Civil Engineering Contractors Association

Early engagement imperative for success of South West infrastructure projects

Civil engineering contractors in the South West are calling for early industry engagement in the infrastructure projects unveiled by government to enable local companies to invest in appropriate skills and innovation. Alan Taylor, Executive Director of Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) for the South West, welcomed the recent announcements, but highlighted the role of industry in bringing the plans to fruition and ensuring cost-effective project delivery. Mr Taylor commented: “Our members have been pushing for greater certainty around infrastructure investment for many years...

Hopeful signs for civil contractors in the South and South West

Civil engineering contractors detect signs of a modest turnaround in their fortunes in the fourth quarter of 2012.

After two consecutive quarters of clear decline, members of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) are now equally split between those whose workload is declining and those for whom it is increasing.

Less good news is that members’ order books show a second consecutive decline for the quarter. There were 5% more firms reporting declining orders than increasing orders.

CECA Southern Executive Director Alan Taylor said: “This survey shows a...

The 8 Secrets of Happiness, a 9 week course

Event Date: 
21/02/2013 - 7:30pm
Palace Gate Centre, South Street, Exeter

Happiness…..“Is a warm puppy” according to Lucy in Charles M.Schulz’s “Peanuts” cartoon strip.

Ken Dodd had a hit singing : ‘Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess, I thank the Lord I've been blessed with more than my share of happiness.’ One of the key verses in his song says: ‘ A wise old man told me one time. Happiness is a frame of mind. When you go to measuring my success. Don't count my money count my happiness.’

What‘s your definition of happiness? Is it a personal frame of mind, is it just being content with life or is it something much wider and...