction News Summit, including keynote addresses from the CEOs of Network Rail and Heathrow.
11/21/2017 06:50 AM
Haringey's housing chief to quit council
The Labour councillor who helped spearhead plans for a £1bn regeneration in Haringey will not seek re-election after failing to secure a first-round majority from his local ward.
11/20/2017 06:50 AM
MP vows to fight CITB plans
The Conservative MP for West Norfolk has slammed the CITB’s leadership and vowed to do all in his power to block its plans to move headquarters.
11/16/2017 12:12 PM
CITB job loss details to come in January
The CITB will reveal the extent of jobs under threat as a result of its restructure in January, its chief executive has told Construction News.
11/16/2017 11:59 AM
Margin squeeze forecast for 2018 in RICS survey
Construction workloads are expected to increase over the next 12 months but margins will be squeezed, according to a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
11/15/2017 04:07 PM
CITB job losses loom in major shake-up
Job losses loom at the CITB after the training body laid out plans to streamline its operations as part of a major shake-up revealed today.
11/13/2017 06:22 PM
Mitie appoints second CFO in nine months
Mitie has appointed the former boss of Virgin Active Health Clubs as its new CFO as current incumbant Sandip Mahajan moves to become the outsourcing firm’s first chief transformation officer.
11/13/2017 12:58 PM
Van Elle founder moves to oust CEO
The founder of specialist contractor Van Elle, Michael Ellis, is attempting to regain control of the company from current chief executive Jon Fenton.
11/13/2017 11:46 AM
Obituary: Sir Brian Hill
The family of former CIOB president Sir Brian John Hill have announced that he passed away suddenly on Sunday 5 November, aged 84.
11/10/2017 11:59 AM
Output revised down as recession fears mount
The Office for National Statistics has revealed that construction output declined by 0.9 per cent in Q3 – marking a downwards revision from its initial estimate of 0.7 per cent published last month.
11/10/2017 10:32 AM
Crossrail delays drive £73m overspend for 2017
Crossrail works are running £73m over budget for 2017 due to delays at Whitechapel and Woolwich stations as well as changes to the wider project’s scope, Transport for London figures have revealed.
11/09/2017 06:50 AM
MoJ projects slammed over sustainability standards
The Ministry of Justice failed to assess the environmental performance of the majority of its construction and refurbishment projects, a National Audit Office report has revealed.
11/08/2017 11:51 AM
Crossrail boss warns government over supply chain
Crossrail chief executive Andrew Wolstenholme has warned the government that delaying decisions on infrastructure projects will mean losing vital supply chain capabilities and knowledge.
11/07/2017 12:40 PM
Lord Adonis in fresh attack over Heathrow delay
Lord Adonis has said dithering over Heathrow is “sacrificing national wellbeing” while NIC deputy chair Sir John Armitt described the UK as “a laughing stock around the world” because of the length of the delay in approving the airport expansion.
11/07/2017 12:24 PM
CITB commits to shake-up after government probe
The CITB has unveiled a series of reforms after a government-commissioned review urged wide-ranging changes to make the training body “more focused, efficient and responsive”.
11/06/2017 12:37 PM
Two-thirds of SMEs not paid within 30 days, FMB finds
Nearly a quarter of construction SMEs have had to wait more than four months for payment from clients or large contractors, according to new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
11/03/2017 06:50 AM
Interserve wins legal row over axed EfW job
A High Court judge has ruled in favour of Interserve in a dispute with Swiss contractor Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) over the cancellation of a contract on a £165m waste incinerator plant.