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Kevin Walsh

Stories

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    £26.4M for Yorkshire and Humber transport schemesSubscription

    5 August, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Four transport development schemes identified as regional priorities by the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Transport Board are vying for £26.4M in government funding.

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    Pier fire sparks call for tougher rules on historic structuresSubscription

    30 July, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Devastation caused by this week's fire at Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier has highlighted the need for tougher guidelines on risk assessments for historic structures, a leading fire-resistance expert has told NCE.

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    Weston-Super-Mare blaze claims iconic pavilionSubscription

    28 July, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Weston-Super-Mare’s Pavilion at the end of the historic Grand Pier was gutted by a huge blaze in the early hours of the morning.

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    Construction industry braced for 6% drop in output by 2012Subscription

    18 July, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    According to a pessimistic market forecast published this month, the construction industry’s output for 2008 is expected to fall by 6%, as a result of the increasing cost of energy and materials as well as the credit crunch.

  • In the papers today - 17th JulySubscription

    17 July, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Rolls-Royce is creating a nuclear unit to ensure that it gets a slice of the global civil nuclear market that the engineer believes will be worth £50bn in 15 yers' time...

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    Economic downturn to claim 13,000 contracting jobsSubscription

    16 July, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Bleak economic results and predictions have once again pointed to a severe downturn in the contracting sector, the most pessimistic claiming 13,000 contracting jobs and 165 companies are at risk in the coming year.

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    MPs back chief construction officer post for ParliamentSubscription

    16 July, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    A Commons select committee today recommended the creation of new Government post for a chief construction officer, who will champion the concerns of the industry in Parliament.

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    CBI sets up its own Construction CouncilSubscription

    11 July, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    A new Construction Council is to be set up by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in an attempt to provide 'one unified voice' on issues affecting the construction industry.

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    Tradesmen nominate Peter Andre as 'ultimate celebrity tool'Subscription

    8 July, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Pop icon Peter Andre has been nominated in a survey of 10,000 UK tradesmen as the 'ultimate celebrity tool'.

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    Rapid growth for Balfour Beatty's order book Subscription

    2 July, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Contractor Balfour Beatty today announced that their forward order book grew by £400M in the first five months of this year, taking current total orders to £11.8bn

All by Kevin Walsh