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CN's week in motion: Aberdeen, ex-SAS and Hinkley

VIDEO: Check out our motion story and this brief run-through of just a selection of CN’s digital and print content this week (31 Oct – 4 Nov).

In the South-west, contractors and suppliers are gearing up for work on Hinkley Point C – for others, the skills and materials vacuum could be sorely felt and many are having to change their designs in order to mitigate the expected shortfall. Elsewhere, Morgan Sindall has skirted around a 16th-century landmark in order to implement a mixed-use scheme, not without attracting vocal opposition from some of the locals.

Construction News spoke to WSP PB’s security consultant, ex-SAS man Chris Driver-Williams who is tasked with recognising potential vulnerabilites on new builds. He spoke about the potential mitigation methods contractors could, and should, employ in case of a terrorist attack.

In the news: Balfour Beatty finance controller is leaving the business after 11 years; just one in four respondents of a new industry survey thinks infrastructure in the UK will have improved by 2020

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    This is a very serious issue and one that affects construction projects globally. It is vital that consideration is given to proper risk assessment of a buildings vulnerability to attack, both physical and cyber.

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