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Darling's 2009 budget leaves industry with mixed emotions

The construction industry has welcomed the government's introduction of a top up scheme for trade credit insurance in the budget, but many fear it will not reach recession-hit firms in time. 
 23 Apr 2009

Women in construction get funding boost

A successful initiative set up to support women working in the construction sector, has been granted £420,750 further funding to continue. 
 20 Apr 2009

Curzon opens branches in Sheffield and Abingdon

Curzon, the specialist heating spares supplier, is opening two more branches, taking the total branch network to 37. 
 20 Apr 2009

Construction industry calls for VAT cut in budget

The construction industry has united in its call to the chancellor of the exchequer to cut VAT to 5% for property refurbishment in the budget this month. 
 20 Apr 2009

NG Bailey wins Great Ormond Street Hospital project

NG Bailey has been appointed by BAM Construction to deliver all mechanical, electrical and information communication technology (ICT) services for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s new clinical building. 
 17 Apr 2009

ACE warns: Scottish government must act to avoid construction meltdown

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), has urged the Scottish government to take decisive action to stave off a potential meltdown in the Scottish construction sector this summer. 
 17 Apr 2009

First batch of BEST candidates get certificates

Skills Pay, the Train to Gain scheme run by Building Engineering Services Training (BEST) has seen its first batch of candidates become certificated by City & Guilds for NVQ level 3 and NVQ level 2 in Heating and Ventilating (industrial and commercial) Gas. 
 17 Apr 2009

London street reveals gas safety nightmares

Gas Safe Register may have gone live this month, but Gas Safe experts visiting residents of one London street were greeted with unsafe gas appliances a great deal of ignorance when it came to gas safety awareness. 
 16 Apr 2009

Buckley Joins Faber Maunsell | AECOM

Faber Maunsell | AECOM has appointed of Rob Buckley as sustainable design director. 
 15 Apr 2009

Moves to simplify health and safety take effect

The health and safety laws should be easier to understand and comply with from this month. 
 15 Apr 2009

ACE urges members to lobby MPs about construction investment

Leading construction industry business association, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), has urged its member firms write to their local MPs in a bid to prompt the government into supporting the construction industry with increased investment in infrastructure projects and the built and natural environment. 
 15 Apr 2009

New consortia gets green light for Diploma places

Schools minister Jim Knight announced this month that 57 new consortia – groups of employers, schools, colleges and training providers – have been given the green light to offer places on the Diploma in Construction and Built Environment (C&BE) from September 2010. 
 15 Apr 2009

Poisoned girl's story told in Gas Safe Register video

From April 2009, the Gas Safe Register replaced Corgi as the register of approved gas engineers in the UK and a new video about the importance of the scheme is out now. 
 15 Apr 2009

Riello fired up about new hire

Burner specialist Riello have promoted employee Bernard Dawson to the new role of technical sales director. 
 14 Apr 2009

Henderson Green moves to grow team

Engineering consultancy Henderson Green is expanding by relocating to larger period premises and bringing new staff on board. 
 9 Apr 2009

ABS London secures £1.5m m&e contract

M&E contractor ABS London has scooped a £1.5m project to refurbish an office development in the capital. 
 9 Apr 2009

Abbott joins Faber Maunsell

Phil Abbott has joined Faber Maunsell | AECOM as associate director within its Acoustics division. 
 7 Apr 2009

Balfour Kilpatrick works on UK's largest wind farm

Balfour Kilpatrick has secured an m&e contract to work on the largest onshore wind farm in the UK. 
 7 Apr 2009

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries buys M&E firm

Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe (MPSE), a subsidiary of MHI, has bought Belgium m&e firm Maintenance Partners. 
 6 Apr 2009

BSS buys Direct Heating Spares for £5.7m

The BSS Group (BSS), a leading distributor to specialist trades, has acquired Direct Heating Spares (DHS) from the Gough family for £5.7m. 
 3 Apr 2009
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