View Full Version : London Olympics construction contracts

11-01-2010, 04:50 PM
Not sure if it's the weather but everywhere i look in the building trade it seems like a ghost town at the moment, no really decent contracts kicking off it seems apart from the Olympics in London, but they seem to have been scaled right down from some of the original plans it seems.
Did anyone on this forum get a sniff at the Olympics contracts ?

11-01-2010, 06:40 PM
Did anyone on this forum get a sniff at the Olympics contracts ?

Nope I didnt even try. It seems all the good work is abroad at the moment.

11-01-2010, 07:00 PM
I think the foreigners have the work for the Olympics sewn up. There are some good paying jobs out there. They are just hard to find. The top paying jobs usually have established jointers that have worked for the company for quite a while, so they are reluctant to try new tapers in case they are crap.

11-01-2010, 09:11 PM
i am happy to go abroad to work, well europe anyway so if anyone has any contacts its better than sitting at home twiddling your thumbs

secret squirrel
14-01-2010, 05:18 PM
I have given some budget rates today to a customer and as I typed I thought that's cheap.

Last week gave a guy a price for some work 28k - said he was looking to pay 9k :(

Think is I have been there done that on the sort of job he wants and it is going to cost him 28k