Issue : 26 February 2009
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Building material giants Saint-Gobain and Lafarge have each launched £1.3 billion rights issues to help them battle the worsening economic crisis.
Bam wins £66m York Uni contractSubscription
Bam Construction has won a £66 million deal to deliver new buildings for the University of York.
Skegness £500m IndustrialSubscription
Northampton £22.8m CommercialSubscription
Ministers have pledged that all construction firms involved in the Building Schools for the Future programme will be required to take on apprentices.
Carillion wins £145m Canadian hospital jobSubscription
Carillion has won a contract to build and finance a £145 million expansion of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario.
Redundancy talks at Lafarge cement worksSubscription
All but four staff at a Lafarge cement works will lose their jobs as the firm looks to cease production at the site.
Digga acquires loader company KangaSubscription
Australian machinery firm Digga has acquired mini and compact loader company Kanga.
Cut the powerSubscription
Ten things to cut in the recession, before you cut your marketing - no 5. By Ross Sturley
Waterman Group has reported a 12 per cent increase in turnover after recent redundancies helped the firm to a £9 million annual saving.