Construction News http://www.construction.co.uk NIC Appoints Sir John Armitt As New Chair http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239910/nic-appoints-sir-john-armitt-as-new-chair http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239910/nic-appoints-sir-john-armitt-as-new-chair The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has appointed Sir John Armitt as its new Chair. He will replace Lord Adonis, who resigned from the position at the end of last year. Having served as a C Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Keepmoat To Deliver Thousands Of New Herefordshire Homes http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239912/keepmoat-to-deliver-thousands-of-new-herefordshire-homes http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239912/keepmoat-to-deliver-thousands-of-new-herefordshire-homes Keepmoat is set to deliver thousands of new homes in Herefordshire over the next 10 years. The company will enter into an overarching agreement with the local authority to deliver a wide range of hou Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Former Carillion Staff %apos;Should Consider Career In Building Materials Industry%apos; http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239872/former-carillion-staff-should-consider-career-in-building-materials-industry http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239872/former-carillion-staff-should-consider-career-in-building-materials-industry The Builders Merchant Federation (BMF) has called on all staff and apprentices affected by the collapse of Carillion to consider a career in the building materials industry. Earlier this week, the in Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Morgan Sindall To Deliver £1.4m Teaching Facility At Torquay Academy http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239883/morgan-sindall-to-deliver-1-4m-teaching-facility-at-torquay-academy http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239883/morgan-sindall-to-deliver-1-4m-teaching-facility-at-torquay-academy Morgan Sindall has been selected to deliver a new £1.4 million teaching facility at Torquay Academy in Devon. The three-storey building forms part of the second phase of development works at the Acad Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT US Tax Reform To Boost Balfour Beatty%apos;s 2017 Profits http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239909/us-tax-reform-to-boost-balfour-beatty-s-2017-profits http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239909/us-tax-reform-to-boost-balfour-beatty-s-2017-profits US President Donald Trump%apos;s reform on business tax is set to boost Balfour Beatty 2017 profits. The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which contains significant tax reform measures, is estimated Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Ardent Secures £120m Refinance Deal http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239907/ardent-secures-120m-refinance-deal http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239907/ardent-secures-120m-refinance-deal Ardent Hire Solutions has secured a £120 million refinance deal with HSBC in partnership with ABN AMRO. The asset-based lending facility, which will support the heavy plant hire specialist during its Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Company Prosecuted For Exposing Workers To Asbestos Fibres http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239877/company-prosecuted-for-exposing-workers-to-asbestos-fibres http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239877/company-prosecuted-for-exposing-workers-to-asbestos-fibres A company has been prosecuted after 13 employees and contractors were exposed to asbestos fibres during work at a natural gas storage facility near Atwick, East Yorkshire. SSE Hornsea Ltd, of Inveral Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Housing Developers To Be Responsible For Noise Issues Near Music Venues http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239901/housing-developers-to-be-responsible-for-noise-issues-near-music-venues http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239901/housing-developers-to-be-responsible-for-noise-issues-near-music-venues New plans have been unveiled to make developers responsible for addressing noise issues when building new homes near music venues. The %apos;Agent of Change%apos; principle means developers will be responsible Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Council Publishes List Of Brownfield Sites In Stockport http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239875/council-publishes-list-of-brownfield-sites-in-stockport http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239875/council-publishes-list-of-brownfield-sites-in-stockport Stockport Council has unveiled a list of brownfield sites in the town as part of its efforts to expand the amount of land available for new housing. The brownfield register, which sets out what land Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Synthetic Turf Management%apos;s Gym Project Promoting Fitness in North Yorkshire http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239856/synthetic-turf-management-s-gym-project-promoting-fitness-in-north-yorkshire http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/239856/synthetic-turf-management-s-gym-project-promoting-fitness-in-north-yorkshire The new fitness product of 2018 has got off to a flying start. Artificial grass designers and installers Synthetic Turf Management (STM) have completed another of their artificial turf sled tracks thi Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT