Thursday02 July 2015

Cameron: Government response to Davies by 'end of the year'

1 Jul 15

David Cameron responds to the Davies Commission recommendation that a third runway be built at Heathrow

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Crossrail 2 set for Budget funding boost

1 Jul 15

Chancellor expected to announce more than £100m of funding to work up plans

The One World Trade Center in New York opened for business earlier this week. The $3.8bn (£2.4bn) building is built on the site of the twin towers of the previous World Trade Center, which were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The SOM designed  104-

New York pips London as most expensive place to build

1 Jul 15

Turner & Townsend produces its latest international construction market survey


Tracker: May 2015

30 Jun 15

The construction activity index picked up again following a fallow April, while the number of respondents posting no construction activity constraints reached an all-time high

A worker applies Sika Sarnafil’s  G410-18ELF PVC membrane to the roof of The Hive Worcester Library and History Centre, in accordance with CDM regulations

CPD 9 2015: Introduction to CDM

29 Jun 15

The latest module in our CPD series outlines the recent changes to the CDM regulations, and explains how they will affect the way that project teams work. This module is sponsored by Sika Roofing


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Graveney School: Shining example

24 Jun 15

Tooting’s Graveney School teaches architecture to its schoolchildren, invites architects to lecture, and counts architects among its alumni

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Digitising construction

26 Jun 15

4Projects by Viewpoint investigates the future of BIM



Sketch of the week: Blue Mosque

26 Jun 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Félicie Krikler, associate director at Assael Architecture


Glastonbury 2015

Image of the week: The pop-up city

1 Jul 15

For the weekend Worthy Farm in Somerset becomes a city approximately the same size as Oxford



Mace boss: Cameron airport delay 'appalling'

1 Jul 15

Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds criticises ‘political nimbyism’



Budget preview: Ace up Osborne's sleeve?

1 Jul 15

Freed from the shackles of coalition government, chancellor George Osborne will be outlining some quite different policies and priorities when he presents his emergency Budget next week


Sarah Richardson

Something is rotten...

26 Jun 15 | By Sarah Richardson

As parliament mulls its options for refurbishing the Palace of Westminster, it could learn from what happens when an estate is left to ruin



Hansom: Withering Heights

26 Jun 15

A lot of people are at the top of their game this week, with guest appearances from Marcus Trescothick and Ellie Goulding, and the architect of One Blackfriars looking to the stars - but someone else is in the doghouse

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Barbour ABI's June market review is out now

18 Jun 15

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


What to specify: Commercial

23 Jun 15

This week’s commercial products include bespoke ceiling panels for the 47 floors of The Leadenhall Building


James Wates

The class of 2050

1 Jul 15 | By James Wates

Education is a key part of any society’s future prosperity and social cohesion. How can we create the buildings that will help our children’s children to succeed in a generation’s time?

Steven Carey

Subrogation: Not so plain sailing

30 Jun 15 | By Steven Carey

Subrogation and issues of joint insurance often arise when drafting construction contracts. What guidance can a judgment involving a hired boat offer in these areas?

Tony Bingham

As time goes by

29 Jun 15 | By Tony Bingham

An adjudicator’s decision is binding until the dispute is finally determined but here’s a case that opens up the question of limitation and how late that determination can take place

Karen Mason

Exclusivities: Exclusive arrangements

26 Jun 15 | By Karen Mason

Exclusivity or lock out agreements are becoming increasingly common. But what are the benefits and why are they so popular all of a sudden?

Richard McCarthy

Housing: Use your imagination

26 June 2015 | By Richard McCarthy

In the quest to create more homes, we need to help and incentivise local authorities to think outside the box to identify sites for development, and perhaps even more critically, redevelopment

Peter Hibberd

Overpayment: Rare need for redress

26 Jun 15 | By Peter Hibberd

It should be difficult to overpay on an interim payment but when it does occur, should there be an express term providing for repayment?

Sarah Richardson

Something is rotten...

26 Jun 15 | By Sarah Richardson

As parliament mulls its options for refurbishing the Palace of Westminster, it could learn from what happens when an estate is left to ruin

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