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28Oct93 UK: GO JAPANESE TO SAVE £1BN, CLAIM SPARKS.

By Margo Cole.More than £1 billion could be slashed from the annual cost of building in Britain if UK electrical contractors adopted Japanese working practices and regulations.A study published this week claims that Britain's electrical installation work, worth about £3.5 billion a year, could be done 40 per cent cheaper.The Electrical Contractors Association sponsored a fact-finding mission to Japan. It found savings of 30 per cent on labour and 25 per cent on materials could ...

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