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Morgan Sindall wins £13m Roehampton University contract

The company will provide a variety of accommodation for 210 students by summer 2015 in the grounds of the historic Downshire House

BIM cited as the answer to hospital modernisation

Building Information Modelling (BIM) could be provide the best way to modernise Britain's hospitals in line with government patient legislation, says 3D measurement expert Severn Partnership

Morgan Sindall delivers highly sustainable school infrastructure

The contractor has delivered the new building for the Fulston Manor school, with many green and energy-saving features to create an excellent learning environment

Morgan Sindall delivers UK's first BREEAM 'Excellent' education building refurbishment

The project comprised the refurbishment of a 1960's education building into a low carbon facility including seminar and meeting spaces to support local sustainable community and industry initiatives

Modular hospitals meeting healthcare challenges

Simon Ambler, Director of Yorkon, part of the Portakabin Group, explains how off-site construction is helping healthcare providers meet the increasing pressure on services by providing highly innovative and efficient solutions to delivering world class facilities on constrained hospital sites.

Niagara health centre dubbed future of healthcare facilities

The DCL Niagara Medical Arts Centre will be one of the first projects produced through the Enbridge Savings By Design program, and North America's first proposed BREEAM-certified medical office building

Higher Education top of the class in green building

Universities are providing a lesson in responsible construction by achieving some of the highest standards in Passivhaus, BREEAM and LEED

Building more energy efficient hospitals

Newer hospitals are being constructed to take advantage of equipment to save energy and become more efficient

Smart glass will transform hospitals

Technology is set to combine aesthetics and functionality to improve patient care and hygiene

Skanska wins £165 million UK hospital contract

A hospital in the historic city of Cambridge, UK, is relocating to a medical education and treatment campus, with the contract to build the new site awarded to Swedish Skanska

Skanska lands Boston education facility

The company has signed a contract for construction of Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center for $57m

Galliford Try a main contractor for £4bn EFA Framework

Education Funding Agency Contractors Framework will design and build free schools, academies and other education facilities

Miller to deliver £200m Scottish schools programme

The hub programme is expected to deliver a pipeline of projects in the North of Scotland worth over £435 million by 2024

Skanska signs $65m Duke University campus contract

Contractor will renovate and build new 11,000 sq m campus for the college in Durham, North Carolina

Refurbishing disused buildings into free schools

A change in UK planning laws means companies can easily turn disused buildings into free schools. Jay Finley, Managing Director of building, maintenance and refurbishment company FT Finley offers expert advice on what must be considered when undertaking these operations

Watpac awarded $148m hospital contract

Group will design and construct the new multi-specialty Gold Coast Private Hospital in Southport, Queensland

Balfour Beatty wins $200m student housing project

Global firm will develop new accommodation for the Texas A&M University System, its sixth such project in the US this year as it seeks to expand its footprint in this growing sector

Morgan Sindall will build UK's first carbon neutral lab

£15.8 million Laboratory of Sustainable Chemistry is set to achieve highest levels of BREEAM and LEED certification, and reach carbon-neutral status after 25 years

John Holland in $365m hospital redevelopment

Contractor will deliver the "complex" two-stage construction and refurbishment project at the Royal Hobart Hospital in a joint venture with Fairbrother

Balfour and Gensler pair up for Mason Uni Housing

Construction group will collaborate with previous design partner to provide 295-bed residence hall to the George Mason University in Virginia

Kier to build £18m library legacy at the University of Kent

Due to open in 2015, the new library will bring a spacious working environment, with views of Canterbury

American University contract for Skanska USA

Skanska's US subsidiary awarded $78 million contract for six buildings on the university's East campus

UTC Cambridge chooses BAM for specialist education facilities

BAM Construct UK has been announced as preferred bidder for a £9 million contract to build University Technical College (UTC) Cambridge

U.S. new-home sales rise 2.1 percent in May

Construction in the United States has taken a step on the road to recovery after reports suggest new-builds are on the rise

