Spanish developer falls with €2.3bn debt – Times Online

November 30, 2008,AEST

Times Online reports ”The crisis in the Spanish construction sector claimed another victim yesterday as the country’s fifth biggest property development company went into administration. Promociones Habitat said it had financial commitments of up to €2.3 billion (£1.93 billion).” [SOURCE: | Read More

Big 5 ends on a high note

November 30, 2008,AEST

As The Big 5, the Middle East’s biggest trade fair for the building and construction sector, drew to a close on the 27 November 2008, the organisers reported in excess of 57,000 visitors over the five day event – a | Read More

Firms laying off staff – Editorial

November 29, 2008,AEST

Consulting (architecture, landscape, engineering) Firms across the global are starting to lay people off with some firms trying to hold out until after Christmas or New Year. In the USA firms reports from Seattle Times, Daily Journal of Commerce(Portland) report hard times | Read More

Stantec purchases Jacques Whitford

November 25, 2008,AEST

“North American design firm Stantec announced today it has offered to acquire Jacques Whitford, an environmental consulting services firm with more than 1,700 employees and 40 offices principally in Canada. The company’s trailing twelve month gross revenue is approximately C$230.0 | Read More

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