Consultant Mott MacDonald has won a £90M contract to oversee improvements on the Polish rail network. Work will be carried out at 134 sites across the south and west of the country and see speed increases of up to 100kph. The project is due for completion in 2008.
Psychometric tests to help the construction sector identify and fast-track potential project leaders will be unveiled next spring. Project Leadership Assessment for the Commercial Environment (PLACE), developed by Prudence Clarke and sponsored by the Construction Industry Training Board, aims to spot the qualities needed for managers to handle demanding tasks.
Glasgow's Science Centre has tightened up maintenance procedures for its troubled rotating 'wing tower' to prevent a repeat of the bearing failure that closed the structure for more than two years. A Science Centre spokeswoman said the replacement bearing would be greased every month.