Issue : 05 November 2009
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Former chief construction inspector Stephen Williams has described the effects of asbestos-related diseases as “a hell of a burden on society”, and said he hopes the safety regulator’s new awareness campaign will help drive down risks for workers handling the deadly substance.
Taylor Wimpey has reached its 2009 sales target and is now focused on building its 2010 order book.
Morgan Sindall confirms £400m Hull BSF winSubscription
Morgan Sindall today confirmed that it has been appointed preferred bidder by Hull City Council for its £400 million Building Schools for the Future programme.
Barratt has sold 92.3 per cent of its new shares created for the house builder’s £720 million rights issue, the firm announced today.
The consortium responsible for a £186 million scheme to improve Belfast’s Westlink motorway could have to carry out major repairs to the road if it is found that the drainage system cannot take the contractual design requirement of a “one-in-100-year” flood.
The construction industry contracted for the 20th month running, the latest monthly index from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply has revealed.
Three 17.4 tonne generators positioned into basement cellar
Big expectations for Hitachi mini excavatorsSubscription
Two new models are equipped with three-cylinder engines
The Highways Agency has said that it will see more competition for its Managing Agent Contractor schemes following criticism from the National Audit Office.
The number of construction clients creating lists of suppliers for forthcoming tenders increased by 15 per cent during the three months to September, figures from pre-qualification register Constructionline reveal.