Thursday24 July 2014


state of play

Willmott Dixon holds off Wates to take top spot in league table

24 Jul 14

Firm’s £204m contract haul included retail scheme in Flemingate and science centre at Oxfordshire laboratory

Helix - Essential Living, Make, Brookfield

Brookfield wins £90m Docklands tower job

24 Jul 14

Exclusive: Contractor to build Make-designed tower for rental developer Essential Living

Construction site

RLB slams £750m framework award as ‘complete shambles’

24 Jul 14

Pressure mounts on government over consultants’ framework as Turner & Townsend lodges legal challenge

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Golders Green Synagogue

Styles & Wood completes Golders Green synagogue refurb

22 Jul 14

Fit-out contractor completes rennovation of historic London building

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Adobe Great Kneighton

Housing Design Awards: Addresses to impress

17 Jul 14

From radical warehouse conversions to art deco elderly care, this year’s Housing Design Awards show an industry emerging from the recession with a spring in its step and unafraid to experiment


These houses in Berwick-upon-Tweed have been externally insulated and then finished with a basecoat, Tonachino protective coating and topcoat from Mapei’s Silancolor range

CPD 16 2014: Render-protected external wall insulation

EWI systems are an effective means of improving a building’s thermal efficiency. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Mapei, examines the types of system available, as well as colours, finishes and the relevant standards

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Linoleum flooring Gerflor

What to specify: Flooring

21 Jul 14

This week’s flooring products cover everything from a range of decorative designs with safe features to thermally-efficient foundations for a student Passivhaus project

Building TV

Building TV: Episode 3

Building TV: Episode 3

28 May 14

Building deputy editor Joey Gardiner discusses the future of Balfour Beatty

Sketch of the week

John Roycroft sketch

Sketch of the week: Structural concept sketches

18 Jul 14

This week’s sketch of the week is “structural concept sketches for a perspective office development” by John Roycroft, civil and structural engineering director at BDP.


Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Making waves: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

23 Jul 14

Moving-floor technology may seem the stuff of fictional super-villain lairs, but the leading hydrodynamics laboratory at Plymouth University has employed the technology to support one of the largest energy wave test sites in the world

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Lead times: April-June 2014

22 Jul 14

While only a handful of trades showed lengthening lead times, the majority of the sector is anticipating increasing demand within the next six months. Brian Moone of Mace Business School reports


Peter Amato

Interview: Peter Amato

17 Jul 14

As the man in charge of overseeing Chinese developer Dalian Wanda’s £3bn UK development plans, Peter Amato is already becoming the man contractors and consultants most want to know. But you’ll have to learn to keep up …


Michael Fallon

GCS video: Michael Fallon

17 Jul 14

The former Minister of State for Business and Energy discusses low carbon and sustainable construction at the Government Construction Summit 2014

David Higgins

GCS video: David Higgins

17 Jul 14

The chairman of High Speed 2 takes a look forward at leadership and change at the Government Construction Summit 2014


Sarah Richardson

The game is on

18 Jul 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Do this month’s two major takeovers show the market finding its feet?



Hansom: Time gentlemen, please

18 Jul 14

There’s a wry confession at the Education Funding Agency, directors at a charity’s VIP reception sneak into a pop concert, and workers on the Nottingham Tramlink project face a strict drink and drugs test



Top consultants survey 2014

25 Jun 14

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Noble Francis

Stronger evidence of revival

24 Jul 14 | By Noble Francis

June’s contract awards data shows an increase and indicates that the recovery is sustainable, at least in the medium term

Michael Dall

The pace of growth

24 Jul 14 | By Michael Dall

This month’s figures show slight falls in commercial retail and infrastructure despite a generally positive sentiment in the industry, so what’s going on?

Stephen Gee

Get in early

22 Jul 14 | By Stephen Gee

The number of women in construction is still woefuly low. We need to engage with schools so that children have a better idea of what construction can offer

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Gary Sinden

Adjudication and administration: Show us the money

21 Jul 14 | By Gary Sinden

You can win an adjudication but still lose out if the client goes bust before you get payment of your award. But there are steps you can take to mitigate the risk

Matt Fulford

Government has quietly unlocked a £900m energy efficiency pipeline

21 Jul 14 | By Matt Fulford

The government’s new energy audit scheme might seem like another green burden on companies, but there is money to be made too

David Perkin

Life chances

21 Jul 14 | By David Perkin

Can the UK find new ways of caring for the elderly, and evolve its nursing homes into places where people don’t ‘go to die’?

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