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A preference for Balfour Beatty

As a global construction and services group, Balfour Beatty can direct its energies to those sectors that are showing the most growth, whether it's winning a civil engineering project in Hong Kong or work in Australia's mining sector. This ability to concentrate on the world's hot spots is paying off. And, despite a fall in orders on the UK construction side, more business secured elsewhere has kept the order book strong at £15.2bn. Work continues to come in, with a £230m contract secured earlier this month to renovate or build 3,268 homes on four military bases in the US.

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By Jonas Crosland,
15 March 2012

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