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Issue : October 1994

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  • 27Oct94 UK: STENA IN £3M SPEND - CONTRACT FOR HALL AND TAWSE.Subscription

    News27 October, 1994

    Stena Offshore, the Aberdeen-based offshore engineering and construction company is to spend more than £3 million in a major expansion of its Westhill headquarters.Hall and Tawse has been awarded a £1.6 million design and build contract to develop the new complex. CONSTRUCTION NEWS

  • 27Oct94 UK: SEVEN DEVELOP SPACES BRIDGE - MAUNSELL TO LEAD GROUP.Subscription

    News27 October, 1994

    Details of a consortium created to develop a new composite bridge system for Britain's motorways have been revealed.Maunsell, the consulting engineer whose award-winning Advanced Composite Construction System (ACCS) was used to build the world's first all-plastic footbridge at Aberfeldy, Tayside, will lead the group of seven firms in the development and marketing of the system.Called SPACES, the bridge system uses the ACCS to enclose a low-weight steel space frame supporting a lightweight ...

  • 27Oct94 UK: EDITORIAL - LESSONS FROM THE RUBBLE - HEATHROW TUNNEL COLLAPSE.Subscription

    News27 October, 1994

    The collapse of the Heathrow Express tunnel last weekend was not a tragedy. The early warning systems worked, construction workers were evacuated, no one was killed or injured.But it easily could have been a tragedy. And a series of key questions now have to be answered - not only to satisfy engineers and contractors but to reassure nervous clients and the general public.Other projects using the New Austrian Tunnelling Method have suffered collapses recently. So is the technique safe? ...

  • 27Oct94 UK: PLANT HIRE - CREATE A JOB, GET A REBATE - BARCLAYS.Subscription

    News27 October, 1994

    Companies which use leasing and hire purchase schemes to buy plant and equipment can claim rebates if their purchase leads to the creation of jobs.The Barclays Employment Creation Loan Support Scheme, backed by the European Investment Bank, is targeted at firms employing fewer than 500 people and with fixed assets of less than £60 million.For 'projects' over five years costing more than £20,000, firms can apply for a rebate of around £2,300 for each job created. The money ...

  • 27Oct94 UK: PLANT HIRE - SURGE IN CREDIT DEALS.Subscription

    News27 October, 1994

  • 27Oct94 UK: PLANT HIRE - THE CLIENT.Subscription

    News27 October, 1994

    Vaughan Williams, plant manager at muckshifter Webfell of Normanton 'What I've found with the Buckleys is that they're reliable. They tend to look after their machines and, as operatives, they're very good - over and above the average.'They get on with the job and don't moan - they're not greedy like some of the big plant hirers. The area they come from is up in the hills so they're not bothered about working long hours. All in all, we get a good package deal out of them.'We do a lot ...

  • 27Oct94 UK: PLANT HIRE - THE OPERATOR.Subscription

    News27 October, 1994

  • 27Oct94 UK: PLANT HIRE - THE CLIENT.Subscription

    News27 October, 1994

    Keith Collins, resources co-ordinator, Lincway Construction - DLO roads contractor for Lincolnshire County Council 'We hire everything in - even the operators. It was too costly for us owning our own equipment.'We've got hundreds of hire firms on our books - not just local companies but big national names. We prefer local hirers - I'd reckon we put out 75-80 per cent of our work to them. It cuts down distance and travel costs.'From next April we will have to face 100 per cent competitive ...

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