Monthly Archives: November 2009

All change on quick hitch recommendations

Excavator operators should leave their cab to check the coupling each time they change attachment - even if using the latest generation of automatic couplers, according to the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group’s re-drafted ‘Ten steps that contractors, plant owners and other duty holders should be taking now.’

Olympic Park progress from the air - PHOTOS

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has released new aerial images of construction work on the Olympic Park showing, as the project enters its toughest year.

May Gurney wins £75m waste contract

May Gurney has won a £75m contract to provide environmental services to Bridgent County Borough Council.

Lavendon issues new shares as revenues fall

Access specialist Lavendon will raise £80m in new shares amid a fall in revenues across Europe

Kier appoints successor to John Dodds

Kier has appointed construction managing director Paul Sheffield as its new group chief executive. Sheffield will take over the helm from John Dodds when he retires next March after nearly 40 years with the firm.

Three chase £100m office job

The contest for a £100m office deal in Brighton has narrowed to three challengers.

Four contest £55m Leeds arena deal

Four rivals are tussling for a high-profile scheme in Leeds, worth at least £55m.

VIDEO: Work progresses on Tyne Tunnel

Work is progressing on the Tyne Tunnel, where formwork and falsework specialist RMD Kwikform is helping main contractor Bouygues Travaux Publics plus civils outfit Dunne on a tricky phase of the project.

Persimmon ’strong’ after increase in forward sales

Persimmon has told the stock market that its financial position is “strong” after reporting an increase in forward sales for next year.

Contract Journal and ContractJournal.com set to close

Contract Journal is to close at the end of November after 130 years, along with ContractJournal.com.