Austerity road – the cracks are showing

For the past few years may local councils have found themselves under pressure to the point where budget cuts and other austerity measures have been implemented to try reduce budget deficits. While financially this may seem to be the most prudent course of action, it is not without implications. The demand for infrastructure and related…

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Commuters and contractors affected as government cuts roadworks funding

Londoners may soon find they are in for a bumpy ride commuting on London’s highway network. This after the joint venture between Colas, VolkerHighways and AECOM (CVU) recently announced that they will be quitting their eight year contract with Transport for London (TfL) three years early. Billion Pound contract loses its shine In 2013 CVU…

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New opportunities for contractors in Highways England’s RIP

Industry reports reveal that as it reaches its budget limits (estimated to happen by December 2018) Highways England’s Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF) will be scrapped. The programme which was launched in 2014 with the objective of managing contracts relating to road maintenance and enhancements on roads in the UK, will then be replaced with the…

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What do you need to move into top management?

Traditionally senior roles are filled by those who hold MBA’s or university degrees combined with a depth of on-the-job industry experience. It’s rare for a director or CEO to be without such a qualification. In fact in the UK, less than 2% of top management got there without a university degree, ether in engineering or…

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