Carillion in merger talks with Balfour Beatty

Deal would create £3bn construction giant

Cost-cutting Caterpillar raises forecast

Mining slump is offset by modest recovery in construction

Brickmaker boosts UK output

Kilns relit at two mothballed plants amid housing boom

SFO launches probe into Sweett Group

Inquiry into ‘activities in United Arab Emirates and elsewhere’

Aecom to buy URS in $4bn deal

Combination will create a new leader in the industry

Construction output dips in May

Data suggest UK recovery will not be as smooth as hoped

Barratt set to double full-year profit

Expects ‘very good’ 2015 market

Congress nears deal on road funding

Stand-off could stall projects next month

Countryside taps advisers on possible IPO

Housebuilder appoints independent STJ

Holcim / Lafarge: nothing to see here

The problem is not what is to be sold, but to whom

Holcim and Lafarge outline disposal plans

Avant sale is break with past for Lloyds

Sale is expected to interest midsized private equity groups

Taylor Wimpey’s sales and output rise 10%

Housebuilder benefits from strategy of value not volume

Balfour Beatty: deconstruction

Recovery cannot come soon enough for UK construction group

Balfour Beatty shares fall after warning

Carillion in lead for Anfield expansion

Work expected to start later this year

Buyout trio weighs €5bn cement assets bid

Lafarge and Holcim plan disposals to help win merger approval

Foster + Partners to buy back 3i holding

PE firm had always intended to return minority stake

Queensland shelves Barrier Reef coal port

Falling demand halts A$10bn Dudgeon Point project

Berkeley calls for London rate rises

Builder says capital’s house market is ‘self-sustaining’

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