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Issue : 12 March 2009

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  • Tees railway crossings Bridge at Stockton  Cleveland

    Railway crossing tee'd upSubscription

    Picture story12 March, 2009

    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.

  • Yorkshire and Humber

    A One Plus wins MAC 12 dealSubscription

    News12 March, 2009

    The Highways Agency has appointed A One Plus as the new Managing Agent Contractor for the Yorkshire and Humber area.

  • Builders

    Wolf whistles and builders' bums replaced by noise, mess and jamsSubscription

    News12 March, 2009

    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.

  • Ceca director Rosemary Beales

    Ceca: Wrekin plight highlights Government failureSubscription

    News12 March, 2009

    Wrekin Construction’s plunge into administration highlights that the Government is failing to get banks lending again, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association has warned.

  • Nigel Jackson chief executive MPA

    New materials boss calls for less legislationSubscription

    News12 March, 2009

    The chief executive of the newly formed Mineral Products Association hopes the broad body will be better placed to lobby Government.

  • School kids

    Triple boost for school building projectsSubscription

    News12 March, 2009

    Education building projects are at the heart of efforts to rebuild the UK economy, a senior figure has pledged.

  • money notes pocket

    Earnings suffer as construction industry battles the recessionSubscription

    Analysis12 March, 2009

    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.

  • tax man scrabble

    Call for urgent payment of tax rebatesSubscription

    News12 March, 2009

    Subcontractors have called for tax refunds owed to them to be paid as soon as possible to ease cash flow problems.

  • Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler

    Big two contractors begin to open gapSubscription

    News12 March, 2009

    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.

  • housing green house

    Call for extension of sustainable homes codeSubscription

    News12 March, 2009

    The UK Green building council has called for a move towards a code for sustainable buildings to complement the standards for sustainable homes.

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