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Issue : 15 March 2012

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    No.8 Eden Project openingSubscription

    Article2 May, 2012

    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

    Article21 March, 2012

    Costain hopes to target a wider range of work following rebranding of its Geotechncial Services business under the banner of Costain Environmental Services.

  • Highways Agency begins drive for annual network-wide structural condition surveysSubscription

    Article21 March, 2012

    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 commits to Autodesk for BIM softwareSubscription

    Article21 March, 2012

    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).

  • More cash saved as Highways Agency switches off more motorway lightingSubscription

    Article20 March, 2012

    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.

  • Judges buys geotechnical instrumentation business GDSSubscription

    Article20 March, 2012

    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

    Article20 March, 2012

    Heathrow airport last week carried out the roof lift for its temporary London 2012 Games Terminal.

  • Manchester unveils new busway imageSubscription

    Article20 March, 2012

    Transport for Greater Manchester has unveiled an image of how its new busway scheme is expected to look on completion in 2014.

  • The road ahead

    Cameron's roads plan: Industry responds with cautious optimismSubscription

    Article19 March, 2012

    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.

  • Preferred bidders announced for Midlands airport and road schemesSubscription

    Article19 March, 2012

    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.

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