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Issue : 23 July 2009

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  • Claire Donnelly is a senior associate in the construction and engineering practice of law firm Dundas & Wilson.

    Contracts from the 1970s are still in fashionSubscription

    Features22 July, 2009

    Few trends which began in the seventies have aged well. But GC/Works/1, a contract launched in 1973, and not updated since 2000, has recently been making itself known again even after NEC3 was endorsed by OGC for use by the public sector and chosen by the UK Olympic Delivery Authority. By Claire Donnelly

  • House Prices

    Property sector picks up in JuneSubscription

    News22 July, 2009

    Official figures have given more credence to claims that housing market activity experienced a lift at the start of the summer.

  • Prof Rudi Klein Specialist Engineering Contractors Group

    Is the end in sight for the burden of pre-qualification?Subscription

    Features22 July, 2009

    The annual cost of prequalification for the industry could exceed £1bn. By Rudi Klein

  • Can Do Logo

    Caring attitude goes a long way in a recessionSubscription

    Features22 July, 2009

    Thinking about staff helps motivate them and they will perform better when the going gets tough

  • Refurbishing the ticket hall at Caledonian Road

    Working on both sides of the tracksSubscription

    Features22 July, 2009

    Tube Lines is using two unconventional approaches on its work – but it may raise eyebrows. By Mark Lewis

  • Oak Building: Concrete blocks featuring a 60 per cent recycled material content are being used to construct the partitioning walls

    Time to DREAM instead of BREEAMSubscription

    Features22 July, 2009

    A new office block under construction in North Bristol is threatening to blow the environmental credentials of similar projects out of the water. By Paul Thompson

  • housing green sustainable

    HCA unveils flagship schemes on £12m low carbon initiativeSubscription

    News22 July, 2009

    The first schemes for the Homes and Communities Agency’s £11.85 million low carbon infrastructure initiative have been announced.

  • Asbestos

    Anger over asbestos decision delaySubscription

    News22 July, 2009

    The Government has been accused of sending “mixed messages” to thousands of sufferers of an asbestos-related illness after further delay over a compensation bid.

  • connaught

    Connaught makes two acquisitions for £15.9mSubscription

    News22 July, 2009

    Support services firm Connaught is driving the expansion of its health, safety and environmental division after acquiring two businesses for £15.9 million.

  • Safety Sign on site

    Worker dies on Scottish cafe jobSubscription

    News21 July, 2009

    A labourer has been killed while carrying out work at a cafe in Scotland.