Today’s Top Industry News! 

There have been some big new stories in the construction industry today. However, in our opinion, these are the top 5 most important news stories of today (02/02/2017). We hope you enjoy, and don’t forget to share! ?


1. “Balfour Beatty secures £150 million contract for landmark London tower The Madison

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded a £150 million contract by LBS Properties to deliver the main construction works of The Madison Tower in Canary Wharf, London… (See full article

 


2. “Supply chains under pressure as growth softens”

The January 2017 survey of construction purchasers indicates a sluggish start to the new year, with industry growth slowing a little. January data revealed business activity and incoming new work both expanding at weaker rates than at the end of 2016… (See full article

 

 


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3. “Construction card fraudster jailed following CITB investigation” 

A Luton man has been jailed for 18 months and recommended for deportation for illegally working in the UK and falsely obtaining construction skills certification cards, following a CITB investigation… 
(See full article)

 


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4. “Vinci bags £27m Bath Uni resi scheme”

The University of Bath has picked Vinci Construction to design and build student accommodation at its main campus on the edge of the city. The proposed Polden Court scheme is located to the west of the campus, and will offer 293 ensuite bedrooms in 37 flats across two buildings… (see full article)

 


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5. “Scottish construction firms ‘more optimistic’ “

Scottish construction firms are more optimistic about the year ahead than they were in the autumn, according to a new survey. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) found expectations of growth strengthened in the last quarter, following a dip after the Brexit vote… 
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see full article)

 


All images used in this article have been sourced from their original article.
Credit: http://www.balfourbeatty.com/, http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/,http://www.citb.co.uk/, http://www.constructionenquirer.com/ and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news.

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