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The race for a £485m Environment Agency deal to maintain and improve flood defences along the River Thames is down to two bidders.

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Mark Carne has come in with high aspirations and plans to challenge the status quo.

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IUK chief: Use UK Guarantees 'while you still can'

Infrastructure UK chief executive Geoffrey Spence has urged construction clients to make the most of the Treasury’s flagship funding support initiative while it lasts.

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CH2M Hill has announced it will cut 1,200 jobs worldwide as part of a major restructuring programme.

Contractor chosen for final 'speedy' road pilot

Costain has been appointed to upgrade the M1 J28 to 31 and J32 to 35a in deals worth around £125m.

Brookfield Multiplex heads August contractor league as Kier extends annual lead

Brookfield Multiplex has taken top spot in August’s contractor league table thanks to a £200m office and retail scheme in London’s Leicester Square.

Exclusive: Four leaders depart Shepherd Construction in reshuffle

Three more senior staff have left Shepherd Construction after managing director Phil Greer’s departure last week, Construction News understands.

Exclusive: Network Rail CEO slams rail safety record

Exclusive: Indirectly employed staff will be banned from managing safety on Britain’s rail infrastructure as Network Rail’s chief executive described workforce safety at his organisation and its contractors as “unacceptable”.

Carillion and Balfour leaders part ways from logistics firm

Carillion’s group finance director has resigned as non-executive director of logistics firm Wincanton, which is also chaired by Balfour Beatty boss Steve Marshall.

Mouchel appoints new director in the Middle East

International business services and infrastructure group Mouchel has appointed Andrew Bannister as regional commercial director for the Middle East.

ISG builds Sainsbury's first store to use BIM

ISG is working on the first scheme by supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to use building information modelling.

Billington makes spending plans as profits triple

Steel specialist Billington is considering acquisitions after reporting large increases in profits and cash.

HS2 urges firms to bid for £10bn in contracts

Regional firms across the country are being urged to bid for more than £10bn worth of contracts to build the first phase of high speed 2.

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Construction News front cover 12 September 2014

Construction News digital edition – 12 September 2014

In an exclusive interview, Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne slams rail safety performance and tells contractors that the rail operator will be making radical changes to improve an “unacceptable” incident record; ISG aims to lift its UK construction profit margin above 1 per cent in 2015 after reporting a pre-tax profit loss in its results to June 2014; and analysis of which sectors and regions in the UK are demanding skills right now.