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Architects and builders announce new updated cost plus building contract

The Australian Institute of Architects(AIA) and Master Builders Australia (MBA) have introduced a new Australian Building and Construction industry (ABIC) form of contract to replace the outdated version (FFC/cost plus).The new cost plus contract for ... [Published Architecture & Design - 1 hour ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

Holcim announces 1st half year results 2014

Bernard Fontana, CEO, comments on the results: "Holcim increased sales of both cement and aggregates in the first half of 2014, despite an uneven development of the global economy. Group regions North America, Africa Middle East, and Europe recorded particularly ... [Published Nestor - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 4 reports

Short-term Highway Bill Sets Stage for Congressional Collision

Senate Democrats and Republicans rejoiced Tuesday night: They had banded together to pass a  version of a short-term highway trust fund bill that would do more than merely kick the can down the road for another year before facing up to the festering problem ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - 7 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 11 reports

Torrent Trackside buys Balfour Beatty’s rail plant hire business

30 . 07 . 14 Balfour Beatty Rail has sold its trackside plant and equipment rail business to Vp plc, which owns Torrent Trackside, for £5.5m.Jeremy Pilkington, chairman of Vp plc, said: “This transaction further strengths our business relationship with ... [Published Rail Technology Magazine - 11 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 5 reports

AECOM Expands Construction Business

LOS ANGELES— AECOM Technology Corp. has announced plans to acquire Hunt Construction Co. in a move that will continue to expand the company's construction services footprint. The transaction is expected to close in October of this year and would give ... [Published GlobeSt.com - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 4 reports

Martin Marietta Beats Q2 Earnings and Revenues on Aggregates

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. ( MLM ) delivered strong second-quarter 2014 results, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both earnings and revenues as the aggregates business did significantly well in the quarter. The leading supplier of aggregates ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 3 reports

IPAF restructures mast climbing committee

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has restructured its International Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Committee with a renewed focus on safety.The IPAF International MCWP Committee now comprises the UK & Ireland MCWP Work Group (formerly ... [Published KHL Group - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 3 reports

Builder's fine adds insult to injury

A bodging builder who broke his back on a demolition job has now been fined for his safety failings that could have also put others in danger. The message from the court could not be clearer: it was your own stupid fault.William Batten, aged 66 and trading ... [Published Construction Index - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 5 reports

A-Plant’s £35m order is JCB’s biggest UK deal of the year

A-Plant has placed one of its largest ever single orders for new plant with JCB. Above: A few of A-Plant's new JCB telehandlers The order is valued at more than £35m and is for more than 1,000 machines. It is the biggest order that JCB’ has received so ... [Published Construction Index - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 6 reports

BAM wins brief to build £33m Bupa care home

Company behind Beorma and National Indoor Arena regenerations appointed to new-build care facilityThe construction group behind the renovation of the National Indoor Arena and the new mixed-use Beorma Quarter (below) in Birmingham has won a contract to ... [Published Birmingham Post - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 13 reports

Aecom Buys Hunt Construction Group

Los Angeles engineering and construction firm Aecom has purchased Hunt Construction Group for an undisclosed sum in a deal announced on Tuesday.Aecom previously acquired San Francisco’s URS Corp. in a $6 billion deal that was announced earlier this m ... [Published Los Angeles Business Journal - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 7 reports

Perenco Appoints Costain For Environmental Upgrade Work

Perenco, an independent oil and gas firm, has appointed Costain to deliver Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for the environmental upgrade of the Dimlington gas terminal on Humberside.- - - - - -- - - - - -The contract, worth approximately ... [Published Construction.co.uk - Jul 29 2014]

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"The board looks forward to working with Neville to inject new energy into our efforts‚ as we continually strive to improve business performance and the strategic transformation of the company.”"
...to do some of the more intricate work of crime analysis," said Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, commanding officer of the RCMP in New Brunswick. "I know all the employees with the Moncton Forensic Identification Section welcome construction of a new building that will give them the extra space necessary to perform the forensic identification work they perform in solving crime in New Brunswick."
"The initial view was that it may have been possible to commence preliminary design on the redevelopment, which would have enabled early construction to commence" he said
"Road users on the Thiele Highway, Daveyston Road and Hanson Street can expect minimal delays due to traffic control during this time and we ask drivers to be patient and understanding of this inconvenience given the long term safety benefits provided by the works.”"

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