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Value of U.K. construction projects sky rockets year over year

The value of construction projects in the United Kingdom has rocketed by 67.1 per cent in the last year, according to a new report. LONDON The value of construction projects in the United Kingdom has rocketed by 67.1 per cent in the last year, according to a new report. Ne...

Industry digs in U.K. for soil management and remediation solutions for Ontario

In late September a small delegation from Canada was warmly welcomed by those involved in soil management and remediation in the United Kingdom. This fact-finding mission was a way to determine best practices used in the U.K. for reusing excess construction soils. We were given the strong sense th...

Canadian Forces Base Suffield, Alberta gets infrastructure funding from Canada and U.K.

Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield in Southeastern Alberta will receive $17.3 million in infrastructure upgrades, funded by the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom, national minister of defence Peter MacKay recently announced. CFB SUFFIELD, ALTA. Canadian Forces Bas...

U.K. infrastructure plan a bold leap

It’s tough to keep all the figures straight when you get federal and provincial budgets back to back followed quickly by an election call. If you’re concerned about money for infrastructure projects, as most construction people are, there are good-sounding figures around, but nothing you can take ...

Draft Ontario soil practices use U.K. experience

Draft industry best management practices (BMP) for excess construction soils in Ontario are based on an organization with similar goals in the United Kingdom, says the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario. The experiences from Contaminated Land: Applications In Real Environments ...

U.K. spending cuts shouldn’t affect 2012 Olympic Games

Preparations for the 2012 London Olympics will not be threatened by the 27 million pounds ($41.1 million) in spending cuts for the project announced Monday by Britain’s new coalition government, organizers said. LONDON Preparations for the 2012 London Olympics will not be thr...

Finning International selling Hewden U.K. equipment rental business

Heavy equipment dealer Finning International Inc. said May 5 it is selling its Hewden U.K. equipment rental business to an affiliate of Sun European Partners LLP for about $171 million “for strategic and financial reasons.” Thank you for visiting the Daily Commercial News. Th...

U.K. roadbuilding firm Mouchel Group leaves Dubai

British road and infrastructure firm Mouchel Group PLC is closing its operations in Dubai as it attempts to recover US$16.3 million owed by clients. LONDON British road and infrastructure firm Mouchel Group PLC is closing its operations in Dubai as it attempts to recover US$1...

U.K. announces four ‘eco-towns’

The British government has announced the locations of four new low-energy, carbon-neutral towns intended to ease the housing crisis without harming the environment. LONDON The British government has announced the locations of four new low-energy, carbon-neutral towns intended...

U.K. refinery workers vow to fight job cuts

Workers fired from a French-run oil refinery in northern England publicly burned their dismissal notices at a rally this week and declared their determination to fight on. At other industrial sites around England, employees staged walkouts to show their sympathy for the refinery workers at Lin...

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