Issue : 05 November 2009
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Non-housing public works were the only area of construction in which workloads did not fall in the third quarter, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said today, describing the sector as “an important crutch” for the industry.
UK cities pledge emission cutsSubscription
Britain’s biggest cities have pledged to cut their green house gas emissions over the next two years, beginning by making buildings more energy efficient.
Galliford Try is pressing ahead with plans to deliver significant growth in its housebuilding business over the next three years after raising £119 million through its rights issue and adding 800 units to its land bank since the start it its financial year.
Construction Parliamentary Update - 6 Nov 2009Subscription
A round up of all the construction news from Westminster this week brought to you by the Madano Partnership.
Do you care for the good name of your company?Subscription
This week’s Construction Products Association’s third quarter trade survey found that 86 per cent of heavyside manufacturers reported significant falls in trade, with three quarters of lightside manufacturers also reporting falls.
New 12/150 compressor from DoosanSubscription
New model is firm’s largest single axle portable compressor
Liebherr wheeled loader worth its saltSubscription
Cobra Middlesbrough has been operating Liebherr wheeled loaders at its rock salt processing facilities in North Road for a number of years and these highly specialised materials handlers are fully equipped and protected for what is an extremely corrosive working environment.
A bricklayer believed to have been killed in a car crash shocked mourners by turning up at his own funeral alive, according to reports from the BBC.
Shadow housing minister Grant Shapps today declared the Conservatives will be a “pro-development Government” if they are elected next summer.
Contractor sought for £80m Chelsea redvelopmentSubscription
Kensington Housing Trust is seeking a contractor to carry out an £80 million redevelopment of the Wornington Green Estate in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Late paying councils revealedSubscription
Some councils are failing to pay any of their suppliers within 10 days, a major study has revealed.
New Bristol City FC stadium closer to approvalSubscription
Bristol City Football Club is a step closer to the construction of a new stadium after the local council last night agreed a “minded to approve” decision.
Brookfield wins £500m Glasgow hospital contractSubscription
Brookfield Europe is understood to have beaten Balfour Beatty and Laing O’Rourke to the £500 million contract to rebuild Glasgow Southern General Hospital.
London £2.7m commercialSubscription
London £3m commercialSubscription
Dalkeith £2.4m infrastructureSubscription
Edinborough £1.3bn educationSubscription
Loughborough £4.3m commercialSubscription
Wellingborough £22m infrastructureSubscription
Manchester £29.8m commercialSubscription