Tag: construction

Half of construction workers don’t carry DIY jobs in their own home

A new study has revealed that just under half of construction workers don’t carry out DIY jobs around their own home, despite the nature of their jobs. ‘Cannot find the time’ and ‘lack of confidence within different construction sectors’ emerged

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Construction industry confidence reaches ‘scorching hot’ heights

Construction sector output growth continued to rebound in June from its pre-election hiatus. The monthly survey of construction purchasing managers indicates another strong showing from the industry, with business confidence strengthening to its highest level for more than 10 years.

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Safety report highlights dangers of knocking down walls

The latest Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety (Cross) update highlights the dangers of knocking down walls in terraced housing. Confidential reports that are submitted to Cross are de-identified before being reviewed by a panel of experts. The panel then makes

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Aberdeen council backs revised plans for new £333m exhibition centre

Aberdeen City Council has approved outline plans for construction of a £333m exhibition centre. The new Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) is being developed by Henry Boot Developments in partnership with the city council. It will be twice the

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Construction to grow in 2015

Construction output is forecast to increase 5.3% in 2015 and 17.8% by 2018 according to the latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association, but growth is expected to slow in the medium-term due to election uncertainty and capacity constraints. Key

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