Sunday01 May 2016


Three of four blacklisting victims groups settle out of court

29 Apr 16

Union Unite is ‘last man standing’ in High Court case set for 9 May

David Lawther

ISG boss steps down two months after takeover

29 Apr 16

Offer goes unconditional as US investor seeks to take UK contractor private


Laing O'Rourke reaches close on delayed PF2 schools

29 Apr 16

Financial close finally reached on £120m Yorkshire schools batch, almost a year later than planned

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool

CPD 10 2016: ISO 9001 compliance and BIM

28 Apr 16

 This CPD will focus on ISO 9001 and on how firms can ensure their quality management systems are compliant as they become BIM Level 2 ready. It is sponsored by Newforma


What to specify: Water products

20 Apr 16

This week’s products include an indoor terrazzo fountain designed for an Italian restaurant in London, and Westminster City council installs a shower pump in an apartment block designed for the elderly and less able


Lead times: Jan - Mar 2016

25 Apr 16

After a period of increase due to heavier workloads, lead times seem to be levelling off. But fit-out and finishing trades are still in hot demand



Gender pay gap: Levelling the field

19 Apr 16

New legislation will mean firms have to publish how much both male and female employees are paid. Will this be the end of the gender pay gap?


Aquatics Centre

A sensational career

Building’s architectural correspondent Ike Ijeh pays tribute to Zaha Hadid



Gathering evidence

22 Apr 16

Building’s recent debate on evidence-based design identified post-occupancy evaluation as a crucial part of the process. Building looks at the issue in more detail


Image of the week

Image of the week: 'Her legacy lives on ...'

29 Apr 16

A poster showing the late Zaha Hadid fixed onto the under-construction Opus building in Dubai


Sketch High Court India

Sketch of the week: Law court in India

29 Apr 16

This week’s sketch is by Shashank Jain, senior environmental consultant at ChapmanBDSP


London Wall Place development

London Wall Place: High suspense

29 Apr 16

The construction team working on London Wall Place have extended the usable space of one of the buildings by cantilevering 15 floors of offices out over the pavement by a breathtaking 11 metres


M62 motorway

Planes, trains and automobiles

27 Apr 16

George Osborne is famously a fan of infrastructure - but is he putting his money where his mouth is?


Sarah Richardson

In uncertain times

29 Apr 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The construction sector has become well used to ups and downs in economic assessments of its performance



Online poll: Forecasts

27 Apr 16

Are you concerned by the repeated downgrades to construction forecasts for 2016 and 2017? Vote here


Hansom HT

Hansom: One for the birds

29 Apr 16

A theme park in Abu Dhabi dedicated to caped crusaders leaves Paramount London blushing, Cemex keeps a watchful eye on the local wildlife, while we say goodbye to a protector of Britain’s historic buildings



This week in 2001

29 Apr 16

Foot and mouth wreaked havoc in the Cumbrian countryside

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Barbour ABI's April market review is out now

21 Apr 16

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


Andy Steele

Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

29 Mar 16

It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?


Sarah Richardson

In uncertain times

29 Apr 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The construction sector has become well used to ups and downs in economic assessments of its performance

Dan Jestico

Less regulation shouldn’t mean less green thinking

29 Apr 16 | By Dan Jestico

This week marks the fifth Green Sky Thinking week – time to look at sustainable design challenges

Alexandra Clough

Behind Schedule

28 Apr 16 | By Alexandra Clough

A recent judgment in the TCC looks at what can go wrong when parties add scheduled payments into a construction contract

Sadie Morgan

Total infrastructure

27 Apr 16 | By Sadie Morgan

Specialist skills are valuable assets for any profession but they work most creatively when they’re flexible and adaptable

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Andy Wates

The social network

26 Apr 16 | By Andy Wates

The launch of the Buy Social Corporate Challenge - which will see a group of companies spend £1bn with social enterprises by 2020 - is a catalyst for change. But the concept needs more than money to thrive

Stephanie Canham

Low pay? It’s criminal

25 Apr 16 | By Stephanie Canham

It is an offence for employers not to pay the National Living Wage. Construction firms will have to examine contractual arrangements


A tragedy we cannot afford to forget

22 Apr 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The level of complexity involved in the safe operation and maintenance of cranes is underlined by the length of time taken to reach a verdict over the Battersea tragedy

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