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Conservation Hierarchy, Biodiversity Net Gain

Achieving Biodiversity Net Gain on construction projects

The Conservation Hierarchy is a new framework developed by the University of Oxford to help construction projects achieve Biodiversity Net Gain, improving infrastructure while protecting and enhancing the natural environment. Hollie Booth, Henry Grub and Professor EJ Milner-Gulland from the University of Oxford and Julia Baker from Balfour Beatty major projects explain.
Parish Reach development, kier living

Planning permission secured for new Parish Reach development

Kier Living has secured planning permission for 270 new homes in the Parish Reach development in Lisvane, Cardiff.
autonomous pickup truck, Australia

Amey to trial the world’s first autonomous pickup truck

Amey Australia’s regional autonomous trial has been unveiled which will see Amey operate the world’s first retrofitted autonomous pickup truck.
HMS Cambria, Cardiff Bay, Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall celebrates topping out at £8m HMS Cambria site

Morgan Sindall has reached the halfway stage of delivering a major head office and training facility at HMS Cambria, the lead Royal Naval Reserve Unit in Wales.
Taff Vale redevelopment, Pontypridd, JCT Design and Build Contract

JCT Case Study: Taff Vale redevelopment, Pontypridd

Due to be completed in Spring 2020, the Taff Vale redevelopment scheme is the start of a major new regeneration project for Pontypridd.
Cardiff Central Station,

UK government announces £58m to transform Cardiff Central Station

The UK government has announced up to £58m funding for upgrades to the Cardiff Central Station, which will deliver improved access and platforms for longer trains.

Further redundancies announced at contractor Jistcourt

Administrators for the Port Talbot based contractor Jistcourt have revealed that more workers have been made redundant following the company’s administration.
Green energy, Interserve, Margam

Interserve hands over Margam Green Energy Plant

Interserve and its project partner Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (Vølund), have handed over the Margam biomass energy plant to Margam Green Energy Ltd.
railway workers,

Two railway workers killed by train near Port Talbot

Two railway workers tragically died yesterday (3 July) when they were struck by a passenger train near Port Talbot, the British Transport Police has confirmed.
dragon energy island, swansea bay, modular homes,

Swansea Bay Energy Island proposes floating modular homes

New plans for a tidal lagoon and floating modular homes as part of a renewable energy development in Swansea Bay are financially viable, according to an independent report.
affordable housing development

£3.5m affordable housing development in Powys underway

A contract to build Powys County Council’s first affordable housing development for social rent in over 40 years has been awarded to a Welsh building company.

AET Flexible Space goes Down Under

AET Flexible Space discuss winning their first order from Australia, supplying underfloor air conditioning equipment for the Warilla Library.
modular building

Permanent design for temporary building at Birmingham University

Architecturally designed and built completely to spec, the new three-storey, modular building on the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus is full of unique features
training and career

Kier reveals success of training and career initiative

Kier's training and careers initiative set out to provide greater opportunities within the construction sector and to close the skills gap.
Aldous Bill

Lessons from Carillion: Reform of the use of retentions in the...

In the wake of Carillion’s collapse, a new Private Members’ Bill aims to protect retention money set aside in construction contracts. Jonathan Hyndman of law firm Rosling King discusses the need for reform
high-speed rail

High-speed rail to ‘rocket fuel’ Britain’s economy

A leading transport think tank has advised that high-speed rail connecting all of UK mainland by 2050, will put 'rocket fuel in Britain's economy' by improving productivity for thousands of commuters.
Using BIM on smaller scale projects is possible

Using BIM on smaller scale projects is possible

Dan Rossiter of BRE explains the benefits of using BIM on smaller scale projects and provides tips based on his own experience of applying BIM to manage his home


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Housebuilder Redrow announces 100 new apprenticeship places for 2017

Housebuilder Redrow announces 100 new apprenticeship places for 2017

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week housebuilder Redrow has revealed a hundred new apprenticeships for the year ahead
japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed ruling could have implications for landowners

Landowners are being urged to ensure they have plans in place to tackle Japanese knotweed after a court made a landmark ruling
Precast modular construction

Precast modular construction is changing the sector

Neil Magner and Gavin Lowe, of FP McCann outline how precast modular construction has been used to regenerate Swansea University’s New Bay Campus

Timber firm fined for safety offences

A South Wales-based firm has been fined £100,000 for safety failings at a timber framed construction site… An unexpected health and safety inspection has led...

Penalty issued over fatal excavation incident

A major contractor has been fined £2.6m after a worker was killed due to excavation failings… The death of an employee on site has led...

Steel bosses head to Brussels to demonstrate

Hundreds of workers from the UK are demonstrating in Brussels against cheap Chinese steel imports… British steel company bosses are joining thousands of steelworkers from...
Businesses must be ready for construction projects

Businesses can benefit from construction projects

CBI Wales has called for businesses to be ready to make the most of investment in major construction projects, in particular the electrification of...
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Applications open for new LHC Consultancy Services (CS1) Framework

Applications are now open for specialist construction, asset management, and energy (EPC) consultants to join LHC's new Consultancy Services (CS1) Framework, to provide consultancy services for the construction of public sector buildings and homes.