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Crane driver gets birds eye view of college progress

Vicky Harvey, one of only a handful of female crane drivers in the UK, has started work on Kier’s university technical college (UTC) site in Newhaven, Sussex. Vicky works for

Regulation Changes

New CDM requirements to bring extra duties to smaller contractors

Commenting on the release of draft guidance on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, Paul Reeve, ECA Director of Business Services, says, “There are some significant additions to the

BIM

What is BIM

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the creation of a building in the virtual world. By generating 3D models of buildings that do not exist, it allows us to understand the complexities surrounding the project and

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9 in 10 business owners in Kent ‘confident’ about economic prospects

Budget 2015: Nearly nine in 10 business owners in Kent ‘confident’ about economic prospects ahead of George Osborne’s pre-general election budget. Workers and savers will await details of expected wage

Kent Developments

Thanet District Council exchanges contracts with Cardy Construction

Thanet District Council has exchanged contracts with Cardy Construction to develop former Pleasurama site on Royal Sands. The derelict Pleasurama site on Ramsgate seafront is set for development after more

Kent Developments

Ashford College gets go ahead after getting funding of £16m

A long-awaited scheme to build a new home for a Kent college looks set to become a reality after it received full-funding for the £16 million project. Ashford College’s new

Constructing Excellence News

Construct IT Spring Event: 23rd April 2015, UCL

Construct IT For Business is an industry-led non-profit making collaborative membership-based network whose aim is to improve industry performance through the innovative application of IT and act as a catalyst

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Dover Western Heights Tunnels ‘arsenic-coated’ blocks stolen

A health warning has been issued after 1,000 wooden blocks which may be coated with arsenic were stolen from a Kent tourist attraction. The timber flooring blocks were taken from

Planning

Kent firms wanted for £386m of projects

Medway Council is looking for contractors and consultants to work on £386m of planned schemes across Kent. Local construction companies are being invited to meet with decision-makers from the council

Construction Opportunities

Thames Tideway Tunnel project hunts for construction workers in Kent

Thames Tideway Tunnel project hunts for engineers and construction workers in Kent to build London’s sewer system A project to upgrade London’s sewer system is searching for the next generation