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Issue : 24 September 2009

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    More than £4bn of work to cover fines Subscription

    News24 September, 2009

    Contractors fined £129.5 million by the Office of Fair Trading have reacted angrily to the punishment which they need to secure more than £4 billion of work to earn back.

  • Law hammer

    OFT fines “could be just the start”Subscription

    News24 September, 2009

    Contractors have been warned that the £130 million in fines handed down by the Office of Fair Trading could be “just the start” for implicated firms, as fears rise about potential blacklisting and damages claims from angry clients.

  • BEMA full

    BEMA shortlist announcedSubscription

    Promotion24 September, 2009

    The Built Environment Marketing Awards shortlist has been revealed.

  • Saints_Stadium_CGI.jpg

    Six battle for St Helens stadium contractSubscription

    News24 September, 2009

    Six unnamed contractors have been shortlisted to build St Helens rugby league club’s 17,980-capacity stadium.

  • Chairman professor Peter Hibberd claimed that PBAs were still greatly underused by construction firms, despite continued calls for improved payment methods since the Latham Report in 1994.

    Project bank accounts consultation launchedSubscription

    News24 September, 2009

    The Joint Contracts Tribunal has launched a consultation aimed at increasing the use of project bank accounts and improving prompt payment practices across the industry.

  • The £380 million takeover of US consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff will allow Balfour Beatty to get involved with projects at a much earlier stage, according to an industry analyst.

    Balfour Beatty expands its empire with £380m Parsons acquisitionSubscription

    News24 September, 2009

    The £380 million takeover of US consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff will allow Balfour Beatty to get involved with projects at a much earlier stage, according to an industry analyst.

  • Bourne Steel has been supplying and erecting more than 2,000 tonnes of steelwork for the construction of the UK’s largest waste facility.

    Waste not want notSubscription

    Picture story24 September, 2009

    Bourne Steel has been supplying and erecting more than 2,000 tonnes of steelwork for the construction of the UK’s largest waste facility.

  • The Scottish government is under increasing pressure to guarantee the future of major infrastructure projects after scrapping plans for a £400 million Glasgow Airport Rail Link.

    Contractors seek assurances after £400m Glasgow rail job scrappedSubscription

    News24 September, 2009

    The Scottish government is under increasing pressure to guarantee the future of major infrastructure projects after scrapping plans for a £400 million Glasgow Airport Rail Link.

  • More than 10 firms are vying for a spot on a four-year Midlands roads framework worth up to £300 million

    Scramble for Midlands work worth £300mSubscription

    News24 September, 2009

    More than 10 firms are vying for a spot on a four-year Midlands roads framework worth up to £300 million

  • Business secretary Peter Mandelson last week announced plans to create the Construction Innovation and Growth Team to assess the strengths of UK construction industry in a low-carbon economy.

    Contractors positive about low carbon reviewSubscription

    News24 September, 2009

    The imminent review of the impact construction has on the UK economy will give contractors “a very important opportunity” to air their views to Government, the UK Contractors Group has said.

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