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Jackie Whitelaw's stories

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  • BAM Nuttall board

    Nuttall posts record order bookSubscription

    News7 April, 2011

    Major awards from Crossrail, London Underground and the water industry have helped push Bam Nuttall’s forward orders to a record £967M, up £252M or 35% on last year.

  • Jason Millet, Mark Reynolds and Mark Loader

    Mace named NCE/ACE Major Consultant of the YearSubscription

    News31 March, 2011

    Over 170 of the industry’s top names gathered at the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards last week to see Mace scoop the prestigious gong for major firm.

  • Consultants File results 2011

    Consultants 2011 work in hand crashes by 36% on last yearSubscription

    News31 March, 2011

    Work in hand for UK consultants has dropped a dramatic 36% on last year according to the figures presented by 233 companies for the 2011 NCE Consultants File, published this week.

  • David Higgins, Network Rail chief executive

    Private sector to get more rail work says HigginsSubscription

    News10 March, 2011

    New Network Rail chief executive David Higgins suggested this week that more rail infrastructure could be delivered by private sector operators, contractors and suppliers as the company decentralises.

  • David Higgins, Network Rail chief executive

    Higgins: Programme management will be key to cutting rail costs Subscription

    News9 March, 2011

    Programme management expertise will be crucial to Network Rail’s efforts to drive down costs on the UK railway and meet the challenge of providing vital new capacity, according to new chief executive David Higgins this week.

  • Chain reactionSubscription

    Feature3 March, 2011

    Last month Balfour Beatty announced it was planning to trim its UK supply chain by two-thirds. Jackie Whitelaw talks to Mike Peasland, the boss of the company’s Construction Services UK division, to find out why this is happening.

  • Consultants Awards 2009

    Consultants awards 2011 shortlist is announcedSubscription

    News24 February, 2011

    Which consultants had the best year in the tough times of 2010?

  • Jackie Whitelaw

    Innovation versus risk: this year’s battleSubscription

    Archive Article16 February, 2011

    Innovation is being presented by the country’s construction businesses as the way to deliver the infrastructure the country needs at a price it can afford to pay. We don’t need to cut our fees, we’ll just do it better, is the party line.

  • Jackie Whitelaw

    Jackie's blogSubscription

    Archive Article16 February, 2011

    Since joining NCE my career has given me something of a Blue Peter existence, including helicopter rides to north sea gas rigs, a roam around the dome of Sizewell B, dinner in a crossover cavern and being stranded in Denver with the US olympic judo squad. Highpoint: the Channel Tunnel breakthrough party; low point: frog soup in China. Areas of Interest I have been writing about construction all my adult life and still find it fascinating.

  • Mike Peasland

    Balfour Beatty UK to cut supply chain by two thirdsSubscription

    News10 February, 2011

    Balfour Beatty’s Construction Services UK division has revealed plans to cut the number of suppliers it works with from 27,000 to 10,000.

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