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Issue : 06 August 2009

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  • Troubled contractor Haymills has insisted it is “very close” to securing a deal that would save it from administration.

    Haymills "very close" to rescue dealSubscription

    News5 August, 2009

    Troubled contractor Haymills has insisted it is “very close” to securing a deal that would save it from administration.

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    Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust to set up £25m frameworkSubscription

    News5 August, 2009

    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.

  • Matthew Hunnybun is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers

    What every HR director should do in a downturnSubscription

    Opinion5 August, 2009

    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

  • Vaughan Burnand, chairman of Constructing Excellence

    Will being a union member label me as trouble?Subscription

    Opinion5 August, 2009

    Our experts say no – but make sure it is your decision to join

  • The plea is to give junior management more responsibility and stick up for British industry

    What the future holdsSubscription

    Features5 August, 2009

    The plea is to give junior management more responsibility and stick up for British industry

  • Petra Wilton is director of policy and research at the Chartered Management Institute

    Industry managers reluctant to get away this summerSubscription

    Opinion5 August, 2009

    About half the managers in the construction industry have not yet booked any summer holiday, according to the Chartered Management Institute. By Petra Wilton

  • Material savings can be made in the quantity of reinforcement for the design of normally reinforced concrete structures

    Reinforcement - what are the options?Subscription

    Opinion5 August, 2009

    Material savings can be made in the quantity of reinforcement for the design of normally reinforced concrete structures. By Stewart Tennant

  • Matthew Taylor  JCB  Plant

    JCB is fit for futureSubscription

    Features5 August, 2009

    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

  • 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.

    How effective is natural ventilation?Subscription

    Opinion5 August, 2009

    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

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    Bridges form a roundabout solutionSubscription

    Features5 August, 2009

    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

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