Tuesday01 December 2015

David Lawther, ISG

ISG issues new profit warning

1 Dec 15

Further problems in ISG’s UK construction division have caused the firm to issue a new profit warning

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Balfour bags £130m luxury resi job

1 Dec 15

Contractor wins pre-construction deal for scheme next to Buckingham Palace

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Philip Wainwright leaves Byrne Group for Willmott Dixon

1 Dec 15

Byrne Group’s finance director Philip Wainwright has left after nine months to join housebuilder Willmott Dixon



Let's talk Turkey

27 Nov 15

Despite acute problems on its borders and ongoing political instability, not to mention a permanently-pending EU membership application, Turkey has new build figures the UK can only dream of. But is it open to UK firms getting in on the act?



In pics: London 2145

27 Nov 15

What will the London skyline look like in the year 2145?



Horizontal lifts: A sideways move

25 Nov 15

ThyssenKrupp has come up with a lift that not only functions without cables, but is also able to move horizontally as well as vertically. So what might this mean for the future of building design?

Magnifying glass on a contract

CPD 28 2015: Managing contract risk

19 Nov 15

This CPD module considers how subcontractors can manage the risks to their businesses, focusing on the contract. It is sponsored by Aldermore



Sketch of the week: River Thames property concept

27 Nov 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Lesley Helly, principal architect at LA Hally Architect


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Image of the week: Boris the builder

27 Nov 15

Boris Johnson ‘helps’ to start work on the Northern line extension in Battersea


Tracker: October 2015

1 Dec 15

The construction activity index is showing notable weakness, while the majority of the country’s regions suffer a second consecutive contraction in activity levels

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index


Prater round table

Terms of engagement

27 Nov 15

From next year all centrally procured public projects will have to use BIM Level 2 and yet our industry still seems woefully unprepared. Building asked a panel of BIM enthusiasts how they would get construction more fully engaged to reap the technology’s benefits


What to specify: M&E

23 Nov 15

This week’s M&E products include the replacement of an underfloor air conditioning system for a Gatwick Airport building, and an upgrade to fire protection systems at the Edinburgh College of Art



Mace's Stephen Pycroft: The economy

30 Nov 15

Mace executive chairman Stephen Pycroft at last week’s Building Live on why Mace is worried about how sustainable the construction recovery is

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Mace's Stephen Pycroft: The Chinese are coming

30 Nov 15

Mace executive chairman Stephen Pycroft tells last week’s Building Live event about the competitive threat posed by Chinese contractors


Osborne Number 11

Online poll: Spending review

26 Nov 15

Will George Osborne’s announcements on government spending be good for UK construction? Vote here

Good Employer Guide 2015



George, the builder

27 Nov 15 | By Sarah Richardson

Might the chancellor’s catchphrase of “we are the builders” actually have come good?

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Barbour ABI's November market review is out now

19 Nov 15

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


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Hansom: Tales of imagination

27 Nov 15

Croydon embraces the life aquatic, Ed Davey strikes like a mongoose, Kenya gets itself in a jam, RICS celebrates a young woman’s contribution and Amazon erects a wind farm. Plus, Antony Gormley invades Hong Kong



Protect infrastructure investment

1 Dec 15 | By Michael White

We need to develop proactive strategies to protect ourselves from flooding

Francis Ho

Subcontractor discounts: An offer you should refuse?

30 Nov 15 | By Francis Ho

Who should benefit from subcontractor discounts? Or are they past their sell-by date?


George, the builder

27 Nov 15 | By Sarah Richardson

Might the chancellor’s catchphrase of “we are the builders” actually have come good?

Katherine Butler and Kevin Joyce

A facelift for NEC3

26 Nov 15 | By Kevin Joyce, Katherine Butler

Its role in mitigating disputes was a reason to celebrate the NEC’s 10th birthday this year. But it is also beginning to show signs of age and the time is ripe for a revamp

Jack Pringle

Specs and the City

25 Nov 15 | By Jack Pringle

The City of London has progressed past its original Square Mile perimeter physically. Now what businesses want culturally from the urban landscape has also changed

John Assael

Nice work

24 Nov 15 | By John Assael

The chairman of the first company to top Building’s Good Employer Guide two years running encourages the industry to do more to attract new talent

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Richard Robinson

Spending review: Providing the detail

24 Nov 15 | By Richard Robinson

While Osborne’s £100bn commitment to infrastructure is good news, all eyes will be on the detail of the Spending Review for greater clarity

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