Balfour Beatty aims to eliminate vibrating toolsSubscription
Balfour Beatty wants to eliminate methods that lead to workplace injuries such as hand arm vibration syndrome (HVAS), its head of health and safety has said.
HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston has told the CN Summit his organisation is “in talks” with contractors to reduce costs and keep the project within its £55.7bn budget.
The Scottish transport secretary has held “positive” talks with Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try to resolve contract issues over the delayed Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), including the release of further payment.
Representatives from the joint venture behind the troubled Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route are to be called to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament, CN understands.
Galliford Try has written off a further £20m in costs related to delays completing the £745m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
Balfour Beatty: Features and analysis
The monthly top 50 contractors league passed the £4bn mark for only the second time this year as Sir Robert McAlpine scooped a first win in 17 months.
Mace took a narrow victory in September’s contractor league as the combined value of wins settled down after a rocky few months.
Highways England’s national resurfacing deal gave Tarmac victory in the monthly league and produced a distorted August top 50 for the second year running.
There’s one thing subcontractors and journalists have very much in common: we’re both on the lookout for tell-tale signs of trouble among main contractors.
The value of the top 50 contract wins table hit its lowest point for nearly two years in July as Kier notched up yet another league triumph.
Our industry has a voracious appetite for skilled workers.
When Royal Mail shareholders cast their votes on directors’ pay last week, the results will have sent shivers through boardrooms across the country.
Corporate pay packets are being scrutinised like never before. CN analysed the accounts of the biggest listed construction firms to reveal who earns the most among the top bosses.
Activity across the top 50 contractor league once again held relatively steady in June as Multiplex claimed the summit for the first time since January last year.
The troubled £745m Aberdeen bypass has been hit by repeated delays and the loss of Carillion. Lurking beneath these problems, CN has now seen reports and heard allegations of shocking safety standards that have prompted calls for a government investigation.
British Land is leading a £4bn transformation of Canada Water. Project mastermind Roger Madelin takes CN around a site that is catching the eye of industry heavyweights.
The value of the contract top 50 recovered in April after a miserable March – driven in part by a dominant display from Kier.
Top-50 contract wins were down month on month and year on year in March as Balfour pipped Kier to the league summit.
Construction officially has the worst gender pay gap of any UK industry. Binyamin Ali examines the figures for the 10 biggest contractors and looks at what needs to be done.
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Welsh slate exterior, Danish brickwork and wallpaper from France, the completed Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice will be a grand design befitting its royal name.
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