Tuesday29 July 2014

TOP STORIES

Industrial action feared as electricians reject pay deal

29 Jul 14

Union could hold ballot on industrial action after 91% of workers reject a 5% two-year pay deal

Circus West at Battersea Power Station

Skanska wins £90m job to fit-out Battersea homes

29 Jul 14

Skanska has won a £90m job to fit-out 866 homes on the first phase of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station

London skyline

Capacity shortages hit London market

29 Jul 14

Mace revises up tender price inflation forecasts for London market

PIC OF THE DAY

Oxford Station 4

Masterplan unveiled for £75m Oxford station revamp

28 Jul 14

Newly-demerged practice AHR unveils plans, which include three residential and three commercial buildings

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BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

PROJECTS

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

PROFESSIONAL

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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LATEST PRODUCTS

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

Didcot power station demolition

Watch: Demolition of cooling towers at Didcot power station Video

28 Jul 14

Three cooling towers of Didcot A Power Station were demolished in the early hours of Sunday morning

Sketch of the week

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Sketch of the week: Skinners Kent academy

25 Jul 14

This concept sketch of Skinners Kent Academy was a collaboration between Matt Golds and Dan Smith of Hunters South Architects.

LEAGUE TABLES

Top 150 v2

Top 150 contractors and housebuilders 2014

25 Jul 14

Building’s annual list of the UK’s biggest performers in the construction sector shows that housebuilders have enjoyed the past 12 months most. But many predict the tides are ready to turn for contractors, as Joey Gardiner reports

SURVEY

Crane

Top consultants survey 2014

25 Jun 14

Take part in this year’s survey

LATEST VIDEO

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

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 Jul 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework


Hansom

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Hansom: All change

25 Jul 14

With Gove gone, architects sniff better days ahead, the revolving door of planning ministers takes another turn, a former Kier boss makes a speedy, if unadventurous, comeback, and JCB digs 18 more holes

Survey

Crane

Top consultants survey 2014

25 Jun 14

Take part in this year’s survey


COMMUNITY OPINION

Tony Williams

Is this good night for Balfour Beatty?

29 Jul 14 | By Tony Williams

Balfour Beatty used to be my pin-up boys, so what has gone wrong?

Steven Carey

Set-off: Know the setbacks

28 Jul 14 | By Steven Carey

Set-off is a term that is regularly heard in the construction industry, but does everyone know exactly what it means?

Jill Carey

Caught in the Act

28 Jul 14 | By Jill Carey

Your brilliant idea to develop part of an existing building could easily be scuppered by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 - so best to get advice early

Sarah Richardson

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 Jul 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework

Allister Hayman

A black day for the industry

25 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

There was more hand-wringing embarassment for the industry this week as construction bosses gave evidence on blacklisting to MPs

Julie Hirigoyen

Stepping up to the diversity challenge

25 Jul 14 | By Julie Hirigoyen

Lack of diversity in the property sector is a real problem, here are some ideas for how to tackle it …

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