Issue : 2 April 2009
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Nailing the problemSubscription
Engineers in Nottinghamshire are working directly alongside thundering traffic to complete a motorway widening project. Paul Thompson reports.
Recovery won't start until 2010Subscription
The outlook remains grim for industrial projects as the downturn continues to bite
Output slump puts pressure on input costsSubscription
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
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.
Taylor Wimpey debt deal securedSubscription
Taylor Wimpey has agreed a debt restructuring deal with its banks, securing its immediate future, Construction News understands.
Five killed by falling crane partsSubscription
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.
The UK construction economy remained firmly mired in recessionary territory in March according to the latest CIPS/Market purchasing managers index.
Construction orders for February totalled £2.1 billion, down by £100 million from January according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
VolkerFitzpatrick has scooped a contract worth nearly £11 million to refurbish a leisure centre.
College to tender job without fundingSubscription
A college in Stoke on the LSC’s college building programme has invited tenders for the work, despite not having secured funding.