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The Launch Of a Construction Technology Accelerator Programme

Colmore Tang Construction is linking up with Virgin StartUp to launch a construction technology accelerator programme The Birmingham-based contractor has created the £10m ConstrucTech innovation fund for new companies who can improve construction’s productivity, sustainability and skills issues. Andy Robinson, Group CEO of Colmore Tang, said: “The debate around technology in construction needs to move […]

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford who has spearheaded the company's development of its first ever electric digger.

JCB launches electric mini digger

JCB is claiming an industry breakthrough after developing its first ever excavator that runs entirely on electricity. The firm said it had produced the battery powered digger to meet customer demands for a zero emissions machine that can work indoors, underground and close to people in urban areas. The 1.9 tonne electric mini excavator can […]

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New Health & Safety Passport Launched by Highways England

Highways England has launched a new Health and Safety Passport scheme for 50,000 workers across its supply chain. Workers will carry a personalised smart card proving their “competency, qualification and fitness to work across Highways England’s construction workforce.” Operations Regional Director at Highways England, Simon Jones said: “We hope that within 12 months all the […]