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Australia is busy!

Infrastructure in Australia is booming, where a busy construction disputes and arbitration hub is evolving. There seems to be a global shortage of good delay analysts who have made the move from traditional planning-based careers.…

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UK Construction Jobs and outlook for 2023

While the vacancies I am working on change daily, I thought it might be of interest to present some key job roles that I am currently working on and explain why they are so exciting to me and to the candidates that I will be recruiting into these roles.…

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Quantum Claims and Disputes Job Opportunities in the UK

The demand for quantity surveyors, cost consultants, project managers, engineers and planners to specialise within quantum and delay construction disputes appears insatiable.…

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Career Paths from Construction Planning to Delay Analyst Employment

This article focuses on the Engineering or Planning route to becoming a specialised Delay Analyst or Forensic Planner within construction disputes.…

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Industry News

Mott leads the way in government consultancy

An analysis of public sector spending on consultants last year puts Mott MacDonald at the top of the charts for construction consultants.

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 7 February, 11:34

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Besix-ECB JV wins €167m Brazilian port development contract

Portonave, the Brazilian subsidiary of Swiss container terminal operator Terminal Investment Ltd (TIL) has awarded a €167m (£150m) port improvement contract to a joint venture of Besix and local firm Empresa Construtora Brasil (ECB).

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 7 February, 10:56

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Chopper lifts alpine crane

Contractors building a new cable car station and educational centre high in the French alps have used a helicopter to assemble the project’s flat-top tower crane.

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 7 February, 10:29

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Nottingham contractor in administration

Nottingham-based Dako Construction Limited has fallen into administration after just five years of trading.

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 7 February, 08:26

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VolkerFitzpatrick to restore Portishead rail link

Network Rail has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick as the primary contractor for the restoration of the Bristol-Portishead rail link in Somerset.

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 7 February, 08:06

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