Thursday29 January 2015

Construction generic

Ten firms shortlisted for £3bn public sector framework

29 Jan 15

Big names in the running for £3bn framework designed to spark redevelopment of underused public land

Lloyds bank

Lloyds outsources development work to EC Harris

29 Jan 15

Consultant will run design and construction work for the banking group

Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis pledges fair apprenticeships deal for SMEs

29 Jan 15

Lewis says new funding system for apprenticeships will not penalise small businesses



BIM: World’s your oyster

29 Jan 15

The use of BIM is becoming more widespread throughout the globe. So what opportunities does this offer those with BIM skills who want a job abroad?

Bristol Life Sceinces

Bristol Life Sciences: Split personality

28 Jan 15

Sheppard Robson’s Bristol Life Sciences building comprises a sober street facade that apes Georgian townhouse vernacular; and a dramatic, industrial laboratory elevation that ripples like a giant metallic wave

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

BS 5534 has been updated to reflect the increase in extreme weather and to align UK practice more closely with European standards

CPD 2 2015: Revisions to BS 5534

26 Jan 15

The latest in our CPD series explains why BS 5534 has been revised and outlines the key changes that designers and contractors need to understand. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit


Double travel

Image of the week: On the right track?

23 Jan 15

Double Travel, the winning entry from the inaugural RICS photography competition

Rooftop support systems

What to specify: Roofing

20 Jan 15

This week’s roofing products include roof boards at the new Woburn Forest Village Center Parcs leisure facility in Bedfordshire, and a green roof system at the Buchanan Street retail development in Glasgow


Bethnal Green Mission Church

Sketch of the week: Bethnal Green Mission Church concept

23 Jan 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Stefanie Rhodes of Gatti Rhodes Architects

Aecom index series (previously Davis Langdon)

Market forecast: Speed shift

29 Jan 15

The recovery rolls on with expectations of tender price increases still firm. But a change of pace in activity is expected to emerge this year. Michael Hubbard and John O’Neill of Aecom report


Energy secretary

Ed Davey and Natalie Bennett confirmed for Ecobuild

Lord John Prescott and Alistair Campbell also confirmed as Ecobuild 2015 speakers


Balfour Beatty

Online poll: Balfour Beatty

29 Jan 15

Can Balfour Beatty turn itself round within two years? Vote here

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Barbour ABI's January market review is out now

22 Jan 15

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



Top European contractors: Plus ca change

23 Jan 15

Deflation has darkened the mood across the eurozone’s construction markets, putting the long-awaited recovery on hold once more. Building examines what continued stagnation means for firms on both sides of the Channel



Hansom: At your leisure

23 Jan 15

Visit parliament, nuke the Welsh, or kick back on the London Eye with a can of Coca-ColaTM. But don’t expect to visit the Garden Bridge with more than seven chums. Plus, can you understand what our architectural writer is saying?


Sarah Richardson

A need for certainty

23 Jan 15 | By Sarah Richardson

John Laing’s return to the stock market has highlighted the UK’s short-term approach to infrastructure


Good Employer Guide 2014

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2014

24 Oct 14

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2014 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise


Jack Pringle

Build well, live well

29 Jan 15 | By Jack Pringle

A building that looks after your wellbeing - your fitness, comfort and stress levels - might sound like science fiction, but there are already awards in place applauding this kind of innovation

James Bessey

BIM: If you want my advice…

28 Jan 15 | By James Bessey

BIM is increasingly being adopted by the industry, but who bears responsibility for recommending whether or not to use it in the first place?

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Sean T

Skills for our future

27 Jan 15 | By Sean Tompkins

Industry and government need to avoid the current short-term approach to industry skills development and look for solutions that are not purely driven by market forces

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Richard Steer 2014

There can be no delay in recruiting more women in construction

27 Jan 15 | By Richard Steer

As the skills shortage gets worse, there can be no excuse for failing to recruit women

Julie Hirigoyen

The long road to sustainable real estate

26 Jan 15 | By Julie Hirigoyen

Sustainability in real estate is not ever going to be a quick journey, but with the right attitude we could pick up the pace in 2015

Laurence Cobb

Weather: A British obsession with financial consequences

26 Jan 15 | By Laurence Cobb

Until technology allows accurate long term weather forecasts, what can be done to manage the risk? 

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