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2011 Volume 1 Issue 8
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 • Seddon and Viaduct Housing Partnership building for the future.


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 • Snorkel UK Appoints PLP Lift Trucks As Regional Dealer
 • A-Plant to Merge Lion Trackhire and Eve under New Name
 • Lendlease have renewed their framework agreement with Human Recognition Systems.
 • RPS Appointed for GWR Exeter Depot Expansion

 

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Bachy Soletanche finishes third phase of Reading Station piling

Thames Estuary Airport - A proposal worth fast tacking

No flight of fancy...

13 Painting of the Forth Bridge completed

Cat dozer and pipelayers

4 Editorial Comment

Government continues to make positive soundbites about infrastructure investments and then reneges by putting projects on hold.

5 Out & About

  • Bachy Soletanche finishes third phase of Reading Station piling
  • GGR Groups cladding lifter deliver at new London landmark
  • New Computer Technology For Costain
  • Vibro Projects and Menard form new company in the UK
  • Barry Wood takes new Bell wheeled loaders on board
  • Snorkel shows a different application for scissor lifts
  • Doosan and Leach Lewis Celebrate Great First Year
  • Landscaping supplies company remains loyal to the Kramer Brand

10 Thames Estuary Airport - A proposal worth fast tracking

A lot has been written about an alternative to continued investment in an already outdated and overcrowded Heathrow airport. They can add extra runways, but for any who frequently uses the airport, they will see, by comparison, that it is well past its sell by date.

11“No flight of fancy...”

Statement by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

13 Painting of the Forth Bridge completed

The iconic structure is now scaffold-free for the first time in over a decade as repair and repainting programme draws to a close.

16 Waiting use JCBs to ensure rapid river crossing for pipeline project

18 Major Thames Water Tunnel works begin

20 Delivering on a promise secures order for 2nd loader at Singleton Birch

CONSTRUCTION NEWS - ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

22 Mix messages from all sides


Site Equipment - What’s New

  • Cat dozer and pipelayers
  • JCB new engines
  • Komatsu excavator arrives in Europe
  • New small trailer from Humbaur
  • Tower Light new LED lighting towers
  • Skysiren access platform safety device
 

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