Construction Enquirer



  • Eagle New Energy specialise in the supply and installation of Photovoltaic systems.
  • As part of our on-going expansion programme we are looking for solar PV installation companies to work with us.
  • Your team will have previous experience and category 2 asbestos training would be an advantage.
  • Operatives will ideally have either PASMA or IPAF training and you will need to work within East Anglia and the London area on mainly commercial projects.
  • For further details or to apply please contact Charlotte Adams, Business Development Manager via email to charlotte.adams@eaglenewenergy.co.uk


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Southampton £34m ferry terminal approved



  • £35m terminal will be built at the Trafalgar Dock

    Plans to build a new ferry terminal for Red Funnel in Southampton have got the green light.

  • The facilities are to be moved from Town Quay to the Eastern Docks to make way for a £450m waterfront development, due to go before planners in August.
  • Red Funnel plans to build the £35m ferry terminal at the Trafalgar Dock to improve links with the Isle of White.
  • It will include a four-deck car park above the marshalling yard to replace existing surface parking and car storage

    Kevin George, CEO at Red Funnel, said: “We’re delighted that the plans have been approved.

    “This is a major step for Red Funnel in terms of delivering the first part of the Solent Gateways scheme alongside the proposals for East Cowes, which are also being progressed.”


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Burns’ Down still under construction



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    Whether a team has a new manager or one in their third or fourth season, the Dr McKenna Cup will always see a flurry of new faces. Éamonn Burns has given county debuts to a number of Down players in the last few weeks.

  • Last week’s win over St Mary’s in their final Dr McKenna Cup match was their first victory since defeating Laois last April to secure promotion from Division Two.
  • Forwards Gareth Johnson (Tullylish) and Seán Dornan (Castlewellan) got on the scoresheet during the McKenna Cup, while Ballyholland’s Joe Murphy added some physical presence to the attacking department.
  • When we speak, he’s working in Bangor; he could be anywhere around the country, any day of the week he admits.
  • It’s the sort of life Cavan manager Terry Hyland said recently is becoming less and less conducive to an inter-county career. But with the construction industry picking up, so too are the opportunities for the 25-year-old Down forward.


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22 Construction workers injured as slab of under-construction building collapses



  • Initially these injured construction workers were rushed to the Primary Health Centre in Mauda where they received preliminary treatment.
  • Nagpur (Mauda): In what could be mentioned as unfortunate especially on a festive day, the slab of an under-construction building collapsed and fell on the construction workers working on the site on January 15, 2016.
  • Nearly 22 workers were trapped in the debris of the collapsed slab.
  • The Police, Fire and other departments of the district administration swung into action and retrieved every construction worker from the debris.
  • However, Medical Officer of Casualty Ward Dr Vaneeta Bokade added that no worker is critical but are being treated for minor injuries, abrasions, lesions etc. . .


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New 4-lane Road to be Constructed



  • The road will be constructed in the areas that fall under the limits of Kochi Corporation and Thrikakkkara Municipality.
  • Out of the total project cost, Rs 270 crore will be set aside for meeting land acquisition cost.
  • The expected cost for the construction of the road including two large bridges and one small bridge is estimated at Rs 412 crore.
  • As per the plan, in the first phase, work will be carried out at the stretch between Seaport Airport Road and Arakkakadavu, where land acquisition is comparatively easier.
  • KOCHI: A new four-lane Road will be constructed from Seaport-Airport Road in Thrikkakkara to connect it with Chakkarapparambu in the NH. The work will be implemented in a phase-to-phase manner and the administrative decision in this regard is likely to be taken soon.


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Forest land not defined but MCG builds Jharsa dam wall



  • Gurgaon: Despite repeated complaints from local residents, illegal encroachment on forest land on both sides of the 150-year-old Jharsa dam to build a wall continues unabated.
  • During the tenure of the previous MCG commissioner, the MCG had started the beautification of Jharsa dam in Sector 15 (I) in coordination with the forest department.The project included removal of encroachment, plantation and construction of a five-foot-high wall on both sides of the dam.
  • MCG commissioner T L Satyaprakash said he has ordered an immediate end to construction failing which action would be taken.
  • “If there is any illegal construction, it will be removed and no government land in the area would be left unattended for encroachment,” he said..
  • The MCG has ordered an immediate halt to construction of the wall and wait for forest land to be demarcated.Locals say the construction of the wall is going on at the behest of some influential people who want to use the forest land as parking space and kitchen garden, leaving a big chunk of land vulnerable to encroachment.One resident alleged that constructing a wall on both sides of the Jharsa dam without proper demarcation would mean validating the encroachment.


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Graham Construction secures £6.3m contract on Higgs centre



  • The Higgs Centre for Innovation will be built at the Royal Observatory in the city.
  • HILLSBOROUGH based building firm Graham Construction has secured a £6.3 million to build a space centre in Edinburgh named after renowned particle scientist Peter Higgs.
  • The space centre is just the latest in Scotland.
  • The new Higgs centre in Edinburgh will focus on space and big data technologies and the whole scheme will cost £12m when fitting out is complete.
  • Last month, Graham completed a £10m primary school in Fort William for the Highland Council.


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London has most expensive construction costs in Europe, second in the world



  • The International Construction Costs Index published by Arcadis, analyses the relative costs of construction across 44 major cities, and also shows a crucial imbalance in London’s expensive construction market.
  • London is the most expensive city in Europe and the second most expensive city worldwide in which to build, according to an index from a global design and consultancy business.
  • At the other end the least expensive cities for construction are Taipei, Bangalore, Bangkok, Kula Lumpur, Ho Chi Min, Bucharest, Prague, Sarajevo, Sofia and Jakarta.
  • Overall the top city is New York, with Hong Kong in third place followed by Geneva and Macau.
  • Cost premiums in the top cities range from 40% to 60% in comparison with other European counterparts.


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Britain’s construction sector stages recovery



  • A rise in house building activity and commercial work has helped drag Britain’s construction sector back from a seven-month low.
  • However, the report cautioned that the overall rate of expansion remained slightly weaker than seen on average over this period.
  • The survey noted that UK construction firms had ended 2015 with a “robust” level of overall business activity, adding that commercial building increased on the back of improving UK economic conditions, leading to new orders.
  • Housing activity also showed strong growth, picking up from a 29-month low in November.
  • IHS Global Insight economist Howard Archer said it was a “reassuring survey”.


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Pictures depict progress on the new Forth bridge (From Herald Scotland)



  • Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure Keith Brown said: “It seems a long time since 2011 when construction work on the bridge began.
  • “During 2015 the progress in building the new bridge has been much more noticeable to passers-by the higher above the water the bridge has grown.
  • Now entering its final year of construction, Scotland’s latest engineering wonder has been taking shape over the Firth of Forth.
  • The Frame the Bridge campaign also launched in 2015, with people being encouraged to send in pictures of themselves or family and friends with the bridge works in the background.
  • “It’s very clear the progress that is being made as we look forward to 2016 and the final year of construction.”


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