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AU$615m contract win for Kentz Corp at Ichthys project

The contract was awarded by JKC Australia, and includes Electrical and Instrumentation construction packages for the 8.4m tonnes per annum project

Construction safety training goes 3D

Gaming technology is transferring to construction training to tackle still excessive injury and fatality figures in the industry through an engaging and realistic platform

EU project examines how to put value on green features in buildings

The project was launched to analyse how energy performance and other green features of buildings can be better integrated into the property valuation process

How to recruit the best construction talent

In an industry short on skills, recruitment is a competitive process. Rival firms will be vying for the best talent, so it is crucial to make the most of all available methods in the modern world to find them first

Production in construction up 1.3 percent in Euro area in January

According to statistics released this week by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, construction production rose 1.3 across the EU

Sustainability: How construction can help meet the legislative requirements

In the coming years, new laws will give contractors more responsibility in the battle against climate change

UK construction industry reacts to Budget 2014

Figures in the UK construction industry have welcomed some of the measures as set out by the Chancellor yesterday, with hope for growth in home building and extra funding for apprenticeships

Taylor Wimpey and CITB tackle diversity challenges

The British housebuilder is joining forces with the Construction Industry Training Board in an attempt to encourage diversity of race and background in the industry

How to successfully switch to the cloud

With more than 30 percent of service-centric companies set to move their ERP systems by 2018, the importance of choosing a reputable IT services provider cannot be overstated

Top construction tweets of the weekend

In no particular order, here are the posts that caught our eye on Twitter over the weekend (and morning)

A healthy industry

March's issue of Construction Digital Magazine is now live

The pros and cons of subcontracting

There are a number of reasons why companies choose to outsource work, and the practice comes with both positive and negative effects

Sustainable construction: Who really cares?

Despite the construction industry's avowed commitment to sustainability, it must appeal to the bottom-line as well as the green conscience

Notts firm backs National Apprenticeship Week

Local UK construction company Robert Woodhead promoted the benefits of working in the industry to young people last week

In-depth: Hands-on approach drives efficiency for research facility

Aurecon Group devised a fully integrated solution to deliver a world class and energy efficient environment for the foremost scientists

Fencing must be secure and attractive

The ideal fence serves its purpose as a first line of defence against would-be intruders while looking aesthetically pleasing and sympathetic to its surrounding environment

How can you reap the benefits of cloud computing?

Tweet @constructiond or email joel.levy@wdmgroup.com, to have your questions passed on to a Cloud specialist

UK workforce needs another 150,000 by 2050

Research from a construction specialist recruiter has showed that a population of 74.5m in 2050 will require a construction workforce of 1.02m to support the demands of the country

Skills shortage coming Down Under

Australia and New Zealand both require more migrant construction workers to satisfy demand as the sector recovers alongside their economies

FMB report: what SMEs need to know

Discover how the UK Federation of Master Builders are planning to improve the process of completing pre-qualification questionnaires for SMEs

Gas and oil wages raise US construction costs

February 2014 became the 25th consecutive monthly rise in overall North American construction costs, as the price of wages linked to the continuing demand for shale gas and tight upturned sharply

What's your new subbie not telling you?

Wes Simmons, Managing Director at EQUE2, explains how you must audit every subcontractor, or risk the quality of your work and your business's profitability

UK firms partner on North East's largest development project

Leading independent concrete producer Hope pairs up with Miller Construcion to supply 20,000 cubic metres of concrete to a Newcastle redevelopment

Four New York projects for Tutor Perini

The company's subsidiary, WDF Inc, has booked works in the city, collectively worth more than $145 million

The top 10 states for LEED building

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED in 2013, with Illinois leading the way

Masters of Demolition

Neil Richardson, Business Development Manager at Demolitions Experts, Masterton UK, explains how the company has expanded its skills and services to effectively complete challenging projects in several sectors

