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.
The Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu has issued a tender for the construction of the first phase of the men's campus at Yanbu University College.
London £6m CommercialSubscription
Biggar £8m IndustrialSubscription
Lochgelly £80m IndustrialSubscription
Geoff Hoon reveals UK road and rail plansSubscription
Transport secretary Geoff Hoon has outlined radical plans to widen extensive parts of the UK’s motorway network as well as forming a new company to consider the case for high speed rail.
Nottingham £20m EducationSubscription
Network Rail has invited five firms to tender for its project delivery partner role to oversee works for Crossrail and Reading.
Preston £9m CommercialSubscription
Southend-On-Sea £60m Residential & CommercialSubscription
Bristol £13m CommercialSubscription
Stourport-On-Severn £2m CommercialSubscription
Wakefield £15m CommercialSubscription
Construction shares continued to fall today as the FTSE 100 fell to its lowest level in over a month.
Washington £29m CommercialSubscription
Ipswich £15.1m Residential & CommercialSubscription
Experts question impact of new laws on safetySubscription
New health and safety laws come into effect on Friday, with some legal experts questioning exactly how big an impact they will have on curbing deaths and injury in the construction sector.
Caldicot £4.5m CommercialSubscription
Berkshire hospital trust splits £200m PFI dealSubscription
A Berkshire hospital trust has divided a former £200 million PFI hospital scheme into £180 million of smaller projects to be built over 10 years
Laing O’Rourke and Balfour Beatty have been appointed as main contractors for part of a £160 million major development project at Coventry University.
Shortlist unveiled for £1bn waste facilitiesSubscription
A shortlist has been revealed for a £1 billion project to construct three new waste facilities in Northern Ireland.
House builders are set for a gloomy 2009, making more cutbacks and focusing on selling existing housing stock, analysts have warned.
New construction orders fall 27pcSubscription
New construction orders fell by 27 per cent in the three months to November compared with the same period in 2007.
Network Rail has asked five firms to tender for its project delivery partner role to manage £3 billion of work on the Crossrail programme.
ODA’s £4bn construction boost for smaller firmsSubscription
The Olympic Delivery Authority is set to let £4 billion-worth of construction work over the next 18 months, boosting work for small and medium-sized businesses across the UK.
Alex Salmond defends Forth road bridge dealSubscription
The new multi-billion pound Forth Road Bridge has dominated parliamentary debate in Scotland for the new year, with First Minister Alex Salmond insisting that his Government can build the replacement crossing on time and within budget.
The Brown Government has given the green light for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
Barratt finance director Mark Pain to step downSubscription
Barratt today announced that group finance director Mark Pain has decided to step down from the board.
Consultancy warns that companies will have to cut their prices by 3 per cent for the next two years to win work.
Aggreko wins Barack Obama inauguration workSubscription
Aggreko has won a contract to supply temporary power and temperature control equipment for the inauguration of Barack Obama as US president.
Barratt backs HomeBuy direct with 3,000 homesSubscription
Barratt is offering 3,000 new homes to a new Government scheme offering homesbuyers the chance to buy for 70 per cent of the purchase price.
Barratt today revealed it has reduced its debt by £230 million, but has warned it will need to make further writedowns to its landbank.
Village funding will not be finalised until 2010Subscription
Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has admitted that funding for the Olympic Village will not be finalised until 2010.
Welsh Assembly sue Morgan Est for £6.6mSubscription
Morgan Est is being sued by the Welsh Assembly for more than £6.6 million over problems with work carried out on the A5 a decade ago.
Eon and RWE team up for nuclear buildsSubscription
RWE and Eon have announced the creation of a joint venture to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK.
London £6.2m CommercialSubscription
Turriff £5m IndustrialSubscription
Inverurie £16.7m ResidentialSubscription
Ashby-De-La-Zouch £3.7m CommercialSubscription
Bolton £30.6m EducationSubscription
Winchester £60m EducationSubscription