Issue : 09 July 2009
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Final recommendations also urge safety benchmarks in pre-qualification schemes be standardised.
Public spending in construction is going to fall and fall sharply. By Noble Francis
Public sector beats private projectsSubscription
Health and infrastructure schemes lead the way but offices and private homes struggle
Struggling retail looks to supermarketsSubscription
Sainsbury’s is still expanding after raising cash via a share placing
Understanding the rule of abatementSubscription
The rule of abatement has been the subject of reported case law dating back to around 1832. By Greg Brownlee
Glasgow-based Barr Construction has won a £58 million contract to build the Basketball Arena for the 2012 Olympics.
Deaths inquiry report: Rita's RecommendationsSubscription
Below are the recommendations as published in the final report into the construction deaths inquiry, One Death Too Many - released this morning.
Much-anticipated inquiry report also calls for increased HSE resources in the capital, all construction workers to become union members and an extension of building regulations to include safety provisions.
Turkey’s TAV, the Middle East’s most active airport builder says that civil aviation authorities should use more build operate transfer (BOT) contracts to develop the $50bn airport projects planned in the region.
Punj Lloyd wins Libyan housing contractsSubscription
Libya’s Housing & Infrastructure Board has awarded India’s Punj Lloyd three contracts worth a total of $392m.