Wednesday16 April 2014

TOP STORIES

Chancery Lane - Morgan Sindall + Bennetts Associates + Derwent

Morgan Sindall picks new bosses for London business

16 Apr 14

Exclusive: Morgan Sindall poaches Balfour Beatty managing director as part of shake-up in its London business

Awards

Anger over Willmott Dixon's 'early-payment' scheme

16 Apr 14

Contractor’s new scheme requires subcontractors to agree to 65-day payment terms

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Brunel House - Scott Brownrigg, Bouygues UK

Scott Brownrigg unveils plans for Portsmouth tower

16 Apr 14

New 38-storey mixed-use tower on Portsmouth’s waterfront is being developed by Bouygues UK’s development arm

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

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

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

New Istanbul Airport by Grimshaw, Nordic and Haptic

Grimshaw team unveils Istanbul airport design

16 Apr 14

Terminal set to be the world’s largest airport terminal under one roof

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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

Building TV episode 2

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

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

ANALYSIS

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

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

Still waiting for fair payment times

11 Apr 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Success of the Construction Leadership Council’s fair payment initiative depends on government and the industry backing enforcement measures

Pic of the week

Building awards

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

Infographic

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Payment periods

11 Apr 14

See how the length of payment periods to subcontractors has remained constant throughout recession

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


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Hansom: Twists and turns

11 Apr 14

James Corden struts his stuff at the Building Awards, Caroline Murphy veers sharp left for a possible new career, Boris heads up North for a spot of campaigning and cyclists find that charity is the wheel thing


COMMUNITY OPINION

David Cash

Cultural coalescence in Christchurch

16 Apr 14 | By David Cash

In a corner of this remarkable rebuilding project, communities are coming together to design a new park

Richard_Saxon

BIM and the whole life costing conundrum

16 Apr 14 | By Richard Saxon

New guidelines from the RICS enabling a holistic view of project costs are a giant leap forward for the industry

James Bessey

Forum shopping: Retail therapy

15 Apr 14 | By James Bessey

Tempting as it may be to shop around for your preferred adjudicator, the courts won’t look kindly on it - and you might end up with a longer dispute than you bargained for

Richard_Steer

Stephen Fry needs the new QS handbook

14 Apr 14 | By Richard Steer

Once again the quantity surveyor is the butt of a joke, but these are glory days for the profession

Sarah Richardson

Still waiting for fair payment times

11 Apr 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Success of the Construction Leadership Council’s fair payment initiative depends on government and the industry backing enforcement measures

Iain Withers

Self-employment rules take effect: Caught off guard:

11 Apr 14 | By Iain Withers

How well will the construction industry transition to the new HMRC regulations?

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