Tuesday28 June 2016

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HS2 'over budget and behind schedule' says watchdog

28 Jun 16

National Audit Office says HS2 has ballooned well over £55.7bn budget while first phase could open 12 months late


Redrow plays down Brexit fears

28 Jun 16

Housebuilder says initial feedback from sites is positive


Sweett jilts WSP for rival offer

27 Jun 16

Currie & Brown swoops with higher £29m offer

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Building intelligence: Q2 2016

28 Jun 16

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that total construction output grew over 2015, but that things are less buoyant for the first quarter of this year


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Parental leave: Man about the house

23 Jun 16

Many professionals in our male-dominated industry say they want to spend more time with their children. So why aren’t new dads taking up their recent right to shared parental leave? We talk to two fathers who took time out of the workplace


What to specify: Commercial

23 Jun 16

This week’s products for specification include anti-slip decking tiles, a fire protection coating system to protect steel structures, and sound-absorbing acoustic tiles



Offices of the future: Where now for Don Draper?

22 Jun 16

The office has come a long way since the days of Mad Men, but what could it look like in 10 or 20 years’ time? Well, hot-desking, wellbeing measures and remote working will all flourish. But alas, there’ll be no return of the drinks cabinet


CPD 13 2016: Specifying softwood decking

27 May 16

The latest in our CPD series introduces specifying softwood decking. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit


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Image of the week: Engineering the world

24 Jun 16

An exhibition devoted to the work of Ove Arup



Sketch of the week: University of Winchester

24 Jun 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Richard Jobson, director at Design Engine


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Heseltine: ‘I haven’t yet been told to shut up’

5 May 16

While most 83-year-olds settle for a quiet life and daytime TV, Lord Heseltine’s time is taken up spearheading the government’s regeneration agenda

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What a Brexit means for construction

24 Jun 16

At a glance - the likely impact on labour, materials and investment


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The construction manager: Last chance to see?

24 Jun 16

Since its heyday in the 1990s, the construction manager has declined in numbers, due to the loss of its natural habitat of rising inflation and wealthy clients. Building assesses whether time has run out for the once-common role or whether it’s about to bounce back



Online poll: Brexit effect

28 Jun 16

Do you think Brexit will have a negative long-term effect on the UK construction industry? Vote here



Brexit: What happens next?

27 Jun 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The result is in, but what will be the long-term effect for construction?

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Barbour ABI's June market review is out now

23 Jun 16

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


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Hansom: Rule, Britannia

24 Jun 16

As the nation decides whether or not to bind its destiny to Europe’s, we are reminded of the strength of our territorial loyalties – be that to our nation, our home town – or to the desk we’re given to sit at …



This week in 1961

24 Jun 16

As the outcome of the EU referendum is revealed, we revisit 1961, the year prime minister Harold Macmillan announced the UK would be applying for membership to the European Economic Community


Alastair Stewart

Brexit will be good for Britain

28 Jun 16 | By Alastair Stewart

Make no mistake, last week’s vote to leave the EU has created many unknowns but construction is an entrepreneurial and essential industry and will do better unfettered by EU regs

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James Clark

Construction faces Brexit fallout

28 Jun 16 | By James Clark

The referendum result will impact on many facets of our sector


Brexit: What happens next?

27 Jun 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The result is in, but what will be the long-term effect for construction?

Comments (1)


Marrying BIM and FM

27 Jun 16 | By Richard Saxon

BIM enthusiasts must get to grip with Integrated Workspace Management Systems

Tony Bingham

Mental health issues: Turn the lights on

27 Jun 16 | By Tony Bingham

The industry must make progress on ensuring employees’ mental wellbeing – or brace itself for a rush of legal claims

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UK economy: Steadying the ship

24 Jun 16 | By Richard Steer

Whatever the outcome of the EU referendum, it’s important that those on both sides of the debate now work together to get the UK economy and construction back on course after months of uncertainty

Michael Dall

Why we need experts in the Brexit debate

23 Jun 16 | By Michael Dall

One of the most worrying aspects of this referendum campaign has been the rubbishing of economic experts’ opinions

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