Issue : 21 May 2009
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South-west utilities provider Wessex Water will slash up to 200 staff from its workforce by the end of the year, with the majority of cuts to be made in its engineering and construction division.
Construction News has teamed up with law firm Osborn Abas Hunt to survey the industry about the operation of the new sentencing powers available to Magistrates when sentencing individuals for health and safety offences, which include imprisonment.
Interiors firm MG merges with Linear ElectricalSubscription
Liverpool-based Interiors firm MG has merged with Southampton-based electrical services firm Linear Electrical.
British Land has reported a loss of £3.9 billion for the 12 months to March 2009 after £3.2 billion of writedowns in property values.
Al-Ain to spend $1.6bn on infrastructureSubscription
Al-Ain Municipality plans to invest AED6bn ($1.6bn) in capital projects over the next two years, said Abdulla al-Ameri, director of the municipality’s internal roads and infrastructure department.
Balfour Beatty scoops £373m US workSubscription
Balfour Beatty’s American building arm won work totalling up to $560 million (£373 million).
The UAE’s National Transport Authority (NTA) has invited bids for a contract to devise a national system of regulation for the country’s transport network.
The Highways Agency is set to form a £2 billion framework to deliver the earlier schemes of the managed motorways programme.
Creditors probe Cornhill bounced chequesSubscription
Administrators of Cornhill are to investigate whether or not directors of the collapsed firm knowingly signed cheques that subsequently bounced.
Treasury faces lawsuit on national frameworkSubscription
A major fit-out contractor has launched a legal battle worth more than £11 million against Her Majesty’s Treasury, claiming it breached procurement regulations when tendering a major new nationwide framework.