Public Sector

New prisons to create thousands of construction jobs

The four prisons would be located in Yorkshire; Wigan; Kent and Port Talbot.

Consultation on adoption of BIM on Irish public works projects begins

The position paper sets out the reasons and advantages for using BIM.

Prime Minister signs £1.3Bn Swansea Bay City Region deal

The project is expected to create 10,000 new jobs over the next 15 years.

Balfour Beatty back in profit

The company posted a profit of £8M following pre-tax loss of almost £200M for 2015.

Are we getting the best out of off-site manufacturing?

We discuss the advantages of off-site construction with Mott MacDonald's Chief Technical Officer.

Reaction to ONS construction industry output figures for January

The Vinden Partnership says infrastructure and housing sectors should continue to see sustained growth.

Infrastructure sector continues to see growth

Infrastructure was the best performing sector in January according to the latest figures from ONS.

Chancellor delivers first Budget as Brexit looms

The Chancellor delivered his first budget promising a platform of stability for Brexit negotiations.

Reaction to Markit/CIPS UK construction PMI for February

The Vinden Partnership expects the housebuilding sector to perform strongly over the coming months.

Why are most construction projects significantly exceeding their budgets?

Problems include a lack of solid foundation with a well-written job specification and budget.