Issue : July 1998
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CONSTRUCTION was hit by a double whammy this week, with the roads programme cut and transport downgraded from cabinet level in the government reshuffle.
Collapse shakes the Big AppleSubscription
ONE WOMAN was killed and 12 others were injured after scaffold poles plunged onto busy streets and buildings in New York last week.
THE CONSTRUCTION Industry Training Board is warning contractors not to use 'meaningless' plant operator cards following a Construction News investigation.
CONSULTANT Turner and Townsend has launched a PFI unit operating out of bases in Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow.
A SOUTH Devon man accused of pretending to be a bona fide construction industry trainer to swindle cash out of construction workers is to be tried in a crown court.
Ring the NewsdeskSubscription
Do you know of a training company offering bogus skills accreditation for plant, rail or streetworks operatives? Or do you know where the cards are bought and sold? If so, call the Construction News newsdesk - in confidence - on 0171 505 6863.
Concrete frame firms set quality standardSubscription
LEADING concrete frame contractors are aiming to run the cowboys out of the sector by setting up a quality certification scheme.
Huge drop in site deathsSubscription
THE NUMBER of deaths on building sites has reached a 20-year low, according to figures published this week.
Tile cartel uncovered by workersSubscription
THE OFFICE of Fair Trading has smashed a cartel which secretly fixed the price of ceiling tiles in the UK.
Railtrack is spending £60 million on refurbishing stations in southern England in an extended arm contracting partnership with Kier. Staff from Kier will repair 595 stations in the region during the programme, which started in summer 1996 and is expected to finish in 2001.