Issue : 12 March 2009
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Railway crossing tee'd upSubscription
One of Network Rail’s largest new railway crossings, the £4.5 million Tees Bridge at Stockton, Cleveland, was handed over this week by design and build contractor Carillion Civil Engineering.
A One Plus wins MAC 12 dealSubscription
The Highways Agency has appointed A One Plus as the new Managing Agent Contractor for the Yorkshire and Humber area.
The public no longer thinks of the construction industry in terms of wolf whistles and builders’ bums, according to research. Instead people see an industry that causes traffic delays, obstructions and mess.
Wrekin Construction’s plunge into administration highlights that the Government is failing to get banks lending again, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association has warned.
New materials boss calls for less legislationSubscription
The chief executive of the newly formed Mineral Products Association hopes the broad body will be better placed to lobby Government.
Triple boost for school building projectsSubscription
Education building projects are at the heart of efforts to rebuild the UK economy, a senior figure has pledged.
Most Construction News readers expect to make a lot less money this year, and are worried and uncertain about the future, according to a poll of more than 1,000 construction workers from all levels of the industry.
Call for urgent payment of tax rebatesSubscription
Subcontractors have called for tax refunds owed to them to be paid as soon as possible to ease cash flow problems.
Big two contractors begin to open gapSubscription
Top two contractors Carillion and Balfour Beatty are opening up a gap on the rest of the construction industry after revealing bumper results last week.
Call for extension of sustainable homes codeSubscription
The UK Green building council has called for a move towards a code for sustainable buildings to complement the standards for sustainable homes.