Latest Roads News and contracts
Lagan Construction Group’s JV partner on all of its Highways England work, John Sisk & Sons, has said it is prepared to go it alone on future roads schemes and is looking to take on a number of Lagan’s highways staff.
Balfour Beatty has sold an additional 5 per cent stake in its M25 operations business Connect Plus for £42m.
Lagan Construction announced today that four of its major contracting businesses were in administration, putting 200 jobs at risk.
The vast majority of Carillion staff working on the £550m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route job have been transferred to its JV partners Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try.
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has called on the government to speed up progress on a number of major projects as “a matter of urgency”.
Features and analysis
Carillion never admitted what the problem projects were that led to its £845m writedown in July, which began the public chain of events the led to its collapse.
Seismic changes in conditions are hitting roads hard, which makes developing materials to combat climate change more important than ever, says FM Conway’s David Smith
Confidence in UK infrastructure and particularly roads remains high, and the government’s recent backing of the £7bn Oxford to Cambridge Expressway in the Autumn Budget is testament to that.
A carbon portal is helping Highways England build more sustainable roads
The potential for technology to transform the infrastructure sector is a double-edged sword.
With major investment programmes both under way and planned, the next 12 months hold challenges but also great promise for the highways sector.
Tesla last night unveiled its new fully electric truck, dubbed the Tesla Semi.
The winners of the Construction Investing in Talent Awards 2017 have been revealed during a glittering ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Our 10 finalists have all demonstrated the value in delivering strong learning and development programmes – both for individual employees and the wider business.
These six finalists all stood out for their exceptional commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all of their employees.
Projects are the lifeblood of the construction industry and this shortlist highlights five of the best for those who delivered them.
With a skills crisis looming, successful outreach initiatives are more important than ever to attract new talent – as our seven finalists have demonstrated.
Transport for London has released interim direct vision star ratings for Euro VI heavy goods vehicles as part of the development of its Direct Vision Standard (DVS), an initiative designed to categorise HGVs based on the level of a driver’s direct vision from the cab.
Spanish giant claims to be the world’s first global carbon-neutral construction company. So what did it take?
Andy Milner speaks exclusively to CN about the pain of job cuts and what really happened at its highways division.
Winner: Carillion Highways
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