Highway pavement decline overshadows positive ARTBA report

A report from the American Roadbuilding associated shows that despite small rises in areas such as airports and rail transit, the industry is still stagnating in large part due to poor sales in highway pavement construction

UK education sector gets healthy new addition

More improvements to Chesterfield college have been planned for 2014 after first rennovations prove resounding success

Cambridge University breaks ground on new venture

Cambridge university chancellor and vice-chancellor break the ground for first phase of £1-billion development at north west Cambridge

Increased West Bank construction fuels tensions

A hike in the number of new settlements constructed on the West Bank of Jerusalem is causing a storm in the region, but how are contractors faring?

Iran presses ahead with nuclear construction

Construction could begin on a research facility capable of producing refined plutonium, experts say

Global Glass conference draws star performers

World renowned technology and innovation performance, Global Glass Finland, is drawing industry interest having confirmed Scott Thomsen as key speaker

US Army family supports troops through new construction

New construction investment into one of America's most prestigious military schools will benefit patriots of the future, writes JoAnne Castagna

SNC- Lavallin finalises Montreal Hospital deal

One of Canada's largest engineer-contractors comments that it has succesfully finalised a contract for a new state of the art children's hospital in the hear of Montreal

Sapphire Capital injects UK industry with promise

A capital investment company in the UK is working with the government to produce further investment in UK construction projects

Leighton win 12 storey HK Hospital contract

The Asian arm of Australian construction giant Leighton has won a prestigious contract for a new Hospital in the heart of Hong Kong

Cambridge University gets £1b development approved

One of history's foremost academic institutions is beginning to plan for the future after being granted permission for a large expansion

Housing plans get an office-style shake up

Measures which will create more housing supply in the same way as offices has been lauded as 'a sensible step' by industry

Atlas donates materials to rebuild Haiti

Canadian company donates steel to aid in the rebuilding effort on the island of Haiti

California college's $10 million revamp unvieled

Mt. San Jacinto College's Menifee Campus joins the ranks of Berkley and CIT after its $10 million state of the art facility opens with thanks to CW Driver

Open Doors Scheme a hit with public

The second weekend of November saw Morgan Sindall and Lovell embrace a pioneering initiative to invite local community members to visit a number of its working construction sites across the country

Michigan marvel unveiled at last

One of the most highly anticipated University buildings in America opened yesterday to high praise from architecture and construction professionals

Construction gives youth a chance

The achievements of 20 young people were celebrated at the Young Builder of the Year Awards last week, as the industry continues to do more to help youth unemployment

Eldor Awarded $16 million Stony Brook deal

Highly rated US contractors, Eldor Construction Corporation, has been awarded a contract for work on prestigious University Stony Brooks

Manchester University to receive £1 billion upgrade

Manchester University, one of the UK's brightest academic institutions, is getting an overhaul in the form of several new building projects

US School's awarded for green energy use

The Manhasset UFSD was selected as a grant recipient from several benefactors for its continuing dedication to green energy

Leadbitter Group presses ahead with care home constructs

One of the UK's foremost contractors is continuing its trend of constructing innovative and modern homes for the ages, prompting a piqued interest from fellow contractors

£200m Swansea University Campus takes shape

Wales' second largest University is taking steps to become a world-leading research facility as it invests in new facilities in the hope of attracting a higher status

Constructing a future with yesterday's tools

Neil Rushton, Conservation Projects Manager at the CCT describes how Church conservation can give children the skills and tools to get into construction by learning traditional talents

Balfour Beatty US LEEDing school design

Balfour Beatty US's Sweetwater High School project is well underway and exceeds energy efficiency requirements by 40 percent

EDF to finance Hinkley community development

EDF Energy are to work with Somerset council to introduce community building projects in an attempt to popularise their nearby Nuclear Power station

The Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Nature Center

Building Information Modeling aids in the creation of a one-of-a-kind educational facility


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