Monthly Archives: June 2009

Finning rebuilds Cat 775D off-highway truck - VIDEO

A Lafarge Cat 775D off-highway truck, which has worked for 10 years and over 25,000 hours, has been completely rebuilt in just three months at Finning’s specialist rebuild centre in Chesterfield.

Red tape costs small construction firms £1.1bn

Small construction businesses lose more than £1.1bn a year due to government red tape, new figures from the Forum of Private Business (FPB) have shown.

Refinery strikers go back to work

Construction workers at the Total-run Lindsey oil refinery have voted to accept a deal that will see them return to work after a bitter jobs dispute.

Cement cartel fines cut by £280m

Cement giants found guilty of running a cartel have had their fines halved from £560m to £280m.

Construction college put on hold

Plans to revamp the National Construction College have become the latest victim of the funding-crisis engulfing the Learning and Skills Council.

Balfour starts work on first Government stimulus road job

Balfour Beatty today got the go-ahead to start work on £400m A46 road dualling scheme, brought forward to boost the economy.

Top 5 construction tenders - 26 June 2009

In the top five construction tenders this week the University of Sussex is advertising a £30m accommodation scheme, there is a £17m utilities scheme for Northern Ireland Water and a £11.5m special needs school in Scotland.

Vinci wins £7.3m contract to upgrade Tesco store

Vinci Construction’s building division has won a £7.3m contract as part of the Tesco Strategic Partners Framework to upgrade an existing Tesco store in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Network Rail plans new £5m railway station

Network Rail has revealed plans for a new £5m train station at Gourock to Inverclyde Council.

Ministry of Justice invites contractors to NOMS rethink

The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) is to hold a market engagement day with contractors to determine whether its strategic alliance framework is the best way to procure future work.