QSi News

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28/7/2017Dublin's Construction Sector Hits 16-Year HighStrongest RateThe pace of growth in the construction sector in Dublin is at its strongest in 16 years. Expansion in economic activity, business and employment has also been seen across the country, it has been claimed.News Link
28/7/2017Amec Foster Wheeler To Lead UK Government's Nuclear Reactor Research£2.9m ContractThe contract was awarded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, which also sponsors Innovate UK, which recently awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a contract to carry out research into manufacturing and materials technologies for the civil nuclear sector.News Link
28/7/2017£50m College of Art Contract Out for TenderTwo Stage Tender ProcessThe Royal College of Art has started the hunt for a contractor to build its new south London student campus in Battersea.News Link
28/7/2017CIC Publishes Guide to Adjudication in IrelandEssentiual Steps to AdjudicationThe Users’ Guide to Adjudication: Ireland covers cases conducted under the Construction Contracts Act 2013. When introduced in other jurisdictions, adjudication has quickly come to dominate construction industry alternative dispute resolution, pointed out CIC.News Link
27/7/2017Australian Construction BoomMore Construction Personnel NeededProject managers, construction managers and contract administrators are in massive demand as the home building boom has seen the construction sector in Australia increase its headcount by almost 70,000, a new report from Hayes suggests.News Link
25/7/2017Professional Bodies Launch Global Cost-Comparison ToolNew International Construction Measurement StandardsA global coalition of 45 organisations has launched a new system designed to reduce construction risk by improving the comparison of project costs.News Link
25/7/2017Better Workplace Design Could add £20bn to GDPArup Commissioned ReportMore thoughtfully designed workplaces, centred around people’s needs, could improve performance and help tackle the UK’s productivity gap, found the study by researchers from Imperial College London in partnership with Atkins. Applying design thinking to boost workplace productivity by 5% to 8% could contribute up to £20 billion to the country's GDP.News Link
25/7/2017SME Growth Slows17th Consecutive Quarter of GrowthThe small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) section of the construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, but at a slower rate than the first three months of the year, according to a Federation of Master Builders (FMB) trade survey.News Link
25/7/2017Construction "Heading for Disaster" Warns CCS Carillion's Problems Highlight Industry's Financial FrailtyIn a letter to the Financial Times, Rudi Klein, head of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group,has warned that construction is “heading for disaster” unless major contractors change their working practices.News Link
25/7/2017Wrexham Power Station Gets Go Ahead£300m Gas Fired Power StationDeveloper Wrexham Power, a joint venture between Glenfinnan and St. Modwen, has gained the green light from the Planning Inspectorate to build the new plant at Kingmoor Park South on the town’s industrial estate.News Link
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