Monday27 March 2017

Stephen Stone

Crest Nicholson to proceed with pay deal despite shareholder revolt

24 Mar 17

Over 107 million votes were cast against the proposal at the company’s AGM


Union threatens "summer of chaos" after crane drivers reject pay deal

24 Mar 17

Over 50 crane drivers have rejected a pay offer from HTC Wolffkran

The Post Building 21-31 New Oxford Street

Laing O'Rourke confirmed for New Oxford Street job

24 Mar 17

Contractor is redeveloping the former Royal Mail Sorting Office


Market review

Market review: Earning more for less

23 Mar 17

The total value of construction contracts increased in February but the number of projects went down. Michael Dall discusses the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index


Carrowbreck Meadow

Carrowbreck Meadow: Passivhaus rules

22 Mar 17

A settlement of 14 Passivhaus homes, designed by Hamson Barron Smith, has been built in a Norfolk woodland. Ike Ijeh explains why observing this small project could provide the key to a scheme of nationwide significance


82% of construction industry investing in sustainability strategies

82% of construction industry investing in sustainability strategies

15 Mar 17

A market insight into sustainability attitudes and practices’, reveals key findings from a survey commissioned by Tata Steel in March 2016

Touch pad

Infrastructure: Digital Railway

21 Mar 17

A look at the challenges the Digital Railway programme faces, and how they can be overcome by good management, supply chain collaboration and a strong investment case


What to specify: Flooring

21 Mar 17

This week, new flooring solutions include a vinyl range targeting the education market, Forbury Place’s choice of access flooring in Reading and an aluminium decking system at Manchester’s XYZ building

In insulated suspended flooring systems, the concrete blocks between the beams are replaced by blocks of EPS insulation

CPD 4 2017: Insulated suspended floor systems

20 Mar 17

Insulated suspended flooring systems can be used in place of conventional beam-and-block to meet higher energy performance standards. This CPD, sponsored by Springvale, outlines the design considerations


Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist by Michael Rakowitz. THE END, by Heather Phillipson.

Image of the week: Get a dollop of that

24 Mar 17

Two winners of the next commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square announced on Tuesday


Sketch for online

Sketch of the week: Homes at Dunstall Farm

24 Mar 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Niamh Hession, associate at Pad Design



Is nuclear in meltdown?

24 Mar 17

Work on Hinkley C’s construction may be about to start but hopes for a whole new fleet of power stations are at risk after a ‘crisis’ in market confidence triggered by EDF’s Hinkley delivery problems



Brexit: What we really really want

When Building launched its Building A Better Brexit campaign at the start of the year, we promised a reader survey to find out what the industry wanted the government to take into its negotiations with the EU


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Online poll: Nuclear power

22 Mar 17

Should the government invest in the construction of the next generation of nuclear power plants? Vote here


Sarah Richardson

Nuclear chill

24 Mar 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Concrete is about to be poured at Hinkley, but future nuclear projects are beset with problems

Budget 2017

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Barbour ABI's March market review is out now

16 Mar 17

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



Hansom: Beside the sea

24 Mar 17

As usual, Mipim was a rich hunting ground for me to get the lowdown on the latest property news and catch up with old industry pals. This year, delegates enjoyed an unusual piece of artwork …


Archive image: How to make friends and influence parliament

This week in 2002

24 Mar 17

Building wrote that the construction industry had finally worked out how to get its voice heard by government 15 years ago



Consultants salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

10 Mar 17

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires


Bruno Dupety

Bruno Dupety: Action man

17 Feb 17

In 2014, Bruno Dupety was brought in to sort out Vinci’s UK construction arm: managing some massive project losses, refreshing the leadership team and restructuring struggling parts of the business


London debate at Building Live

Delivering London’s construction pipeline for the next five years Video

23 Dec 16

Building Live debate highlights - With new mayor Sadiq Khan now in place, what are London’s priorities for growth?


Sarah Richardson

Nuclear chill

24 Mar 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Concrete is about to be poured at Hinkley, but future nuclear projects are beset with problems


Debts in paradise

23 Mar 17 | By Robert Akenhead

A Caribbean case - marked by carelessness and potential illegality - highlights how horribly wrong a construction project can go. It also shows the specialist expertise of the TCC

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: Variations from sector to sector

23 Mar 17 | By Noble Francis

February’s index is up, following on from a rise in January, but sector performance varies

Akin Akinbode

By implication

23 Mar 17 | By Akin Akinbode

If contracting parties fail to agree a key term, making the contract unenforceable, can the courts imply a term to make their incomplete bargain into a binding contract?

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Rebecca Larkin

Construction's long-term outlook

23 Mar 17 | By Michael Dall

Lower real incomes are a key risk for the years ahead and have clear implications for construction


Training to a T

22 Mar 17 | By Mark Farmer

More of the same training means more bad press, poor productivity and an industry struggling to find people willing to fill its job vacancies. The newly-announced T-level may give us the chance to change all that

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17 | By Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

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