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MOD east region bidders to be whittled down by half

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has begun the tendering process with 10 shortlisted companies for the first of its regional framework arrangements for construction projects on the Defence estate.

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Specialist brought in as rain CRASHES down on Olympics broadcast centre roof

Britain's wet summer has brought an Olympic windfall for a British company. Recent heavy rain revealed that the metal roof of the 4,500 tonne steel structure located within the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, and recently opened by Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, creates too much noise and vibration when the heavens open. The 24-hour media hub, home for some 20,000 broadcasters, journalists and photographers, will be bringing the games to an estimated four-billion people.

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Legacy systems prevent one in four UK businesses from achieving ‘Agile’ IT efficiencies

More than one in four (27 percent) UK businesses are unable to take advantage of new agile infrastructure that can scale their IT function to meet the evolving needs of their organisations, because they are constrained by existing legacy systems, according to a new study released today by global management consultancy and outsourcing company, Accenture.

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Grade A office space availability diminishes

Tenant demand for office space from professional and financial services occupiers is showing signs of growth across UK regional cities, according to CBRE, the international commercial real estate services firm. Despite the UK's return to recession in the first half of the year, CBRE's Regional Offices Marketview reveals that this improvement is due to a diminishing supply of available prime space, as well as a significant number of occupiers facing lease expiration in 2014/2015, and who are now beginning to consider alternative office accommodation as a result.

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Accent Peerless extends repairs contract with Lovell

Housing association Accent Peerless has extended its

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Government appoints chief procurement officer

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, has announced the appointment of Bill Crothers as the Government's new Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). The position has been given a broadened job remit covering a range of commercial as well as procurement responsibilities.

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Businesses stocking up for the Games

New research shows the majority of businesses in central London and around Games venues (59 per cent) are considering ways to reduce deliveries during the London 2012 Games. According to a survey of 1,000 businesses, more than a third (37 per cent) are considering stocking up on non-perishable goods, such as stationery, in advance of the Games.

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Mila Maintenance wins new contract at Birmingham Airport

Mila Maintenance has once again been awarded the contract to install acoustic ventilator units in properties affected by aircraft noise around Birmingham Airport.

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TfL installs green wall at The Mermaid to trap harmful pollutants

An innovative green wall has been installed at The Mermaid, in Blackfriars to help reduce harmful pollution. The 120 metre squared wall is made up of 15 plant varieties designed to reduce locally generated pollution, particularly from nearby busy roads.

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Definitive study to determine true value of copper on hospital infection prevention

Hospital-acquired infections are a huge public health burden and hospital environments play a key role in harbouring potentially deadly bacteria such as E. coli, C. difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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