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Consultant Symonds has been appointed by Wiltshire County Council to develop transport interchange improvements across the county. Symonds has also been commissioned by the Countryside Agency, South West Regional Development Agency, Devon County Council and South Hampshire District Council to research the effects of large vehicles in rural areas.

The Chinese government will be letting contracts to design and build 22 major new sporting venues for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Professor Michael Jackson of Philadelphia's Temple University, who is advising the Beijing Olympics Committee, will be presenting details of the work that needs to carried out, anticipated costs and funding routes at the Stadia & Arena conference 2002 in Lisbon, Portugal on 5 and 6 June.

Details from 01923 778311, or email lConsultants File: ADAS did not appear in any of the sector rankings. If it had, the company would have been ninth in waste with £2M fee income; 27th in environment with £2.59M fee income; 38th in ports (£350,000) and power (£15,000); 43rd in rail (£500,000).

Balfour Beatty's international engineering, construction and services group Balfour Beatty Construction Inc is part of the consortium chosen as preferred contractor to develop a £714M, 144km toll road in Texas known as State Highway 130.

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