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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.

  • Bob Heathfield, chairman, SECBE

    UK contractors sought for work in LibyaSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    An official delegation from Libya has urged UK construction firms to bid for work in the Middle Eastern country.

  • manchester

    A cheep jobSubscription

    Picture story6 August, 2009

    Roofing contractor BriggsAmasco has begun work on an innovative brown roof scheme at Manchester mixed-use development 1 New York Street.

  • 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.

    Permit launched in roads crackdownSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    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.

  • 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 tro

    Downloading documents ‘would take 100 days’Subscription

    News6 August, 2009

    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.

  • The £253 million battle over Wembley Stadium is “paralysing” Mott MacDonald, the engineering giant’s lawyers have admitted.

    Wembley battle is “paralysing” MottSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    The £253 million battle over Wembley Stadium is “paralysing” Mott MacDonald, the engineering giant’s lawyers have admitted.

  • Survey finds that CN readers are just as uncertain about the future as they were in the spring

    Industry fears further job cuts in 2009Subscription

    News6 August, 2009

    Survey finds that CN readers are just as uncertain about the future as they were in the spring

  • prison

    Carillion wins £116m prison contractSubscription

    News6 August, 2009

    Carillion has won a £116 million contract to build the new HMP Low Moss for the Scottish Prison service.

  • Vassos Chrysostomou is a visiting fellow at Manchester Business School and director of Evolution-IP,

    How to work collaboratively Subscription

    Features5 August, 2009

    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.

    Wales & West Utilities tenders £20m installation contractSubscription

    News5 August, 2009

    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.

  • SGB provided scaffolding to main contractor Morrison Construction for maintenance works at Scotland’s Eilean Donan Castle recently.

    Come on EileanSubscription

    Picture story5 August, 2009

    SGB provided scaffolding to main contractor Morrison Construction for maintenance works at Scotland’s Eilean Donan Castle recently.

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