Thursday27 November 2014

TOP STORIES

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Qatar unveils $1.6bn moon-shaped hotel

26 Nov 14

Gulf state plans to complete luxury hotel off the coast of Doha before 2022 World Cup

Money

Subcontractors write off £200m in late payments and retentions

26 Nov 14

Survey finds huge amounts of money is written off as bad debt by subcontractors

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Haydn Mursell

Kier secures £120m debt facility in US

26 Nov 14

Debt facility will enable Kier to secure borrowing at fixed rates

DATA

Locations of contracts awarded in October

Market review: So far, so good

25 Nov 14

The value of construction contracts awarded in the UK rose to £6bn in October, but there is evidence of a slowdown in the housing market and signs that all is not well in the eurozone. Here are highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

LATEST PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Roofing

18 Nov 14

This week’s roofing products include bespoke rooflighting for an RIBA award-winning house in Suffolk and a roofing system at a new care housing scheme in North Yorkshire

PIC OF THE DAY

Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners Arrivals Hall at Geneva Airport

Rogers wins planning for £266m airport terminal

25 Nov 14

Consent comes three years after architect was appointed

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PROJECTS

Magdalen College Library

Magdalen College Library: The great unknowns

26 Nov 14

Refurbishment projects are infamous for their unforeseen difficulties - like the 100 bodies that had to be dug out of the ground before work could begin on the renovation of Magdalen College Library

LATEST CPD

Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium

CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

The latest in our CPD series considers the importance of unitised curtain walling, design considerations as well as legislation and testing issues. This module is sponsored by Reynaers Aluminium

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SKETCH OF THE WEEK

Avery Gehry

Sketch of the week: Gehry buildings

21 Nov 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Bryan Avery, princpal of Avery Associates Architects

ANALYSIS

Magdalen College Library

Magdalen College Library: The great unknowns

26 Nov 14

Refurbishment projects are infamous for their unforeseen difficulties - like the 100 bodies that had to be dug out of the ground before work could begin on the renovation of Magdalen College Library

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Is BIM what it says on the tin?

21 Nov 14

While Building’s BIM survey indicates that adoption of the technology is increasing, there is growing anxiety about its effect on the dynamics of project teams

MARKET REVIEW

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Barbour ABI's November market review is out now

20 Nov 14

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

POLL

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Online poll: Work-life balance

20 Nov 14

Are you concerned about the effect of the industry’s upturn on your work-life balance? Vote here

SOCIAL MEDIA

Class of 2014

Chat to the Class of 2014

6 Nov 14

As some of you may have seen, Building recently pulled together a group of 14 talented individuals who are just embarking on their first steps into the industry. In a bid to help you get to know them better we’ve decided to run a series of live Twitter interviews to introduce each group by sector to the Building community

GOOD EMPLOYER GUIDE 2014

Good Employer Guide 2014

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2014

24 Oct 14

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2014 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

Seize the day

21 Nov 14 | By Sarah Richardson

BIM must be properly adopted sooner rather than later if the sector is to fully benefit

Hansom

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Hansom: Losing my religion

21 Nov 14

Atkins and Network Rail endure a marriage of inconvenience, architects splash out on the Guggenheim Helsinki, Canadians pray for Canary Wharf, and all hell breaks loose on the UK’s roads. Plus, Zaha vs Japan


COMMUNITY OPINION

Debbie Aplin

The regeneration game

26 Nov 14 | By Debbie Aplin

Companies wanting to develop outside of the M25 have been held back by a lack of investment in infrastructure. But schemes and funding are now coming forward to regenerate some of our major cities

Steve McIntyre

What makes a successful council building?

25 Nov 14 | By Steve McIntyre

Local authorities are complex organisations serving a huge range of community needs, so the buildings they use have to be ultra adaptable

Stephanie Canham

EU procurement regime: Change on the horizon

24 Nov 14 | By Stephanie Canham

Earlier this year the European Parliament adopted a number of directives to reform how public procurement is conducted

Alexandra Mizzi

Holiday pay: Lucky break

24 Nov 14 | By Alexandra Mizzi

The Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision that UK businesses must include overtime when calculating holiday pay will increase payroll costs - but it could have been a lot worse

Sarah Richardson

Seize the day

21 Nov 14 | By Sarah Richardson

BIM must be properly adopted sooner rather than later if the sector is to fully benefit

Simon Rawlinson

The BIM gatekeepers

21 Nov 14 | By Simon Rawlinson

Faced with the need to train a large number of the construction industry in BIM, where do you start? Focusing on the gatekeepers will have the biggest immediate impact

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