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Call for continuity for collapsed Carillion projects

Royal Liverpool Hospital rescue

With the government announcing that public sector funding will rescue the £335 million Royal Liverpool Hospital in addition to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Birmingham, it came with the positive news that using existing construction contractors is high on the agenda. Aidan Kehoe, Chief Executive at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals commented: “The trust intends to continue working with the existing construction contractors involved, so that the construction finishes as soon as possible, maximising the value for money of...

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Bar Codes In Construction Survey

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Bar codes in Construction! Here at Zone Manager we want to know how you are using bar codes within the construction industry. Are they something you are utilising? Are they beneficial and how can we help you get the most from them when using Zone Manager?       Click here to read more about Barcodes in Construction. We've created a short survey and we would value your input to help us shape future product developments that will work for you....

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Zone Manager getting you out of the Congestion Jam

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Such is the concern about the potential local environmental impacts of major construction projects that the UK government has published a specific framework for the assessment, control and management for matters such as construction traffic that will be necessary during construction of the schemes such as HS2. And it’s a concern that site managers often share. Managing contractors, sub-contractors and deliveries arriving at site can be worry enough without throwing into that the concerns voiced by local residents about congestion,...

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Building momentum on firm foundations

With uncertainty surrounding the completion date of the new £335m Royal Liverpool Hospital, it is no surprise that the companies overseeing Carillion’s liquidation have adopted a vow of silence on the subject. Yes, it is no surprise to anyone that the scheduled opening for 2018 will be a challenge but they are indeed challenging times for the construction industry. Without sounding unrealistically optimistic, surely the wealth of experience and knowledge that sub-contractors have on these projects could collectively help rescue...

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The price subcontractors are paying for the Carillion crisis

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With up to 30,000 SME’s within the Carillion supply chain being at risk of not being paid, it appears that sub-contractors are the ones who will literally pay the price for this crisis sweeping the construction industry. With a government bailout seemingly out of the question, it appears to be anyone’s guess as to whether current projects will be completed let alone if subcontractors will receive payment. What is apparent is that there are many questions still to answer and...

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