Issue : 06 August 2009
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Haymills "very close" to rescue dealSubscription
Troubled contractor Haymills has insisted it is “very close” to securing a deal that would save it from administration.
Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust is to set up a four year framework agreement worth up to £25 million for construction and infrastructure work throughout North and West Yorkshire.
What every HR director should do in a downturnSubscription
With many house building, commercial property development and major infrastructure projects on hold as a result of economic turbulence, human resource directors in the sector are in unfamiliar territory. By Matthew Hunnybun
Will being a union member label me as trouble?Subscription
Our experts say no – but make sure it is your decision to join
What the future holdsSubscription
The plea is to give junior management more responsibility and stick up for British industry
About half the managers in the construction industry have not yet booked any summer holiday, according to the Chartered Management Institute. By Petra Wilton
Reinforcement - what are the options?Subscription
Material savings can be made in the quantity of reinforcement for the design of normally reinforced concrete structures. By Stewart Tennant
JCB is fit for futureSubscription
In uncertain times for the plant industry, JCB’s CEO Matthew Taylor says the company is is good shape with it’s headcount matching its production
How effective is natural ventilation?Subscription
Unlike mechanical ventilation, natural ventilation does not provide a constant rate of fresh air, which can cause indoor air quality (IAQ) and temperature levels to fluctuate. By Paul Newby
Bridges form a roundabout solutionSubscription
In Shakespeare’s home county main contractor Morrison Construction is partway through a deal that will help improve traffic flow, reduce noise and boost safety at a vital highway interchange. Paul Thompson