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Issue : 2 April 2009

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  • M1 Widening J25 J28  roads  transport 5

    Nailing the problemSubscription

    Features7 April, 2009

    Engineers in Nottinghamshire are working directly alongside thundering traffic to complete a motorway widening project. Paul Thompson reports.

  • structure building emptywarehouse

    Recovery won't start until 2010Subscription

    Features3 April, 2009

    The outlook remains grim for industrial projects as the downturn continues to bite

  • Juliet Spackman, senior cost researcher at EC Harris

    Output slump puts pressure on input costsSubscription

    Analysis3 April, 2009

    Contractors’ input costs drop 4.9 per cent over the past three months while materials prices fall 5.6 per cent and labour rates by 3.7 per cent

  • school child working

    BSF: Next waves could be out to tender within a yearSubscription

    News3 April, 2009

    The tendering process for the first schools under the new-look waves 7 to 15 of the £55 billion Building Schools for the Future scheme could begin within 12 months, according to a senior figure.

  • Peter Redfern, Group Chief Executive, Taylor Wimpey

    Taylor Wimpey debt deal securedSubscription

    News2 April, 2009

    Taylor Wimpey has agreed a debt restructuring deal with its banks, securing its immediate future, Construction News understands.

  • demolition

    Five killed by falling crane partsSubscription

    News2 April, 2009

    Five construction workers have been killed after they were hit by falling objects from a crane at a building site in the east of China.

  • structures buildings craigmillar regeneration 05 070614

    CIPS figures show construction firmly in recessionSubscription

    News2 April, 2009

    The UK construction economy remained firmly mired in recessionary territory in March according to the latest CIPS/Market purchasing managers index.

  • graph bar going down arrow

    Government figures show further construction order fallsSubscription

    News2 April, 2009

    Construction orders for February totalled £2.1 billion, down by £100 million from January according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

  • contract signed

    VolkerFitzpatrick wins leisure centre job worth £11mSubscription

    News2 April, 2009

    VolkerFitzpatrick has scooped a contract worth nearly £11 million to refurbish a leisure centre.

  • Students  education

    College to tender job without fundingSubscription

    News2 April, 2009

    A college in Stoke on the LSC’s college building programme has invited tenders for the work, despite not having secured funding.

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