Issue : 09 July 2009
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Going for best cost or best valueSubscription
In these tough times, when everyone is under pressure to cut prices, companies must either be the cheapest or best value.
Success can be ensured from past lessonsSubscription
Crossrail must have clear and achievable goals and be informed by commercial and engineering factors alone. By Tom Pemberton and Peter Sheridan
Change managed in a timely mannerSubscription
Adoption of the New Engineering Contract Third Edition (NEC3) on Crossrail means situations will arise over an employer risk item or where the project manager will issue instructions to change the scope of the works. By Charles Wilsoncroft
Breaking the ground at CrossrailSubscription
London’s £15.9bn Crossrail project hits the ground running with piling for the new Canary Wharf station. By Ruby Kitching
Special H&S prosecutors appointedSubscription
Health and safety issues in Scotland are to be handled by specialist prosecutors, according to solicitor general Frank Mulholland.
NI £20m boost for social housingSubscription
Social housing projects in Northern Ireland are getting a £20 million boost from Stormont funds in an attempt to support the construction industry.
Barratt and Redrow report rise in salesSubscription
The housing market has shown more signs of stabilising after building giants Barratt Developments and Redrow reported increased sales and a steadying of prices.
Some 70,000 construction workers in South Africa could strike for a second day today in a pay dispute between unions and contractors on the stadiums for the 2010 World Cup.
Barratt Developments has reported a £370 million reduction in debt and full year completions in line with expectations.
UKTI: Cash in on EU’s £10bn plansSubscription
UK contractors have been told to target more than £10 billion worth of European building works scheduled to commence under fiscal stimulus packages in neighbouring countries.