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Industry Recognises High Achievers at Awards Night Tue, Nov 29th, 2016, 9:24 am

The Plant & Civil Engineer magazine ‘Plant, Construction & Quarry Awards 2016’ saw some notable winners on an unforgettable night […]



£35million Magherafelt bypass opens ahead of schedule Fri, Oct 28th, 2016, 3:17 pm

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has officially opened the A31 Magherafelt bypass representing an investment of £35million, following its completion several […]


Major Water Pipeline Scoops Top Prize at Construction Excellence Awards Tue, Oct 25th, 2016, 4:29 pm

NI Water’s contractor Lagan Construction Group recently scooped a prestigious CEF – Construction Excellence award, in recognition of their work […]


HSENI reports fall in workplace deaths last year Tue, Oct 25th, 2016, 4:24 pm

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland’s latest Annual Report shows that the number of workplace deaths fell considerably […]

Jobs Blow As Caterpillar Restructures NI Operations Thu, Sep 1st, 2016, 3:30 pm

Caterpillar have confirmed that up to 250 jobs could be lost in Northern Ireland over the next two years as […]

Whitemountain secure £40m Northern Ireland Term Contract Wed, Aug 31st, 2016, 4:00 pm

Whitemountain, part of the Lagan Group, have secured a three year £40m highway maintenance contract in Northern Ireland for TransportNI. […]

Irish Construction Employment Growth Leads the Way Fri, May 27th, 2016, 1:16 pm

Employment in the Irish construction sector rebounded rapidly in the first quarter of this year, showing an increase of 9,500 […]

Sudden Death of Marketing Manager Manitou Ltd UK Wed, May 25th, 2016, 2:29 pm

Paul Bidwell, Marketing Manager of Manitou UK Ltd, has died suddenly at the age of 58. Paul was a well-loved […]

Northern Ireland showcases world-class excellence at Hillhead 2016 Fri, May 6th, 2016, 1:11 pm

Northern Ireland has its largest representation ever this year at Hillhead which takes place from 28–30 June 2016 at Tarmac’s […]

CPA Forecasts Slowdown in Construction Growth as Risks Continue to Rise Mon, Apr 18th, 2016, 9:14 am

The Construction Products Association forecasts 3.0% growth in construction output during 2016 and 3.6% in 2017, a downward revision from […]

Northern Ireland Highways & Transportation Sector Celebrates International Women’s Day Tue, Mar 1st, 2016, 3:36 pm

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Northern Ireland is hosting an exciting […]

Northern Ireland Construction Industry set for growth over next five years Tue, Feb 2nd, 2016, 3:51 pm

Construction output in Northern Ireland is predicted to have an annual average growth of 3% over the next five years, […]

Construction to start on A6 scheme this year Mon, Jan 11th, 2016, 2:42 pm

Work on the Moneynick section of the A6 is expected to start later this year, Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen has […]


HSENI reports fall in workplace deaths last year Tue, Oct 25th, 2016, 4:24 pm

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland’s latest Annual Report shows that the number of workplace deaths fell considerably […]

Jobs Blow As Caterpillar Restructures NI Operations Thu, Sep 1st, 2016, 3:30 pm

Caterpillar have confirmed that up to 250 jobs could be lost in Northern Ireland over the next two years as […]

Whitemountain secure £40m Northern Ireland Term Contract Wed, Aug 31st, 2016, 4:00 pm

Whitemountain, part of the Lagan Group, have secured a three year £40m highway maintenance contract in Northern Ireland for TransportNI. […]

Irish Construction Employment Growth Leads the Way Fri, May 27th, 2016, 1:16 pm

Employment in the Irish construction sector rebounded rapidly in the first quarter of this year, showing an increase of 9,500 […]

Sudden Death of Marketing Manager Manitou Ltd UK Wed, May 25th, 2016, 2:29 pm

Paul Bidwell, Marketing Manager of Manitou UK Ltd, has died suddenly at the age of 58. Paul was a well-loved […]

Northern Ireland showcases world-class excellence at Hillhead 2016 Fri, May 6th, 2016, 1:11 pm

Northern Ireland has its largest representation ever this year at Hillhead which takes place from 28–30 June 2016 at Tarmac’s […]

CPA Forecasts Slowdown in Construction Growth as Risks Continue to Rise Mon, Apr 18th, 2016, 9:14 am

The Construction Products Association forecasts 3.0% growth in construction output during 2016 and 3.6% in 2017, a downward revision from […]

Northern Ireland Highways & Transportation Sector Celebrates International Women’s Day Tue, Mar 1st, 2016, 3:36 pm

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Northern Ireland is hosting an exciting […]

Northern Ireland Construction Industry set for growth over next five years Tue, Feb 2nd, 2016, 3:51 pm

Construction output in Northern Ireland is predicted to have an annual average growth of 3% over the next five years, […]

Construction to start on A6 scheme this year Mon, Jan 11th, 2016, 2:42 pm

Work on the Moneynick section of the A6 is expected to start later this year, Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen has […]

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Gordon Best, Regional Director, QPANITrying to build momentum

From the desk of: Gordon Best, Regional Director, QPANI With one election behind us and another one to look forward too, […]

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The Department for Transport has published two public consultations on HGV Periodic Testing and Inspections and Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing […]

HAE - Hire Association EuropeHAE: 40 Years Stronger Together

Established in 1974, HAE, along with its sister company, Event Hire Association (EHA), is a highly regarded trade association specialising […]

HAE - Hire Association EuropeLeading HAE member takes the chair at Northern Ireland construction group

The Construction Industry Group of Northern Ireland have appointed a new Chairman. Stephen Kane, Managing Director of Ridgeway and representing […]

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The new ‘Requirements for Tower Cranes alongside Railways Controlled by Network Rail’ has been prepared to provide clarity about oversailing […]

Gordon Best, Regional Director, QPANIGood & Bad News for New Year

From the Desk of Gordon Best, Regional Director, QPANI The pre-Christmas Stormont House agreement has given some hope that some […]

CPA-ThumbnailPlant Hire Conference Review

It may have been some time since the CPA last held an industry-wide conference, but the substantial list of attendees […]

HAE - Hire Association EuropeHire Awards of Excellence 2015 moves to a spectacular new venue

Don’t miss the 2015 Hire Awards of Excellence on Saturday 18th April 2015 and hosted for the very first time […]

Gordon Best, Regional Director, QPANIGrowing Uncertainty Creating Fear

From the Desk of Gordon Best, Regional Director, QPANI The growing uncertainty over Government Finance in Northern Ireland is not […]

Gordon Best, Regional Director, QPANIMajor Step Forward on Aggregates Levy

From the Desk of Gordon Best, Regional Director, QPANI In the final paragraph of my article in the June edition […]

QPANI LogoQPANI lobby on latest Monitoring Round

QPANI lobby on latest Monitoring Round  QPANI has been lobbying intensely to highlight its concerns over the much delayed June […]

Gordon Best, Regional Director, QPANILess talk more action needed

From the Desk of Gordon Best, Regional Director, QPANI The Finance Minister’s comments during Assembly questions recently committing himself to  […]

QPANI LogoCommitment to Quicker Delivery of Construction Projects Welcomed

The Quarry Products Association of Northern Ireland have welcomed the Finance Minister’s commitment to speed up the delivery of major […]