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Wednesday, 29 November 2006

Contractors and clients need to get personal relationships right onsite, delegates at Civils 06 heard yesterday.

Wednesday, 29 November 2006

Salford City Council has appointed G and J Seddon, as a Framework Partner for its construction projects. As part of the four year Framework agreement Seddon has joined Crudens and Laing O’Rourke carrying out work on projects valued between £5m and £30m.

Tuesday, 28 November 2006

A teenage contractor’s family will challenge the Crown Prosecution Service after it decided not to bring manslaughter charges against his employers for his death in 2003.

Friday, 24 November 2006

Women wanting to join the construction industry gained a boost today when ConstructionSkills won a slice of a £10 million fund to encourage recruitment in to the sector.

Friday, 24 November 2006

WS Atkins has today bought Young and Butt, the largest independent firm of surveyors and commercial property consultants on the UK’s South Coast.

Thursday, 23 November 2006

WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme), together with the Sustainability Forum are calling on the construction industry to achieve a 50% cut in materials waste going to landfill by the year 2012.

Thursday, 23 November 2006

The National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection (NSCP) has backed Ken Livingstone’s move this week to cut dust pollution from London building sites.

Thursday, 23 November 2006

Profits at Atkins have leapt 18%, despite troubles with Metronet, the group said today.

Thursday, 23 November 2006

Ennstone said this morning it has bought May Gurney Surfacing. Ennstone bought the Norfolk surfacing contractor for £475,000.

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Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Galliford Try, this week announced three senior appointments.

Wednesday, 22 November 2006

The Ministry of Defence today said it has sold the former Princess Mary Hospital site at RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire, to Kings Oak Homes for £31.5m.

Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Corus has raised prices for steel sections. Basic prices for UK Advance TM sections will rise by £30 a tonne, effective for dispatches after 31 December 2006.

Wednesday, 22 November 2006

John Doyle Construction was last week fined £250,000 after a worker was crushed by a timber panel.

Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Gleeds yesterday said it has won an £18.5m contract to work with Capita Symonds, to build a science laboratory in Oxfordshire. The laboratory will become one of the leading research centres of its type worldwide.

Thursday, 16 November 2006

The latest figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government show new housing starts and completions in England slowed down with starts down 9 per cent and completions down by 1 per cent up to the quarter ending September 2006.

Wednesday, 15 November 2006

The British Aggregates Association (BAA), the organisation that represents those that work in the Quarry industry, has launched an appeal at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against the recent decision by the Court of First Instance (CFI) that the Aggregates Levy met the necessary legal tests for discriminatory taxation.

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