Monday20 October 2014


Construction site

HMRC rakes in £131m from construction

20 Oct 14

The taxman raised a record amount from investigation into construction firms’ taxes in the last financial year

Rio Olympic park - Aecom

Aecom completes £2.3bn acquisition of URS

17 Oct 14

Combination of US giants creates a consultant with £11.1bn of annual revenue

construction site

£750m consultants’ framework to go live as legal row ‘stayed’

17 Oct 14

Controversial government procurement framework finally ready despite T&T’s compensation claim



Country focus: Oman

15 Oct 14

Oman’s strategic Vision 2020 couples social reform with economic diversification. With five years left to deliver the vision’s ambitious objectives, EC Harris explores Oman’s competitive construction market


Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, by Haworth Tompkins

Stirling Prize-winning Everyman Theatre

17 Oct 14

Haworth Tompkins’ ambitious rebuild in glorious detail

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Model by BIMTechnologies

CPD 30 2014: Ensuring data accuracy on BIM projects

The latest module in our CPD series considers the importance of consistent, accurate data in the BIM process, and the key role played by manufacturers in providing it. This module is sponsored by British Gypsum

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Lydia Eva

Designing for dementia

13 Oct 14

A pioneering scheme in Norfolk shows how care homes can be adapted to the complex needs of people with dementia


Lighting accessories

What to specify: M&E

6 Oct 14

This week’s M&E products include a video fire detection system that has been installed at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight hangar, and a new heating system for the Humberside Police HQ in Hull

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

Sketch of the week

SOTW 1710

Sketch of the week: Rothenburg market square

17 Oct 14

This week’s sketch is by Bryan Avery, principal of Avery Associates Architects.


Top 150 consultants 2014

Top 150 consultants 2014: Let the good times roll

17 Oct 14

There’s an upbeat mood in this year’s Top 150 consultants survey with growth heading towards 4.7%, a burgeoning workload, improved margins and more jobs being created. It’s now just a matter of finding the staff to keep it going


Toy house

Always read the label: Home performance labelling

16 Oct 14

A house is the biggest purchase most of us will ever make, yet the amount of consumer information for buyers is pitiful. Now a pilot project aims to test what better home performance labelling might look like in practice


Brick laying

Online poll: Funding training

16 Oct 14

Do you think the government should continue with the industry levy used to fund training in trade skills? Vote here


Agenda 15 draft manifesto cover

Agenda 15 draft manifesto

22 Sep 14

Building’s draft manifesto for construction for the next parliament is now online for consultation here - and we want you to let us know what you think


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Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

18 Sep 14

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



Hansom: Known unknowns

17 Oct 14

The year 2014 is an unnerving place - nobody’s sure how many chimneys Battersea Power Station has, Bob the Builder has the face of a child, and an app can summon hordes to your door to devour your leftovers


Sarah Richardson

Balfour Beatty's chance

17 Oct 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Could new chief executive Leo Quinn be the right person to breathe new life into the firm?

Ike Ijeh

Stirling Prize winner harnesses new city pride

17 Oct 14 | By Ike Ijeh

Ike Ijeh on what the victory of Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre in Liverpool means for architecture

Nick Raynsford

Expect the unexpected

17 Oct 14 | By Nick Raynsford

The really exciting thing about next May’s general election is how unpredictable it is. But there is one thing you can be sure of: the outcome matters for construction

Chan D'Souza and Adam Colenso

Turning the light off

17 Oct 14 | By Chan D'Souza and Adam Colenso

Goldman Sachs’ proposed headquarters is being hindered by two right to light disputes. But should the City of London Corporation use its powers to override these rights?

James Bessey

The doctrine of frustration

17 Oct 14 | By James Bessey

What effects would the outbreak of war on the international construction market?

Andrew Warren

Insulation industry job growth was a mirage

16 Oct 14 | By Andrew Warren

Barely a month goes by without some sign of tumbling job figures in the sector

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