Issue : 14 May 2009
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Construction Leaders Forum: Politicians don't understand fiscal importance of constructionSubscription
Politicians are failing to understand the contribution the construction industry could make to the health and recovery of the economy as a whole, was a strong consensus view from the forum.
Construction Leaders Forum on extent of downturn and anger at government
Government to fund Athletes Village developmentSubscription
The government is to fund the construction of the 2012 Athletes Village, developers Lend Lease have said.
SIG to cut further jobs as sales dropSubscription
Insulation and roofing group SIG has said that it will cut further jobs in the UK and mainland Europe to reduce costs in the face of tough trading conditions.
M25 deal "set to close on 20 May"Subscription
The M25 widening scheme is set to close on 20 May, Construction News’ sister magazine Infrastructure Journal has this morning reported.
Rotherham-based construction firm The Horbury Group has secured new contracts at universities in Leeds, York and Birmingham worth £8.5 million.
SGB Project Services has supplied a complex scaffold structure to the underside of the Jubilee Bridge at Inverbervie, near Montrose in Scotland, enabling contractors to carry out vital repairs.
Winning construction work: RailSubscription
Rail looks to have escaped the credit crunch, with Network Rail spending £34 billion in the next five years
Doing business in rail: Bidding for workSubscription
Contractors interested in taking up work in the rail sector will need to qualify for the supply chain through Achilles’ Link-Up questionnaire.
Doing business in rail: Smaller suppliersSubscription
The size of the projects undertaken by clients like Network Rail can seem daunting to smaller firms, but don’t despair, there is a way to get involved.