Danish consulting giant Cowi is to seek synergies between the bridge design skills of recent acquisition Flint & Neill and its latest purchase, tunnelling specialist Donaldson Associates.
Mabey Hire’s acting CEO Steve Farmer is predicting big growth for the firm in the next five years, with hire sales forecast to shoot up by 50% on the back of strong service support. He tells Jon Masters how innovative equipment and data gathering technology is helping the company stand out in the market.
There have been many suggestions in NCE that we should be getting the “Opportunities in Construction” message across the school children at pre-subject choice stage.
August saw the launch of the Project Leadership Programme (PLP) by Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude. Aimed at improving the skills and capability of civil servants who work on government projects, it serves an unique purpose in upskilling the civil service in project management skills. Essential? Yes.
Infrastructure in 2014
The construction industry has been set some tough carbon reduction targets, but is the issue being over-simplified?
The positive economic impact of infrastructure has long been recognised. While many agree that the Victorian period was a golden age for investment in infrastructure, the UK is now on the cusp of a similar era of growth and reinvention.
Other business News
The UK could lose its share of the global construction market unless it faces up to skills challenges at home, according to Sir John Armitt.
Emergency repair work for Network Rail during last winter’s extreme weather has boosted the results of contractor Renew Holdings.
NEC has started a campaign to reduce the misuse of Z clauses in NEC contracts, with a view to increasing understanding of the clauses by users.