Issue : 17 September 2009
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Entries invited for housing awardsSubscription
The Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland is inviting entries for its award celebrating achievements in making a difference to communities and homes.
Belfast £50m hotel to regenerate citySubscription
A 26-storey hotel with 144 serviced apartments and a striking glass façade will be built in a rundown area of Belfast if developers gain permission.
OFT INQUIRY: THE FINESSubscription
The Office of Fair Trading has fined 103 construction companies investigated in its cover pricing inquiry a total of £129.5 million.
Mini excavators from Bobcat Subscription
New 1 to 2 tonne excavators offer digging depth of up to 2301 mm
Editor's pick of the weekSubscription
Balfour Beatty is set to buy Parsons Brinckerhoff for £380 million the firm announced today. If successful Balfour Beatty will become the UK’s first £10 billion-turnover contractor.
Manitou reports £83.5 million loss Subscription
A first-half loss of £83.5 million has been announced by France-based construction equipment manufacturer Manitou.
Terex may abandon European marketSubscription
Construction equipment manufacturer Terex may abandon its European remit altogether according to a downbeat assessment by chief executive Ronald DeFeo.
American Embassy plans approvedSubscription
The new US Embassy has been granted outline planning permission by Wandsworth council.
Welsh town improvements boost jobsSubscription
Pioneering low-carbon work in Wales looks set to increase the number of construction jobs as a large-scale initiative gets under way.
Decision expected on power station strike actionSubscription
Further talks will be held today over the long-running dispute between unions and the Britain’s power station contractors, with a decision expected as to whether a deal can be struck to avert nationwide strikes.