Issue : 10 September 2009
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Insurance hike fears over legal time limitsSubscription
The Government is planning an overhaul of the time allowed for clients to sue contractors, which could leave companies facing greatly extended and “overly onerous” liability periods.
College contractor margins squeezedSubscription
Contractors were forced to reduce their profit margins to help the Learning and Skills Council rescue 12 stalled college schemes, it has emerged.
Two compete for £180m Oldham BSFSubscription
Balfour Beatty and Equity Solutions BSF – which includes Galliford Try as main contractor – are understood to be competing for Oldham’s £180 million Building Schools for the Future contract.
Welcome to the CN100 2009Subscription
This time last year the construction industry was staring down the barrel of a gun.
CN100: Calm before the economic stormSubscription
In the midst of one of the worst recessions the construction industry has seen, the numbers look confusing.
Editor's pick of the week - CN100 publishedSubscription
This week Construction News has published its annual Top100 contractor listing by turnover for 2009. And what a year it’s been.
ISG looks East as London falls awaySubscription
Interior Services Group is targeting growth in Eastern Europe, as its work in the London fit-out market drops below half of its total turnover for the first time ever.
The industry has two weeks left to nominate candidates for the Government’s new chief construction adviser role – amid rumours a candidate may already have been chosen.
Only two bidders remain in the running for a development partner contract to regenerate the South Acton housing estate in West London.
Bone Steel set to lay off 40 workersSubscription
Scottish steel contractor Bone Steel has put more than 80 of its factory workers on consultation as it faces a severe drop off in demand.
Eight vie for Birmingham campus jobSubscription
At least eight contractors are thought to be in the running for a £100 million contract to build the first phase of Birmingham City University’s new campus.
Renewed calls have been made for contractors to clamp down on bribery and anti-competitive behaviour after a small Gloucester company faced court last week on corruption charges.
Recycling and waste management company Sita UK has launched legal action against the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority after it missed out on securing the contract for the £3.8 billion Greater Manchester Waste PFI, Europe’s largest waste contract.
London £3.7m residentialSubscription
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Stirling £1.4m commercialSubscription
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Leicester £17m educationSubscription
Wigan £25m educationSubscription