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Find out about the British Construction Industry Award building of the year, Wessex Water's Operation Centre, on www. nceplus. co. uk. Follow the link from the In Focus section on the home page. Other new additions to In Focus include the third edition of Concrete Innovations, which is updated monthly with the latest innovations in the sector.

Thames Water this week won the concession of the fourth largest water and wastewater company in Chile - Empresa de Servicios Sanitarios del Maule SA (ESSAM). The Chilean company serves a population of over 560,000, and generated revenues of £15M in 2000.

Bovis Lend Lease has completed seismic dampening and refurbishment of Los Angeles City Hall. The 30storey, 85,000m 2building is now the tallest building in the world to be fitted with a seismic base isolation system.

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