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Costain puts legacy problem contracts in the past

Costain puts legacy problem contracts in the past

Engineering solutions provider Costain has reported a 13 per cent increase in pre-tax profits despite legacy problem contracts in the waste sector. Half-year pre-tax profits rose to £11.3 million and underlying operating profit jumped 21 per cent to £15.8m after a strong performance at the infrastructure division. Group revenue surged ahead 27 per cent to £794m in(…)

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Minister meets young people working on Graham Construction project

Minister meets young people working on Graham Construction project

Scotland’s minister for employability and training Jamie Hepburn MSP heard from the future of the country’s building industry as he visited a Graham Construction project in Glasgow city centre yesterday. Mr Hepburn met and chatted with nine young people who are working on Graham’s Bath Street student accommodation development – a £20.2 million purpose-built building(…)

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Chap funds summer studentship at RGU

Chap funds summer studentship at RGU

A final year architecture student at Robert Gordon University (RGU) is currently spending three months researching low carbon affordable housing thanks to a summer studentship funded by the Chap Group. Valentin Dolhan, 25, will use the studentship to investigate energy efficient housing under the supervision of RGU lecturer, Professor Gokay Deveci, an internationally renowned expert(…)

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Building Briefs – August 24th

Building Briefs – August 24th

New Orkney care facility plans to go on display Architects plans for the new St Peter’s House in the Orkney Islands are to go on display on Thursday, 25 August, for two weeks. The plans by Glasgow-based Young and Gault Architects are to replace the current 32-bed facility with a modern 40-bed one at Garson(…)

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Collapsed firms delay Edinburgh’s £150m Sick Kids hospital

Collapsed firms delay Edinburgh’s £150m Sick Kids hospital

The opening of a £150 million hospital in Edinburgh has been delayed by at least six months after construction firms entered administration and provisional liquidation. IHS Lothian Ltd, the consortium building the £150m Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, has informed NHS Lothian that they are reviewing the construction timetable for(…)

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