Day: August 14, 2015

Civil Engineering

A with Highways England’s new CEO

Jim will lead the government-owned company which is responsible for delivering £11 billion of improvements to England’s motorways and major A roads by 2020. Jim …

12 m-deep sinkhole opens on Manchester road
Civil Engineering

12 m-deep sinkhole opens on Manchester road

A huge hole has appeared in one of Manchester city centre’s busiest roads after heavy rainfall. The hole, on the eastbound carriageway of the Mancunian …

Facilities Management

Delivering NHS contracts is just the tonic

The scale of the savings required in some areas of the NHS also suggest that it will be bigger players such as Capita who are …

Facilities Management

B&M lands university waste deal in Liverpool

B&M Waste Services has secured a contract with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to provide waste management and recycling services.

Facilities Management

MP targets illegal migrants’ ‘rogue employers’

James Brokenshire MP has called for a clampdown on businesses that hire illegal workers in the UK.

Facilities Management

Think Tank: Productivity or cost control?

We asked our Think Tank: is there a welcome move towards employee productivity rather than pure cost control in your organisation?

Business, Law & Money

US and Japanese firms set for EPC roles on £8bn nuclear plant

Reports suggest US company Bechtel and Japan-based JGC Corporation are set to secure the lucrative engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Hitachi’s £8bn Wylfa …

Business, Law & Money

New work edges output upwards in Q2

New work grew by 1 per cent in Q2 compared with the previous quarter, with private new housing (3.9 per cent), public other new work …

Business, Law & Money

Sellafield workers to strike again

Representatives from Unite confirmed that it would carry out industrial action on Wednesday (19 August) following the cancellation of the meeting between union stewards and …

Developers

Revealed: 40% of ex-council flats now rented privately

Nearly 40% of all council flats sold under the Right to Buy in England are now being rented out privately, according to exclusive research by …