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Lusail Iconic Stadium, proposed for the Qatar World Cup 2022

Qatar scraps competition for flagship World Cup stadium

17 Apr 14

Exclusive: Despite year-long process, designs for the 80,000-seat Lusail stadium in Doha ‘didn’t hit the right note’

Battersea phase 3

Aecom lands key role on third phase of Battersea development

17 Apr 14

Exclusive: Consultant to work with architects Frank Gehry and Foster & Partners on 1,300 home project next to power station

Milan Expo UK Pavilion: Team 1 Image 1

Designs for UK's Milan Expo pavilion revealed

17 Apr 14

UKTI shortlists eight teams in running to design UK base for 2015 event

LATEST DATA

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Building intelligence: Q4 2013

Data from Experian Economics shows that while construction activity levelled off in Q4 2013, for the year as a whole, activity was on the rise, with growth forecast in the private housing and infrastructure sectors

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BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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ECOBUILD VIDEO

Make's recycled pop-up cinema

Video: Make's recycled pop-up cinema

28 Mar 14

Watch how architect Make designed and built a recycled cinema at Ecobuild this year

PIC OF THE DAY

Wessal Casa Point

Wessal Casa-Port: Here’s looking at you, kid

17 Apr 14

Designs unveiled for a Foster & Partners-designed tower cluster in the harbour area of Casablanca

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PROJECTS

Coming out of its shell

Building Awards Small Project of the Year: Maggie's cancer centre, Aberdeen

3 Apr 14

With its streamlined, organic form enhancing its welcoming ethos, the latest Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Aberdeen, designed by Snøhetta, is a worthy winner of this year’s Small Project of the Year Building Award

LATEST PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Housing

9 Apr 14

This week, we go through the keyhole at some of the UK’s most genteel new residences, including a Buckinghamshire country house with timber leaded windows and a rapidly rendered home in Poundbury

PROFESSIONAL

The Dali system at the LMB in Cambridge includes presence detectors and multisensors that link to both the lighting and HVAC controls

CPD 4 2014: Dali and integrated building services

This module explains the applications of the open protocol for digital lighting, and its integration into a building-wide open system. It is sponsored by Delmatic

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Building TV

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Building TV: Episode 2

20 Mar 14

In this episode Thomas Lane, Sarah Richardson and Elizabeth Hopkirk discuss Ecobuild 2014, Building’s Agenda 15 campaign and Barbour ABI’s Construction Industry Review

ANALYSIS

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NBS survey: The BIM that will bring us together

17 Apr 14

NBS’ annual BIM survey suggests that uptake of the collaborative technology has risen sharply over the past year. But is it really becoming the industry norm?

BIM: The inside story two years on

BIM: The inside story three years on

16 Apr 14

Manchester council’s FM team were initially reluctant to use BIM in the operation of the city’s newly refurbished Central Library. But then they were shown how much time it could save, even on changing a lamp… Thomas Lane catches up with the team in part three of a series that follows a BIM project from start to finish

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BIMfographic: Industry survey

17 Apr 14

Consultant NBS interviewed more than 1,000 construction professionals in its annual BIM survey. The results show the continuing gap between awareness of BIM and genuine proficiency with it

LATEST VIDEO

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Video: Building Awards 2014 Video

14 Apr 14

Watch highlights of the Building Awards 2014, hosted by James Cordon, as well as a videos of each of the individual category winners being announced

Building Lives

Building Award Winners: CITB training initiative of the year

11 Apr 14

The judges were truly inspired by Lakehouse founder Steve Rawlings’ ‘gutsy’ plan to address both the industry’s skills shortage and unemployment in deprived areas of London

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

It's time for the construction industry to adapt to BIM

17 Apr 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The Dark Ages of BIM may be over, but many firms are still behind the times when it comes to implementing the technology

Pic of the week

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Building awards in pictures

3 Apr 14

Building held it’s annual award ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel earlier this week. Here are pictures of the big night

MARKET REVIEW

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Barbour ABI's March market review is out now

20 Mar 14

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


Hansom

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Hansom: The place to be

17 Apr 14

BAM’s building sites take their place in high society, Dubai regains its appetite for the grandiose, Glasgow shelves plans for a five-tower demolition extravaganza - oh, and there’s surfing on Snowdonia


COMMUNITY OPINION

Sarah Richardson

It's time for the construction industry to adapt to BIM

17 Apr 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The Dark Ages of BIM may be over, but many firms are still behind the times when it comes to implementing the technology

Tony Williams

No pot of gold for construction in the Rainbow Nation

17 Apr 14 | By Tony Williams

A sluggish economy along with corruption, mismanagement and price fixing means South Africa’s construction industry is struggling

Vern Pitt

Health and safety regulatory changes: A dangerous cocktail

17 Apr 14 | By Vern Pitt

Recent deaths highlight importance of keeping the industry’s safety standards strong

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Peter Hansford

Construction 2025: Leading from within

17 Apr 14 | By Peter Hansford

Positive steps are being taken towards the government’s Construction 2025 goals but there is still a huge amount to do if we are to cut carbon, find better processes of working and inspire new talent. Progress on BIM and payments is just the start

Andrew Warren

Heaven forbid ECO should be revived

17 Apr 14 | By Andrew Warren

Changes to the consultation on cuts to the Energy Company Obligation betray the precarious future for the government’s energy efficiency scheme

Nick Cullen

Can Germany return to the path of green energy?

17 Apr 14 | By Nick Cullen

The country’s response to Fukushima has seen a huge expansion in carbon-heavy energy generation

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