Taking stock of new housing construction in the UK

29 Feb 2016 Construction Intelligence Center

The analysts at Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center report on the current state of the UK housing market, and what's to come.

Powering the powerhouse

23 Feb 2016

One critically important, but perhaps under discussed, area of the Northern Powerhouse is energy. In particular, where will it be generated, what technologies will be used now and in the future and how will it be decarbonised? And most importantly, h ...

An education in construction

22 Feb 2016

There’s no doubt that for the idea of the Northern Powerhouse to become a reality we need better infrastructure in the North, and we need it fast. But how do we build the schools, houses, hospitals, rail stations and other buildings we need across th ...

Reaping the rewards of building a collaborative future

15 Feb 2016

When the Highways Agency announced its Collaborative Delivery Framework in November 2014, it emphasised collaboration among all partners as the key ingredient in the successful delivery of the £24 billion investment to transform England’s major road ...

The outlook for 2016

06 Jan 2016 Construction Intelligence Center

The analysts at Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center look forward to what the construction industry across the world can expect in 2016.

The world's largest road tunnel

28 Dec 2015 WCN Editorial Team

The UK is contemplating the pros and cons of constructing the world’s longest road tunnel. Not yet named, it would be an improvement of the A628 connection between Sheffield and Manchester, located in the Peak District, a hilly National Park in the N ...

Schedule integrity: The key to successful project management

01 Dec 2015

Big engineering and construction capital projects demand the use of sophisticated project management techniques as the basis for project planning and scheduling. Shane Forth, project management office director at Costain, shares his experiences.

Middle Eastern promise: prioritising safety

30 Oct 2015

Given its ongoing investment in major infrastructure projects, it’s no surprise that health and safety remains a focus for contractors working throughout the Arabian Peninsula. And now governments across the region are looking for new and better ways ...

Company Spotlight


Projects overseen by the company include bridges, spanning roads, valleys and water; planning and constructing commercial and industrial zones; conveyance and storage systems for the water industry; roads; urban development and regeneration; architec ...

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