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Kier hails strong Scottish growth as a factor in big jump in profits

Construction and property services giant Kier Group said yesterday a strong Scottish performance helped to deliver a 54% jump in profits.Kier reported underlying pre-tax profits of £73.1million for the 12 months to June 30, up from £47.6million the year ... [Published Press and Journal - 14 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 4 reports

Major Construction Contractors Margins Remain Low

Analysis of the biggest UK construction contractors shows many remain with with cash balances and margins downA report, Construction Barometer: Recovery in Sight?, by KPMG, analyses the operating margins, cash balances and order books of 14 Tier 1 contractors ... [Published Construction.co.uk - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 3 reports

ITC Issues Seizure and Forfeiture Orders on Laminate Infringing Unilin Patents

Seizure and Forfeiture Orders were issued by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against multiple companies attempting to import containers of laminate flooring that infringe upon Unilin’s pioneering glueless locking patents. The offending companies ... [Published Floor Covering Installer - 14 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 4 reports

Bonar starts construction on new plant in China to make Colback; plant scaled for possible second line

-Low & Bonar's division Bonar, specialized in high performance technical textiles, today celebrates its Foundation Ceremony to start the construction of the new factory that will be built in Changzhou.Brett Simpson, CEO of Low & Bonar: "Our decision to ... [Published RISI - 14 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 3 reports

Karndean announces changes to international management team

Posted Date: 9/19/2014[Export, Pa.] Karndean Designflooring announced several changes to its executive management team that will increase the company’s overall strategic support system and aid in its tremendous growth.As of October 6, 2014, Karndean Designflooring’s ... [Published Floor Covering Weekly - 16 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 4 reports

August commercial construction close to doubling 2013 figure

reveal that the total value of commercial & retail construction contracts in August almost doubled compared to the same month in 2013.Barbour ABI, the chosen provider of the Government’s Construction and Infrastructure Pipeline, has published its latest ... [Published H&V News - 18 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 4 reports

Balfour bags £39m north London student scheme

Balfour Beatty will start work this month on a £39m student accommodation scheme in North London.The Enquirer tipped Balfour to win the scheme from Unite Students on Holloway Road in Islington last year.Balfour will start on site this month to construct ... [Published Construction Enquirer - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 3 reports

Suspended jail sentence for VAT fraudster

A Belfast builder has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years, for VAT fraud. John McDowell, 56, from St Judes Crescent, Belfast, pocketed £73,000 of value added tax (VAT) that he had charged his customers but failed to pass on ... [Published Construction Index - 21 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 5 reports

August retail construction almost doubles on 2013 figure, review shows

New figures reveal the total value of commercial and retail construction contracts in August almost doubled compared to the same month in 2013.Barbour ABI, the chosen provider of the Government’s ‘Construction and Infrastructure Pipeline’, has published ... [Published Retail Times - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 9 reports

Kier Group announces strong full year results

Comments (0)The Kier Group has announced strong full year results for the year ended 30 June 2014.The property, residential, construction and services group with projects across Devon and the south-west and offices in Exeter and Plymouth, delivered revenue ... [Published Western Morning News - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 4 reports

Uk builder Kier lands £192m in Abu Dhabi contracts

The UK-listed contractor Kier Group is one of a raft of UK builders ramping up its operations in the UAE after it won two new joint-venture contracts worth £192 million (Dh1.15 billion) in Abu Dhabi.Kier said that it had been awarded a £105m joint-venture ... [Published Abu Dhabi National - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 6 reports

Mott MacDonald buys £120m civils contractor

Mott MacDonald has bought its water industry design and build joint venture partner JN Bentley.The pair have worked together for 15 years through the joint venture Mott MacDonald Bentley.JN Bentley employs over 700 people with a turnover of £120m.Bentley ... [Published Construction Enquirer - Sep 18 2014]

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...imposed by the state, we must make every effort to keep our project moving ahead," said California American Water engineering manager, Ian Crooks. "The action we filed today is important to keep the project on track and prevent further delays that could jeopardize our community's water supply." California American Water is required to reduce its diversions from the area's primary source of water, the Carmel River, by the California State Water...
"The window of opportunity for installation of the test well is so limited, it was necessary for California American Water to file this action so that once it obtains the land use approvals to construct the well, it will be able to do so within the time allowed by the U S Fish and Wildlife Service" today's press release states
"After what's been going on in Syria, the murder and slaughter of Christians and they're going to put a mosque opposite a Catholic Church. It's really bad taste" Ms Heuser said
...with our attorney's office," Coffenberry said. "That money would be used to pay the costs relating to designating the area."

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