Issue : 23 July 2009
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Contracts from the 1970s are still in fashionSubscription
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
Property sector picks up in JuneSubscription
Official figures have given more credence to claims that housing market activity experienced a lift at the start of the summer.
The annual cost of prequalification for the industry could exceed £1bn. By Rudi Klein
Caring attitude goes a long way in a recessionSubscription
Thinking about staff helps motivate them and they will perform better when the going gets tough
Working on both sides of the tracksSubscription
Tube Lines is using two unconventional approaches on its work – but it may raise eyebrows. By Mark Lewis
Time to DREAM instead of BREEAMSubscription
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
The first schemes for the Homes and Communities Agency’s £11.85 million low carbon infrastructure initiative have been announced.
Anger over asbestos decision delaySubscription
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 makes two acquisitions for £15.9mSubscription
Support services firm Connaught is driving the expansion of its health, safety and environmental division after acquiring two businesses for £15.9 million.
Worker dies on Scottish cafe jobSubscription
A labourer has been killed while carrying out work at a cafe in Scotland.