Tuesday21 October 2014


New Scotland Yard site

Construction to be hit by weak economic outlook, says Experian

21 Oct 14

Experian downgrades construction output forecasts, citing weak consumer spending and earnings growth

Newport station, Galliford Try

Galliford Try chairman steps down

21 Oct 14

Outgoing chief executive Greg Fitzgerald steps up to executive chairman, as search for new CEO continues

Everyman Theatre

Stirling Prize winner slams UK procurement

21 Oct 14

Architect Steve Tompkins says UK system freezes out young practices and reveals Haworth Tompkins is targeting international work


Lead times July-Sept 2014

Lead times: July-September 2014

20 Oct 14

Although there are only four trades reporting an increase in lead times this quarter, there are 10 trades that anticipate increases in the next six months


Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, by Haworth Tompkins

Stirling Prize-winning Everyman Theatre

17 Oct 14

Haworth Tompkins’ ambitious rebuild in glorious detail

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Model by BIMTechnologies

CPD 30 2014: Ensuring data accuracy on BIM projects

The latest module in our CPD series considers the importance of consistent, accurate data in the BIM process, and the key role played by manufacturers in providing it. This module is sponsored by British Gypsum

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Lydia Eva

Designing for dementia

13 Oct 14

A pioneering scheme in Norfolk shows how care homes can be adapted to the complex needs of people with dementia


Lighting accessories

What to specify: M&E

6 Oct 14

This week’s M&E products include a video fire detection system that has been installed at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight hangar, and a new heating system for the Humberside Police HQ in Hull

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

Sketch of the week

SOTW 1710

Sketch of the week: Rothenburg market square

17 Oct 14

This week’s sketch is by Bryan Avery, principal of Avery Associates Architects.


Top 150 consultants 2014

Top 150 consultants 2014: Let the good times roll

17 Oct 14

There’s an upbeat mood in this year’s Top 150 consultants survey with strong growth and jobs being created. It’s now just a matter of finding the staff to keep it going


Toy house

Always read the label: Home performance labelling

16 Oct 14

The amount of consumer information for home buyers is pitiful, but now a pilot project will test what better home performance labelling might look like in practice


Brick laying

Online poll: Funding training

16 Oct 14

Do you think the government should continue with the industry levy used to fund training in trade skills? Vote here


Agenda 15 draft manifesto cover

Agenda 15 draft manifesto

22 Sep 14

Building’s draft manifesto for construction for the next parliament is now online for consultation here - and we want you to let us know what you think


barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

18 Sep 14

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for September is now available to download



Hansom: Known unknowns

17 Oct 14

The year 2014 is an unnerving place - nobody’s sure how many chimneys Battersea Power Station has, Bob the Builder has the face of a child, and an app can summon hordes to your door to devour your leftovers


Helen Gough

Recruitment for the future

20 Oct 14 | By Helen Gough

We need to have access to the widest range of people possible to ensure we have all the skills we need

Laurence Cobb

When is a building not a building?

20 Oct 14 | By Laurence Cobb

Defining what is a building – or more specifically a construction operation – is not as easy as you think

Sarah Richardson

Balfour Beatty's chance

17 Oct 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Could new chief executive Leo Quinn be the right person to breathe new life into the firm?

Ike Ijeh

Stirling Prize winner harnesses new city pride

17 Oct 14 | By Ike Ijeh

Ike Ijeh on what the victory of Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre in Liverpool means for architecture

Nick Raynsford

Expect the unexpected

17 Oct 14 | By Nick Raynsford

The really exciting thing about next May’s general election is how unpredictable it is. But there is one thing you can be sure of: the outcome matters for construction

Chan D'Souza and Adam Colenso

Turning the light off

17 Oct 14 | By Chan D'Souza and Adam Colenso

Goldman Sachs’ proposed headquarters is being hindered by two right to light disputes. But should the City of London Corporation use its powers to override these rights?

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