Uk Construction Activity Inches Off Six-year High In September, Jobs Strong – Pmi

Straits Construction Receives Grant from Ministry of National Development

“Construction is no longer the weakest link in the UK economy,” said Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit. “The third quarter of 2013 ended with output growth riding high amid greater spending on infrastructure projects and resurgent house building activity,” he said. Optimism was also up, with 51 percent expecting output would rise over the next 12 months and only 9 percent of respondents predicting a fall, the highest level of confidence since August 2010. Employers created jobs for the fourth straight month. “Having been in the doldrums for so long, builders are using this renewal as a platform to invest, with employment seeing the most dramatic upturn in close to six years,” said David Noble, chief executive at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. PMI data on Tuesday showed Britain’s manufacturing activity grew at a slower rate than expected in September, but also showed that employment picking up. The Bank of England is keeping a close eye on the UK labour market, having said that it would not consider raising record-low interest rates until the jobless rate falls to 7 percent.

“CMiC’s software offers great potential for further business expansion and growth with our own affiliated companies and this was a key consideration by the Singapore Building and Construction Authority,” says Sri Ganesh, Senior Project Manager at Straits Construction. Straits will receive government funding for the project to compensate for implementing CMiC software. This is the first of its kind for a CMiC product and a milestone in the East Asian market. As the industry becomes increasingly competitive and to some degree, commoditized, CMiC has developed new thinking and solutions, highlighting how businesses can move from ‘legacy to leading edge’ in a cost-effective manner enabling them to enhance the customer experience across multiple channels. “For CMiC this is great news. This further proves that integrating a company’s project oriented processes into one ERP solution pays dividends in productivity gains for a construction company like Straits, in one of our emerging markets,” says Gord Rawlins, President at CMiC.

Construction continues at Austin Aquarium

We are pleased to provide the financing for their first solar energy projects. A traditional fossil-fueled facility in Massachusetts producing an equivalent amount of electric energy as expected from the combined Warren and Millbury solar projects would consume over 45,000 barrels of oil or over 13,000 tons of coal per year. The renewable power produced by First Winds solar projects will be the equivalent of decreasing carbon dioxide emissions by over 19,000 tons annually or the equivalent of removing 3,600 cars from the road, according to the Environmental Protection Agencys (U.S. EPA) Emissions and Generation Resource Integrated Database (E-GRID). The combined solar projects are expected to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 3,100 Massachusetts homes. Construction on the Warren and Millbury projects is being led by Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., one of the nations leading designers and installers of commercial and utility solar power systems. Construction began on the projects earlier this month and all four project sites should be completed and operating by June 2014. The Warren and Millbury projects are the first solar projects that are part of the First Wind Solar Group.

Primoris Subsidiary James Construction Group Announces New Contract Work Valued at over $100 Million

The Covino family has been the center of a Humane Society investigation inPortland after nearly 200 animals died in their aquarium there. They also own an aquarium in Idaho. At the site of the aquarium in Austin, the family has already been plagued by protests and problems. As opening day gets closer, they tell KVUEthey want the public to see how they’re building this facility every step of the way. Everything’s been 100 percent legal and on schedule, said head engineer Peter Covino, whose sons own the aquarium. City permits decorate the outside doors.

First Wind Starts Construction on Massachusetts-based Solar Projects

The new contracts and work authorizations were secured by James Construction Group, a Primoris subsidiary and part of the East Construction Services segment. James Construction Groups Industrial and Infrastructure/Maintenance groups teamed together to secure new contract work related to significant expansions at two industrial facilities in south Louisiana. The projects involve the construction of major new nitrogen and ammonia plants along with the relocation and erection of a methane reformer. All of the work should be substantially complete by the end of 2014. ABOUT PRIMORIS Founded in 1946, Primoris, through various subsidiaries, has grown to become one of the largest construction service enterprises in the United States.


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