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Thursday, 14 December 2006

The Competition Commission will look into Wienerberger’s acquisition of Baggeridge brick, the Office of Fair Trading said this week.

Thursday, 14 December 2006

The Construction Industry will pick up £190bn of new orders between 2007 and 2012, said ConstructionSkills today.

Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Lend Lease Projects has today been appointed lead consultant by the London Borough of Hounslow for the £25 million redevelopment of its Heston Infant School & Nursery, Heston Junior School and Heston Secondary Community School.

Monday, 11 December 2006

Public sector buildings will be going green after the latest round of low carbon funding.

Monday, 11 December 2006

The bidding war for Corus hotted up today, when CSN topped Tata’s offer with a £4.9bn bid.

Monday, 11 December 2006

Alfred McAlpine today announced more than £100m of new contract wins.

Friday, 8 December 2006

Recycling body WRAP today invited contractors to become part of its Construction Support Framework.

Friday, 8 December 2006

Gordon Brown announced plans to close composite companies in his pre-budget speech this week.

Friday, 8 December 2006

Skanska UK has today bought streetworks contractor McNicholas for £50m.

Thursday, 7 December 2006

The British Constructional Steel Association has launched a new service to meet tougher safety regulations.

Thursday, 7 December 2006

Following a death on a Merseyside construction site during high winds last weekend, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today warned employers and site managers to take extra care over risks with bad weather.

Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Brownfield reclaimation expert Terry Dean has been appointed as Director of Engineering at Celtic Technologies. He will be based at the northern offices, joining the 15-strong team at Newton-le-Willows, near Warrington.

The company, which was established in Cardiff, began as a specialist contractor in soil and groundwater remediation technologies, but has now broadened its capabilities to provide a "design and construct" solution to anyone with interests in brownfield sites.

Dean previously worked as Director of Engineering and ManagingDirector of Woodford Consulting Engineers.

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Construction materials distributor Wolseley UK has launched a website dedicated to its Sustainable Building Center (SBC) project.

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Law firm Maxwell Batley said yesterday it intends to merge with built environment specialist Winward Fearon.

Monday, 4 December 2006

Mouchel Parkman is preferred bidder onan £18 million seven-year design and technical services contract for Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC).

Thursday, 30 November 2006

Gangsters from the criminal underworld are infiltrating Liverpool construction sites ahead of its Capital of Culture status in 2008.

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