Issue : 06 August 2009
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Cornish hotel plans set for debateSubscription
Proposals for a new 45 bedroom hotel and restaurant on a Cornwall landfill site will go before a planning committee on August 13.
Unions call for tougher blacklist actionSubscription
ICO serves enforcement notices on only 14 of the blacklist subscribers and draws a line under its investigation
UK contractors urged to form Chinese tie-upsSubscription
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.
Falling profit at Keller and Travis PerkinsSubscription
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.
Latest figures for construction and manufacturing output from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply have led to talk of a potential upturn surfacing.
More gloom expected from big namesSubscription
Contractors are expected to report falling profit and turnover along with reduced order books in the upcoming results season, according to industry experts.
EDF bidders could win French reactorSubscription
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.
More than 50 contractors this week received pre-qualification questionnaires for places on the £4 billion ProCure 21+ framework.
Industry faces huge race challengeSubscription
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.
UK contractors sought for work in LibyaSubscription
An official delegation from Libya has urged UK construction firms to bid for work in the Middle Eastern country.
A cheep jobSubscription
Roofing contractor BriggsAmasco has begun work on an innovative brown roof scheme at Manchester mixed-use development 1 New York Street.
Permit launched in roads crackdownSubscription
Civils contractors have reacted with scepticism to the approval of a new roadworks permit scheme in Kent, and the Government’s pledge of tougher regulation on road works.
Downloading documents ‘would take 100 days’Subscription
Lawyers for Mott MacDonald and Multiplex are locked in debate over which company documents should be disclosed for the £253 million trial, with Multiplex claiming it is impractical to hand over the “10 million or more” documents it has relating to the troubled project.
Wembley battle is “paralysing” MottSubscription
The £253 million battle over Wembley Stadium is “paralysing” Mott MacDonald, the engineering giant’s lawyers have admitted.
Industry fears further job cuts in 2009Subscription
Survey finds that CN readers are just as uncertain about the future as they were in the spring
Carillion wins £116m prison contractSubscription
Carillion has won a £116 million contract to build the new HMP Low Moss for the Scottish Prison service.
How to work collaboratively Subscription
Collaborative working has become a buzzword in the industry. It is a type of partnering that offers the opportunity for everyone in the team to get involved. By Vassos Chrysostomou
Wales & West Utilities is tendering a three-year £20 million multi-lot contract for above ground installations across its gas and heat network in Wales and South West England.
Come on EileanSubscription
SGB provided scaffolding to main contractor Morrison Construction for maintenance works at Scotland’s Eilean Donan Castle recently.