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Tuesday, 31 October 2006

have best practice guides after CIRIA consults the construction industry. The association is talking to companies about managing contaminated land on nuclear and defence land. CIRIA hopes to revise existing guides with its Safegrounds Learning Network.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

for Whitelee Wind Farm project is the latest economic boost for Scotland.

Morrison Construction and Balfour Kilpatrick have been awarded the contract to build Europe’s biggest onshore wind farm at Eaglesham Moor, south of Glasgow. The Whitelee project will include the construction of 14 turbine bases and 90km of access road.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

have extended their role beyond reducing the environmental impact of buildings, to include delivering a sustainable built environment.

The UKGBC’s 20 founding members will provide £30,000 each to establish the council as a new not-for-profit company in Spring 2007.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

has produced guidelines to help halt the trade of stolen construction equipment. Plant and Equipment Theft: A Practical Guide provides advice on how to prevent theft.

Dr David Edwards of the Government’s Plant Theft Action Group said: “The cost of plant theft to industry is estimated at £100m per year and is a growing problem.”

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Former British steel, Corus, has accepted a £4.3bn takeover offer from Indian rival Tata Steel.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Corruption is rife in the construction industry, with commonplace fraud, bribery and collusion common among firms,according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Building(CIOB). A spokesman for the organisation told B&E the problem lies in contractors’ perceptions of corruption, and what they see as standard construction practice.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

BRITISH BUILDERS were credited for creating one of the world’s most sustainable structures,after Stonehenge made the shortlist for the Seven Wonders of the World this month.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Carillion and Balfour Beatty have won a £363m contract by Transport for London to build a new East London rail line between Dalston Junction and West Croydon.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Animal rights campaigners could have access to lists of subcontractors and materials suppliers if changes to a government bill get the go-ahead, warned the CBI.

Friday, 27 October 2006

Galliford Try has agreed £225m with its banks to accommodate its plans for expansion.

Friday, 27 October 2006

MJ Gleeson’s fortunes turned round today, when the company recorded a £900,000 operating profit after losses in 2004/2005.

Thursday, 26 October 2006

A John Laing and Interserve consortium today won a £180m PFI contract from the Ministry of Defence.

Thursday, 26 October 2006

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) today said it has protected its members are safe from safety snoopers.

Wednesday, 25 October 2006

Liverpool Crown Court yesterday ordered two contractors to pay a total of £300,000 following the death of labourer Joseph Alan Reynolds in October 2003.

Wednesday, 25 October 2006
Wednesday, 25 October 2006

Plans to extend the Nottingham tram moved a step closer today when Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander gave programme entry approval to the scheme and announced that Government will contribute £437m.

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