Sunday30 April 2017

Housebuilding

MPs call for end to dominance of large housebuilders

29 Apr 17

Select committee says governement should do more to support smaller builders

Garden Bridge

Sadiq Khan pulls plug on Garden Bridge

28 Apr 17

London mayor says he will not provide project with guarantees

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New government could avert Brexit slowdown, Arcadis says

28 Apr 17

The general election could also help the pound which would slow cost increases for materials, the consultant reported

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

SNAP ELECTION

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Housing: The forgotten crisis

Already it has been dubbed the ‘Brexit election’, so will this single issue overshadow all others, including how to tackle the housing crisis?

LATEST PROJECTS

The medical centre is scheduled to be finished in June

Notes from a small island: Tristan da Cunha's medical centre

27 Apr 17

Building a medical centre is all in a day’s work for Galliford Try. But it’s a different matter when the work takes place on a volcanic island 2,000km from the nearest inhabited land. This is a prefab new-build with a difference

Lead times index April 2017

Lead times: January-March 2017

25 Apr 17

Lead times have changed for five packages and four are increasing again, but many packages still expect no change in the next six months despite increased workload and enquiries

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What to specify: Water

20 Apr 17

Solutions this week are the very pinnacle of products for all water applications, from a drainage solution for an alpine lodge to an axially split pump range

ELECTION 2017

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What does a general election mean for construction?

18 Apr 17

More uncertainty looms - as Brexit debate set to dominate 8 June election

INTERVIEW

Xu Weiping

Meeting Mr X

21 Apr 17

Far from being a mysterious and distant figure, Xu Weiping of Chinese developer ABP is happy to talk about the thousands of office blocks he is building in China, as well as the 35-acre scheme at Royal Albert Dock - and his plans for many more

George Dixon Academy

CPD 7 2017: Rainscreen cladding

11 Apr 17

Rainscreen cladding, which uses an inner and outer leaf to create a seal against moisture, has been in use for decades. But modern systems offer a more flexible, lightweight protection. This CPD module is sponsored by Kalzip

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Freemasons Victoria Cross display

Image of the week: Band of brotherhood

28 Apr 17

Lifesize figures before the unveiling of a war memorial on Tuesday

SKETCH OF THE WEEK

Cartwright Gardfens sketch by Joseph Little at Maccreanor Lavington Architects

Sketch of the week: Cartwright Gardens

28 Apr 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Joseph Little at Maccreanor Lavington Architects

ANALYSIS

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Housing: The forgotten crisis

28 Apr 17

Already it has been dubbed the ‘Brexit election’, so will this single issue overshadow all others, including how to tackle the housing crisis?

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POLL

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Online poll: Laing O'Rourke

27 Apr 17

Will Laing O’Rourke float on the London stock exchange? Vote here

ANALYSIS

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What next for Atkins and SNC Lavalin?

21 Apr 17

Deal creates £7bn turnover US and European consultancy powerhouse

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Volunteering: The world of good

26 Apr 17

Volunteering your professional skills can lead to job satisfaction, improved skillset and an open outlook

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

The Brexit election: Beating the drum

28 Apr 17 | By Sarah Richardson

A large majority would give the Conservative more freedom in the Brexit negotiations but how would they use it? And are they listening to construction’s concerns?

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Barbour ABI's April market review is out now

27 Apr 17

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

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Hansom: Burn, baby, burn

28 Apr 17

This week, I am disappointed by a piece of Big Apple real estate, wave goodbye to Gavin Barwell for a little while and get some expert info on how to grow a garden bridge (hint: there are no plants involved)

THE ARCHIVE

Equal opportunites article from 1997

This week in 1997

28 Apr 17

This week, 20 years ago, the UK was preparing for a general election

VIDEO

London debate at Building Live

Delivering London’s construction pipeline for the next five years Video

23 Dec 16

Building Live debate highlights - With new mayor Sadiq Khan now in place, what are London’s priorities for growth?


COMMUNITY OPINION

Sarah Richardson

The Brexit election: Beating the drum

28 Apr 17 | By Sarah Richardson

A large majority would give the Conservative more freedom in the Brexit negotiations but how would they use it? And are they listening to construction’s concerns?

Rob Leslie-Carter

It's all about human-machine collaboration

28 Apr 17 | By Rob Leslie-Carter

As automation gains ground we will have to redesign people’s jobs but are there essential human skills required in project management? A new report explores the issues

Stephanie Canham

Payless notices: Don’t take any chances

28 Apr 17

A string of High Court cases have underlined the importance of issuing payless notices correctly

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: Mixed fortunes continue

27 Apr 17 | By Noble Francis

The rise in orders in the year to March masks variation across the sectors

Rebecca Larkin

A slowdown in consumer spend

27 Apr 17 | By Rebecca Larkin

Retail sales fell in the three months to March as inflation has begun to outpace growth in pay

Gurbinder Grewal and Frances Gordon-Weeks

Reporting payment practices: Line of duty

27 Apr 17 | By Gurbinder Grewal

Regulations have come into effect to make large firms report on their payment practices. Can the duty to report bring about a culture change in construction?

Richard McCarthy

Feeding into the industrial strategy

26 Apr 17 | By Richard McCarthy

The construction and development industries have a special part to play in the government’s industrial strategy. We have to optimise how we approach infrastructure and asset-use to make sure it is a success

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