Issue : 23 July 2009
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Plans for a new 155-bed hotel and office building at West Quay in Southampton by Development Securities have been given the green-light.
Telehandlers: know the risksSubscription
How much of a potential hazard are these jacks of all trades?
Achieving a flexible, motivated workforce which can adapt to a changing market is essential for a successful business. By Andrew Edge
Leaders must find relevant ways of communicatingSubscription
One thing is never missing in effective leadership and that is good communication skills. By Saul Townsend
Building supplier in expansion planSubscription
The owner of building trade supplier Howden Joinery has revealed that a “resilient” performance in the first half of 2009 could mean that expansion plans are back on track this year.
Planning approval has been granted for a 300,000 sq ft mixed used development in the heart of London.
The latest international cost commentary report from Rider Levett Bucknall concludes that European construction markets remain depressed with some stabilisation evident in the UK although at significantly recessed levels.
Be prepared for discrimination inquirySubscription
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is carrying out an inquiry into the construction industry, concentrating on race discrimination. By Clare Chappell
Construction needs new image to hire best peopleSubscription
The industry’s young leaders urge their bosses to look harder for new recruits
The EU public procurement challengeSubscription
Love them or hate them, you cannot avoid the EU public procurement rules. By Jon Olson-Welsh