Issue : 15 January 2009
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Innovating in a recessionSubscription
In a downturn just focusing on efficiency, cost-cutting, sales and customer service and chopping all 'peripheral' expenditures is not enough. By Paul Sloane
The Federation of Master Builders has that the construction industry could see 90,000 people made redundant in the first half of 2009.
Ceca slams Mandelson SME finance schemeSubscription
The Civil Engineering Contractors Association has said the Government’s scheme to enable banks to restore lending to businesses is too complicated and will take two months to have an impact.
Ringway acquires airside contractorSubscription
Ringway has acquired the specialist airside civil engineering contracting company BAR-W Airports.
New work down by 19pc in DecemberSubscription
The flow of new construction projects was at a two-year low in December, down 19 per cent on a year ago, according to the January Glenigan Index.
‘Terrible’ time if Government does not spendSubscription
The Construction Products Association does not believe the construction industry will recover until the second half of 2011.
Midas wins Portland Olympic jobSubscription
Midas Construction has been awarded the first phase of the contract for the mixed use development at Osprey Quay in Portland which will be used for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The CBI Construction Council is urging the Government to counter the withdrawal of trade credit insurance.
Health & Safety: Doing fine or doing time?Subscription
'…[The] changes [to the health and safety legislation] will ensure that sentences can now be more easily set at a level to deter businesses that do not take their health and safety management responsibilities seriously…'
Four local contractors have submitted bids for a SR1bn ($237m) tower project planned by the local Al-Yabes Real Estate Company in Riyadh.