Issue : 9 April 2009
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Low carbon building refurbishment makes business sense today VideoSubscription
In moving to a low carbon economy the role of buildings is absolutely crucial.
ABS wins £1.5m M&E jobSubscription
Mechanical and electrical contractor ABS London has scooped a £1.5 million project to refurbish an office development in partnership with Collins Construction in Fenchurch Street, London.
Crossrail names early works frameworkSubscription
Crossrail has named its Enabling Works Framework, which will see the chosen firms bidding for early works packages on the £16 billion Crossrail project.
Travis Perkins appoints non-executive directorSubscription
Travis Perkins has appointed Philip Jansen as a non-executive director on 9 April 2009.
Costain has been awarded a £397 million contract by Viridor Laing to design and build municipal waste treatment infrastructure as part of the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority’s PFI Waste and Recycling Contract.
Industry faces largest contraction on recordSubscription
Construction is set for its biggest ever falls in output with the industry shrinking by 15.4 per cent by the end of 2010, according to the Construction Products Association.
Up to 50 contractors are fighting for a place on what could become a public sector ‘super framework’, Construction News understands.
Six escalators were lifted into place at the £100 million Cube project in Birmingham last week. Northern Installations fitted the escalators made and supplied by Otis, who are also providing the buildings lifts, in all four of its retail levels.
Raynsford calls for colleges cautionSubscription
Former construction minister Nick Raynsford has warned the Government against giving secondary school delivery body Partnerships for Schools responsibility for the ailing college building programme.
Keller arm chases council for £4mSubscription
Makers UK, an insolvent arm of top 20 contractor Keller, is chasing more than £4 million from London’s Camden council in a bitter battle over a failed social housing contract.