Wednesday23 July 2014

TOP STORIES

Aerial view of the Wood Wharf Masterplan

Go-ahead for Canary Wharf's massive Wood Wharf scheme

22 Jul 14

Tower Hamlets gives outline permission to 30 new buildings in London’s Docklands, including over 3,000 homes

investment

Small construction firms’ average debt reaches £484,000

22 Jul 14

Study shows small firms have up to 16% of their turnover outstanding in unpaid bills

Principal Place

Amazon interest could revive Principal Place tower

22 Jul 14

Internet retail giant pre-let could kickstart construction of Brookfield’s City of London scheme

PIC OF THE DAY

Golders Green Synagogue

Styles & Wood completes Golders Green synagogue refurb

22 Jul 14

Fit-out contractor completes rennovation of historic London building

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PROJECTS

Adobe Great Kneighton

Housing Design Awards: Addresses to impress

17 Jul 14

From radical warehouse conversions to art deco elderly care, this year’s Housing Design Awards show an industry emerging from the recession with a spring in its step and unafraid to experiment

PROFESSIONAL

These houses in Berwick-upon-Tweed have been externally insulated and then finished with a basecoat, Tonachino protective coating and topcoat from Mapei’s Silancolor range

CPD 16 2014: Render-protected external wall insulation

EWI systems are an effective means of improving a building’s thermal efficiency. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Mapei, examines the types of system available, as well as colours, finishes and the relevant standards

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LATEST PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Flooring

21 Jul 14

This week’s flooring products cover everything from a range of decorative designs with safe features to thermally-efficient foundations for a student Passivhaus project

Building TV

Building TV: Episode 3

Building TV: Episode 3

28 May 14

Building deputy editor Joey Gardiner discusses the future of Balfour Beatty

Sketch of the week

John Roycroft sketch

Sketch of the week: Structural concept sketches

18 Jul 14

This week’s sketch of the week is “structural concept sketches for a perspective office development” by John Roycroft, civil and structural engineering director at BDP.

ANALYSIS

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Lead times: April-June 2014

22 Jul 14

While only a handful of trades showed lengthening lead times, the majority of the sector is anticipating increasing demand within the next six months. Brian Moone of Mace Business School reports

Barbour ABI market report map July 2014

A sunny outlook

22 Jul 14

Despite a slight blip in contract activity in June, construction looks stonger compared with last summer. Michael Dall presents highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review, with a special focus on the residential sector which is largely responsible for driving growth

INTERVIEW

Peter Amato

Interview: Peter Amato

17 Jul 14

As the man in charge of overseeing Chinese developer Dalian Wanda’s £3bn UK development plans, Peter Amato is already becoming the man contractors and consultants most want to know. But you’ll have to learn to keep up …

LATEST VIDEO

Michael Fallon

GCS video: Michael Fallon

17 Jul 14

The former Minister of State for Business and Energy discusses low carbon and sustainable construction at the Government Construction Summit 2014

David Higgins

GCS video: David Higgins

17 Jul 14

The chairman of High Speed 2 takes a look forward at leadership and change at the Government Construction Summit 2014

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

The game is on

18 Jul 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Do this month’s two major takeovers show the market finding its feet?


Hansom

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Hansom: Time gentlemen, please

18 Jul 14

There’s a wry confession at the Education Funding Agency, directors at a charity’s VIP reception sneak into a pop concert, and workers on the Nottingham Tramlink project face a strict drink and drugs test

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25 Jun 14

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COMMUNITY OPINION

Stephen Gee

Get in early

22 Jul 14 | By Stephen Gee

The number of women in construction is still woefuly low, says Stephen Gee. We need to engage with schools so that children have a better idea of what construction can offer

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Matt Fulford

Government has quietly unlocked a £900m energy efficiency pipeline

21 Jul 14 | By Matt Fulford

The government’s new energy audit scheme might seem like another green burden on companies, but there is money to be made too

David Perkin

Life chances

21 Jul 14 | By David Perkin

Can the UK find new ways of caring for the elderly, and evolve its nursing homes into places where people don’t ‘go to die’?

Sarah Richardson

The game is on

18 Jul 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Do this month’s two major takeovers show the market finding its feet?

Allister Hayman

New faces

18 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

What impact will the government’s reshuffle have on the construction sector and policy?

Paul King

What makes a great place?

18 Jul 14 | By Paul King

Berkeley group have done an impressive job of working it out

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