Issue : 16 June 2011
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RICS launches new guide to speed up constructionSubscription
The costs and benefits of speeding up the construction process have been set out in new guidance from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
House prices down and set to fall furtherSubscription
House prices have dropped by 3.9 per cent over the past year and are set for further falls as sellers become more realistic about the value of their property, according to a new survey.
Balfour wins Chilean rail dealSubscription
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a three-year maintenance contract for the Metro de Santiago.
Pickles hits back on planning vacuumSubscription
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has responded to a select committee report which accused the government of creating a planning vacuum via its hasty abolition of the regional spatial strategies.
Miller Construction and subcontractor Hoistway have been ordered to pay more than £140,000 in fines and costs after safety failures led to a man suffering permanent brain damage.
Galliford Try secures £73m of workSubscription
Galliford Try has secured two contracts worth a total of £73 million.
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Wates secures £37m academies dealSubscription
Wates Construction has secured a £37 million contract to build two academis in Brent, London.
Developers launch legal action over Strand fireSubscription
The companies behind an apartment development at Marconi House on the Strand, London, have launched legal action against the hotel chain whose contractors they claim were working on the roof when a fire broke out last week.
Willmott Dixon has announced the establishment of a joint venture with Savills to develop a national portfolio of private rented housing.