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Issue : 06 August 2009

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  • South West

    Cornish hotel plans set for debateSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    Proposals for a new 45 bedroom hotel and restaurant on a Cornwall landfill site will go before a planning committee on August 13.

  • Alan Ritchie, general secretary of construction union Ucatt, said: "While I recognise the move to issue enforcement notices on the construction companies listed, I believe straightforward prosecutions would have been a more appropriate response.

    Unions call for tougher blacklist actionSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    ICO serves enforcement notices on only 14 of the blacklist subscribers and draws a line under its investigation

  • The UK’s social housing market could benefit from closer ties with Chinese construction materials manufacturers, new CIOB president Li Shirong has said, including UK contractors making more use of Chinese manufacturing for off-site construction work.

    UK contractors urged to form Chinese tie-upsSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    The UK’s social housing market could benefit from closer ties with Chinese construction materials manufacturers, new CIOB president Li Shirong has said, including UK contractors making more use of Chinese manufacturing for off-site construction work.

  • The final wave one contract in the £55 billion Building Schools for the Future scheme is set to be awarded next week – three years and eight months after it was originally put into OJEU.

    Delayed Wave One BSF contract winner to be finally announcedSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    The final wave one contract in the £55 billion Building Schools for the Future scheme is set to be awarded next week – three years and eight months after it was originally put into OJEU.

  • Keller last week became the first contractor in the new results season to report falling profit and turnover, as well as highlighting concerns about increased competition for work.

    Falling profit at Keller and Travis PerkinsSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    Keller last week became the first contractor in the new results season to report falling profit and turnover, as well as highlighting concerns about increased competition for work.

  • Noble Francis  CPA

    Industry decline continues but at slower rate amid talk of upturnSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    Latest figures for construction and manufacturing output from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply have led to talk of a potential upturn surfacing.

  • Contractors are expected to report falling profit and turnover along with reduced order books in the upcoming results season, according to industry experts.

    More gloom expected from big namesSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    Contractors are expected to report falling profit and turnover along with reduced order books in the upcoming results season, according to industry experts.

  • Construction firms that make it through the EDF Energy procurement process will be eligible to win work on a new nuclear reactor in France, on top of the four planned new builds in the UK.

    EDF bidders could win French reactorSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    Construction firms that make it through the EDF Energy procurement process will be eligible to win work on a new nuclear reactor in France, on top of the four planned new builds in the UK.

  • Birmingham Hospital

    Contractors flock to ProCure 21+ despite questions over its valueSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    More than 50 contractors this week received pre-qualification questionnaires for places on the £4 billion ProCure 21+ framework.

  • The UK Contractors Croup has warned that that the industry faces a huge challenge trying to increase its number of ethnic minority workers during the recession

    Industry faces huge race challengeSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    The UK Contractors Croup has warned that that the industry faces a huge challenge trying to increase its number of ethnic minority workers during the recession.

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