Tuesday03 March 2015

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Costain breaks £1bn revenue barrier

3 Mar 15

Strong performance in infrastructure offsets losses in natural resources and Spain

Google's new headquarters designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick unveils 'nature-inspired' global Google HQ

2 Mar 15

Practice teams up with BIG for California campus

Bicester starter home Farrells

David Cameron doubles 'starter homes' target to 200,000

2 Mar 15

Planning incentives designed to boost the supply of homes for first time buyers come into force today

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Hong Kong skyline

Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?

25 Feb 15

With debate still raging over the 230 towers lined up to make the London skyline look more like Hong Kong’s, Ike Ijeh looks at whether tall buildings can ever be sustainable

Caddick construction

What to specify: Cladding

25 Feb 15

If your eyes glaze over at the thought of glazing, this week’s crop of cladding products will perk you up no end with a choice of cedar, cast stone and aluminium

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Cost update Q4 2014

27 Feb 15

Construction output rose 5.5% over 2014, but construction materials and consumer price inflation have both slowed.

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

The external landing and its drainage

CPD 7 2015: Level thresholds and water ingress

23 Feb 15

This module examines the key regulations concerning the accessibility of building entrances and highlights ways to avoid the main risks. It is sponsored by LABC Warranty

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Torch skyscraper in Dubai

Image of the week: Torch building fire

27 Feb 15

Hundreds evacuated from Torch skyscraper in Dubai after fire broke out across higher storeys

SKETCH OF THE WEEK

Kingston Gala sketch

Sketch of the week: Kingston Gala

27 Feb 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Stephen Willmore, associate director at Assael Architecture.

ECOBUILD 2015

Ecobuild seminar speakers

Ecobuild seminar highlights: Look who’s talking

2 Mar 15

Ecobuild’s seminar and conference programmes will feature more than 400 speakers from industry, government and beyond. Here, some of these experts give a sneak preview of their key messages

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ANALYSIS

50 sustainability stars 2015

50 sustainability stars 2015: Great expectations

27 February 2015

On the eve of this year’s Ecobuild event, Building asks the cream of construction’s young sustainability talent how they think this government has done on the environment - and what they’re hoping for from the next one

POLL

Natalie Bennett

Online poll: Green party housing policy

26 Feb 15

Does the Green party’s housing policy have any credibility after its leader Natalie Bennett’s ‘excruciating’ interview on LBC? Vote here

BUILDING AWARDS

Building Awards 2015 shortlist

Building Awards 2015: And the finalists are…

20 Feb 15

Congratulations to all of the Building Awards 2015 finalists. Join us in April to find out who the winners are

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Barbour ABI's February market review is out now

19 Feb 15

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

EDITOR'S VIEW

Joey Gardiner

Are greens good for you?

27 Feb 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Those promoting sustainability have to get better at putting the case that investing in green construction can boost growth

Hansom

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Hansom: It's a size thing

27 Feb 15

News from contracting’s big beasts, an estate agent’s imaginative reworking of geography, Washington is taken down a peg or two (as is a former RIBA president) - plus, it’s true, our readers really are getting younger


COMMUNITY OPINION

Richard Jones

Traditional construction in Vietnam

2 Mar 15 | By Richard Jones

A brief insight into a very different culture shows a system that doesn’t suffer from the boom and bust cycle, at least not yet …

Joey Gardiner

Are greens good for you?

27 Feb 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Those promoting sustainability have to get better at putting the case that investing in green construction can boost growth

Francis Ho

Adjudication: Collateral damage

27 Feb 15 | By Francis Ho

Francis Ho considers a world where parties can adjudicate under collateral warranties and asks what can be done to put the genie back in the bottle

James Souter

A spotlight on rights to light

27 Feb 15 | By James Souter

If a building interferes with a neighbour’s right to light, the courts can get the developer to knock it down - but changes are afoot that may redress the balance in the developer’s favour

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Julie Hirigoyen

The shape of things to come

26 Feb 15 | By Julie Hirigoyen

We can’t predict the future, but we can detect certain trends. Here are four that will fundamentally change the way we live

Richard McCarthy

Finding true North

26 Feb 15 | By Richard McCarthy

For the northern powerhouse to narrow the economic divide with the South, dynamic planning and investment on governance and transport will be needed from the get-go

Richard Steer 2014

Housing: A pre-election blame game

25 Feb 15 | By Richard Steer

As politicians struggle to explain how they will address the housing shortage they inevitably start to criticise housebuilders and their business models

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