Costain appoints new transportation MD
Costain has snapped up Jonathan Willcock, former MD of Skanska UK’s Infrastructure Division, to become the managing director of its transportation division.
Buckingham jobs go, despite Kier rail rescue
Kier has agreed to acquire the rail business of the collapsed Buckingham Group but administrators have been unable to save the rest of the construction business and nearly 450 people have been made redundant.
Brookes crosses the water to Tilbury Douglas
Tilbury Douglas has appointed Catherine Brookes as highways sector director for its infrastructure business.
'Agile operator' Balfour hopes to cash in on growth
Balfour Beatty has said it anticipates strong growth in key markets, including transport infrastructure and services.
Common pre-qualification standard 'to cut duplication'
A new industry-wide system is ‘set to transform’ the pre-qualification process within the construction industry, its backers have said.
Winners named on Highways England's £4.5bn smart motorways programme
Highways England has named three contractor partners to deliver the future smart motorway programme worth up to £4.5bn.
NEC outlines contractual guidance
The construction industry’s leading procurement contract suite, NEC, has issued guidance for navigating its contracts during the coronavirus.
Construction sector given guidance on contractual relief
The Cabinet Office has released construction-specific guidance on recent procurement policies, which outlined how clients can support the supply chain during the coronavirus crisis.
Stalling car market 'threatens environment goals'
New car registrations fell for the third consecutive year in 2019, with a major drop in the number of new diesel cars but a rise in electric vehicle sales.
Fisher lands Amey job as Milner departs
Amey has appointed Amanda Fisher as acting CEO after showing the door to incumbent Andy Milner.
Flat profits, but strong order book growth for Balfour Beatty
Construction giant Balfour Beatty is heading for flat profits growth but has expanded its order book, according to a trading update.
Amey sale hit by delays
The sale of Amey is taking longer than expected, its parent company has admitted.
Costain marches ahead with Marsh appointment
Costain has appointed former army officer Nathan Marsh as its first ever chief digital officer and a member of its executive board.
Kier loses £245m despite highways wins
Kier Group has announced losses of £245m following what its chief executive conceded was a ‘difficult’ year.
Keyline and Rudridge announce integration
Former competitors in the specialist civils products market, Keyline and Rudridge, have announced a commercial 'integration'.
Galliford Try to cut 350 jobs and focus on roads
Galliford Try is set to axe 350 jobs as it seeks to 'refocus on key strengths in markets including building, water and highways'.
Apprenticeship Levy should be 'retained locally'
The Apprenticeship Levy should be retained locally as part of moves to support 'local productivity deals' between councils and key businesses, a leading think tank has suggested.
Kier announces new chief executive
Kier Group plc has announced the appointment of Andrew Davies as its chief executive from 15 April 2019.
'Seismic shift' drives a new, quite special Traffex
Traffex19 at the NEC in Birmingham is all about the future: of mobility and the road space; of the way transport is funded and operated; and of the people who will lead those changes.
Construction moots post-Brexit plan as skills gap ‘keeps bosses awake’
The UK construction industry has called for an agreement with government on how to maintain access to migrant workers to give the sector ‘the breathing space to adapt’ post Brexit.