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Issue : 13 August 2009

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  • In 2008, education was one of the highest performing construction sectors and despite the growing concerns about the impact of the credit crunch, education has remained a bright spot.

    Schools investment remains a prioritySubscription

    Analysis14 August, 2009

    In 2008, education was one of the highest performing construction sectors and despite the growing concerns about the impact of the credit crunch, education has remained a bright spot.

  • Northern Ireland Maze stadium

    Public sector spend remains strongSubscription

    Analysis14 August, 2009

    Northern Ireland faced difficult conditions in 2008 starting with a rebound in recorded project starts.

  • Noble Francis is economic director of the Construction Products Association

    Opportunities in housing?Subscription

    Opinion14 August, 2009

    With the industrial and commercial sectors suffering severe falls in new build so far this year and serious concerns regarding publicly funded construction work (with government stating that capital expenditure will fall by 17 per cent per year up to 2013/14), a key issue for the industry is which sectors will be growing in the next few years. By Noble Francis

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    Housing can predict what is to comeSubscription

    Features14 August, 2009

    In our ongoing series comparing the last recession with this one, we look at the fate of the housing sector, and how it is a leading indicator

  • CN Editor Nick Edwards

    Editor's pick of the weekSubscription

    Promotion14 August, 2009

    So what a week it’s been for Haymills. First they’re on the brink of administration and now Vinci is swooping in to buy the flailing contractor in a bid to rescue the firm.

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    Concern as £360m project grinds to a haltSubscription

    News13 August, 2009

    A lack of progress in the £360 million Royal Exchange development planned for Belfast is causing consternation among city officials.

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    More than 900 Scottish construction trainees made redundantSubscription

    News13 August, 2009

    The Scottish Building Federation has revealed that more than 900 construction trainees and apprentices will have been made redundant by the end of August since the same time last year.

  • French construction giant Vinci was in advanced acquisition talks with troubled top 100 contractor Haymills as Construction News went to press this week.

    Vinci swoops on troubled HaymillsSubscription

    News13 August, 2009

    French construction giant Vinci was in advanced acquisition talks with troubled top 100 contractor Haymills as Construction News went to press this week.

  • Interserve is targeting further international expansion to build on recession-busting half-year results this week.

    Interserve looks east after posting recession-defying half-year resultsSubscription

    News13 August, 2009

    Interserve is targeting further international expansion to build on recession-busting half-year results this week.

  • Eight major construction firms and consortia are set to compete for a maximum of four spots on the Highways Agency’s £2 billion major projects framework.

    Big names compete for £2bn roads spotSubscription

    News13 August, 2009

    Eight major construction firms and consortia are set to compete for a maximum of four spots on the Highways Agency’s £2 billion major projects framework.

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