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Features list 2005

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January 27 Urban Regeneration To coincide with John Prescott's Delivering Sustainable Communities summit, Construction News will be tackling the biggest issues in the regeneration sector, asking where policy is working, where more work needs to be done, and who the key players are in the sector.

February 3 Small Plant and Tool Hire Hirers of small plant and tools are enjoying good activity thanks to the continued growth of buildings and civils work. But customers and legislators are demanding more productive, user-friendly and efficient equipment. Construction News reports on the advances in technology in this dynamic sector.

February 17 Health & Safety With the Government pledging to introduce a Corporate Killing Bill to Parliament, safety is being forced to the top of the agenda of every boardroom. Construction News examines the biggest barriers to safer working and reports on the initiatives and best practice being carried out on construction sites today.

February 24 Commercial Vehicles Vans and trucks are the backbone of the construction industry, but the demands of rising fuel prices, legislation and insurance costs are causing firms to look for new products, processes and technology. Construction News previews the national CV show and looks at the strides being made in the commercial vehicle sector in areas such as fleet management, tracking and advanced materials.

March 10 World Plant Plant takes international centre stage at one of the industry's most glamorous events, ConExpo in Las Vegas. Previewing the show, Construction News examines the issues facing major plant manufacturers and looks at the latest launches and innovations in the sector.

March 17 Quality in Construction To coincide with the prestigious Quality in Construction Awards, held in the Park Lane Grosvenor Hotel, Construction News will be showcasing the winning teams and runners up in a free standing supplement.The publication will also feature interviews with industry gurus and examples of best practice and innovation across the sector.

April 14 Demolition As 20th century housing and retail experiments reach their natural shelf life, councils across the UK are increasingly being bitten by the development bug. Demolition is a key part of any regeneration project, with firms often having to work around densely populated areas. Construction News looks at the challenges facing the sector and the technology that is moving it forward.

May 12 Plant Hire Construction News delves into the highly competitive world of plant hire, reporting on the latest strategies that hirers are taking to gain more efficiency and greater productivity for their customers.The supplement will talk to some of the sector's leading players and will include a Plant Test.

May 26 Piling and Ground Engineering The piling sector has been booming in recent years, but has not been without its casualties. Construction News reports on some of the UK's most technically challenging projects and profiles leading manufacturers and contractors.