The Independent: George Osborne hires Labour peer Lord Adonis to help drive major infrastructure projects

The move will help speed up the construction of major road, rail, air, housing and energy projects


The Washington Post: 'You won't want to look down': China's terrifying 600 foot high, glass-bottom bridge

Six-hundred feet above Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, China's new glass-bottomed suspension bridge creaked and swayed in the wind as tourists made their way across, very slowly, some clinging to the guardrail or to one another, others crawling on all fours.


Construction Enquirer: McCarthy & Stone to spend £2.5bn over next four years

McCarthy & Stone has upped its investment plans by £500m to £2.5bn over the next four years. The increase comes as the retirement homes specialist saw pre-tax profit rise to £88.4m in the year to August 31 2015 from £63.2m as turnover grew to £485.7m from £387.8m.

Read more... Cement and steel industries need 'urgent' introduction of CCS technologies

Europe's energy-intensive industries such as cement and steel are in 'urgent need' of innovative carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology if they are to reach EU-wide emission targets by 2050, a new report has found.


Construction Enquirer: Plans for £72m East Lothian community hospital

Final proposals have been submitted to build a £72m community hospital built in East Lothian. The planning submission to East Lothian Council sets out detail of the plan to build on the existing Roodlands site in Haddington, with construction hoped to start in late 2016.


Construction Index: MPs to investigate house-building quality

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment intends to examine the potential for improving every aspect of the product handed over to new home-owners. The committee, which is guided by the Construction Industry Council, is concerned that the push for a massive increase in new housing supply could lead to a deterioration in quality.