Technology making sites safer and more secure

The adoption of CCTV and electronic security systems is helping protect construction sites from crime and their workers from danger

The pitfalls of construction variations management

With variations in unit costs and last-minute amendments by clients a part of almost every project, it is essential to plan ahead, ensuring that the job remains well-managed and profitable

Workers' comp costs building for smaller firms

Compensation for workers is a legal necessity, but its rising cost is putting a strain on the personal budgets of smaller construction companies, making it essential to be proactive in providing a safe atmosphere and preventing insurance fraud

February's Construction Digital magazine is live

Demolitions, site security, rail infrastructure projects and green building in higher education are all on the agenda this month

First Lady hails veterans jobs pledge

Michelle Obama praised the construction industry's commitment to hire more than 100,000 veterans by early 2019 at the National Symposium on Veterans Employment in Construction in Washington DC

Heat pump tariffs providing valuable income stream

If installed correctly, users can not only benefit from increased tariff payments but also the reduction in heating costs afforded by the pumps as they become a more viable alternative to biomass

Constructing the right career

A recovering and growing industry provides a variety of opportunities for skilled workers as well as college graduates

FOI requests reveal extent of construction site thefts

Freedom of Information requests sent to 27 police forces around the UK have revealed more than 6,000 separate instances of thieves gaining entry to sites and taking tools, materials and plant equipment in one year

How 'meaningless mumph' does a bidder harm

Bid strategist Jordan Kelly offers some sound advice on eliminating the frivolous business jargon and talking to your potential partner in language that favours substance over style

UK contract values rocket 67 percent in 12 months

Barbour ABI's Economic & Construction Market Review says the value of construction projects in Britain rose considrably in December 2013 driven by strong gains in infrastructure and home building

Constructing savings on the job

Construction firms are going green and saving it too by recovering materials from construction and demolition

Educating your workers in safety

With construction industry workers more prone to many kinds of injuries than any other profession, it is vital to take the preventative measure of educating your workers on proper safety and to create processes and procedures

Ten questions for your construction company

Thinking of hiring a contractor for remodeling or commercial building construction? Find the right team with these questions

Lend Lease calls for ABCC reinstatement

The company has called for the reinstatement of the Australian Building and Construction Commission in the wake of allegations of widespread corruption in the country's building industry

New lender targets construction sector

With banks rejecting up to £143.5 million of loan/overdraft applications from construction businesses last year, Fleximize aims to counter the problem with an innovative and flexible source of financing

Reed's December index at 1.48

Reed's Expansion Index shows expanding construction potential in 41 states plus the District of Columbia.

Construction career vs. college education

US construction spending hit its highest level for four years in October, and construction jobs are predicted to be the fastest growing up to 2020, with a skills shortage making it an attractive and potentially lucrative career choice

The world's best-engineered buildings

Jenny Ann Beswick describes how some of the world's greatest feats of engineering have been accomplished by women, whose innovation is inspiring a new generation into the the industry, and stands alongside that of their male counterparts

Construction firms lack mobile-friendly websites

Digital marketing solutions and website provider hibu has published research and an industry league table highlighting the UK sectors that are winning the fight for mobile customers, with construction needing to do more

Wates to build V&A Museum Exhibition Road Project

The contractor will redevelop London's Victoria and Albert with a new underground gallery, courtyard and entrance as part of the Museum's 'FuturePlan'

The most shocking construction tax fraud cases

Construction firms will always fall foul of the tax authorities, until they get their records straight.

Building the best Facebook page for your business

Tips on using the social network effectively to increase your visibility and spread the word about the quality you can offer to clients

Fluor and JGC win EPC contract for Kitimat LNG project

The project includes completion of the existing FEED package by finalising value-improving concepts for the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas facility in British Columbia

CPA forecasts stronger construction rebound

The latest forecast from the Construction Products Association anticipates a rise of 3.4 percent in UK construction output this year, followed by 5.2 percent in 2015, driven by private house building and commercial activity

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