Issue : 15 March 2012
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No.8 Eden Project openingSubscription
The Eden Project stole the show at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) in 2001, taking the major project honour. OK, it was a millennium project that didn’t officially open until 17 March 2001. But the honour was well justified.
Costain widens its geotechnical divisionSubscription
Costain hopes to target a wider range of work following rebranding of its Geotechncial Services business under the banner of Costain Environmental Services.
Survey specialist Fugro Aperio has begun an innovative high-speed road condition survey as part of the Highways Agency’s drive to introduce annual network level structural testing on the full trunk road network
Balfour Beatty has signed a muti-million three year deal that commits it to Autodesk’s suite of design software for Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Motorway lighting is to be permanently switched off at two more sites in the south west of England to save cash and cut carbon emissions, the Highways Agency has announced.
Sussex-based Judges Scientific has acquired geotechnical testing equipment specialist Global Digital System (GDS) for £7.65M, reports corporate finance specialist Hardy Transaction Management.
Heathrow Games Terminal roof lift completeSubscription
Heathrow airport last week carried out the roof lift for its temporary London 2012 Games Terminal.
Manchester unveils new busway imageSubscription
Transport for Greater Manchester has unveiled an image of how its new busway scheme is expected to look on completion in 2014.
Cautious optimism greeted today’s announcement by prime minister David Cameron that the government would conduct a feasibility study to look at how private sector funds could be used to fund road maintenance, improvements and construction.
Joint venture contractors VolkerFitzpatrick and Colas have been announced as the preferred bidders for two major Midlands construction projects – the A45 Transport Corridor Improvement Scheme and the Runway Extension at Birmingham airport.