Tuesday30 September 2014

TOP STORIES

Neville Wiltshire

Green Deal firm collapsed owing £2.6m

30 Sep 14

The Green Deal firm owned by Neville Wiltshire from the BBC’s The Call Centre collapsed owing £2.6m to trade creditors

Bovis Homes

Bovis Homes finance director steps down

30 Sep 14

Jonathan Hill is to leave the business to take up role older people’s service provider Saga

Aquatic centre - Zaha Hadid

Balfour Beatty: UK business 'may take three years to heal'

29 Sep 14

Firm confirms closure of four regional offices and says it could be as long as three years before margins at the UK construction business recover

PROJECTS

Singapore National Stadium

Singapore National Stadium: Breaking new ground

24 Sep 14

It isn’t so much the Singapore National Stadium’s vast steel dome that sets it apart, as the pioneering cooling system that might just come to the rescue of the 2022 Qatar World Cup

PIC OF THE DAY

Gazprom RMJM

Russian firm replaces RMJM on Gazprom tower

30 Sep 14

RMJM’s original design retained but scheme will now be overseen by Gorproyekt

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PROFESSIONAL

Cotswolds basement

CPD 26 2014: Introduction to waterproof concrete

Concrete is comprised of aggregate of different sizes, cement and water. This module, sponsored by Waterproof Concrete with Site Supervision, examines the benefits of reducing water content in concrete

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DATA

Regional new work output

Building intelligence: Q2 2014

30 Sep 14

Experian Economics shows that construction activity stayed flat throughout the second quarter of the year, but still putting it 5% higher when compared with the same period for 2013

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

LATEST PRODUCTS

Sliding door

What to specify: Doors and windows

19 Sep 14

As one door closes, another opens - or call it a window of opportunity: this week we offer an abundance of products to brighten up your outlook on life …

Sketch of the week

SOTW 2609

Sketch of the week: City scape

26 Sep 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Lauren Cordeiro, a year 10 work experience student who spent a week at bptw partnership this summer

ANALYSIS

Leading construction activity indicator

Tracker: August 2014

29 Sep 14

The construction activity index slides down to 58 following the previous month’s post-recessionary high, while activity by sector also takes an overall negative shape

AGENDA 15

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

Class of 2014

The class of 2014

The class of 2014: Consultants and engineers

19 September 2014

What made our consultants and engineers choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?

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MARKET REVIEW

barbour report logo

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

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

Music to our ears

26 Sep 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The Labour party gathering in Manchester has set the tone for debate and the mood music for the sector is encouraging

Hansom

hansom-new-200_232

Hansom: Dare to be different

26 Sep 14

Sit at home and watch Eastenders if you want - or go watch a melting house, take pictures of a major infrastructure project, design the new Guggenheim, or live in a zero-carbon house for a year. Up to you


COMMUNITY OPINION

Brian Berry

Tory conference: Lively but with little housing direction

30 Sep 14 | By Brian Berry

Despite grassroots support the Conservative party, like Labour, doesn’t seem committed to the housebuilding push we need

Pete Baxter

Inspiring the next generation

30 Sep 14 | By Pete Baxter

Economic recovery can only be postive for construction, but it does mean we have to persuade graduates to choose our sector over all the others

Peter_Trebilcock

How will we cope with accelerated change?

30 Sep 14 | By Peter Trebilcock

It’s a challenge for firms and individuals alike to keep up with the pace of change in this digital age, but one approach that can help is life-long learning

Steven Carey

When setting-off isn’t letting off

29 Sep 14 | By Steven Carey

There are circumstances where the paying party may avoid settling an amount awarded by an adjudicator using set-off

Richard_Saxon

Can a surveyor fill the BIM information manager role?

29 Sep 14 | By Richard Saxon

The RICS is now offering a certification in information management for Level 2 BIM, but other professions may want to get involved too

Comments (1)

Chris_Millard

A better mix

29 Sep 14 | By Chris Millard

We must work harder to recruit the top talent in construction, which means having a better variety in terms of age, ethnicity, background and sexuality

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