Wednesday27 August 2014

TOP STORIES

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Babcock backs Scotland "no" campaign

27 Aug 14

Giant lines up with Morris & Spottiswood and others in letter to the Scotsman

Steve Marshall, executive chair of Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty revises up value of PPP assets

27 Aug 14

Contractor revises up value of PPP assets by 46% to £1.1bn

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Imtech UK & Ireland slumps to loss and scales back

27 Aug 14

Imtech Group says “delayed project starts in the UK” impacted its first-half results

DATA

Aecom indices

Cost update: Q2 2014

27 Aug 14

Construction output recorded no change compared with the last quarter, while new housing construction is the primary reason for rises in new work output

PROJECTS

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The advantages of lime pozzolan

19 Aug 14

Lime pozzolan concrete’s environmental and flexibility advantages could make it a revolutionary replacement to conventional concrete types. But the foundations of this ‘new’ material can actually be traced back to ancient history

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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LATEST VIDEO

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Watch: Blaze rips through Eastbourne Pier Video

31 Jul 14

Devastating fire destroys main building on the historic Eastbourne Pier

PIC OF THE DAY

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Broadway Malyan to design urban district in China

27 Aug 14

Firm to masterplan new urban district in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province

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PROFESSIONAL

Vectorworks BIM software was implemented during the planning of Moorlands College in Christchurch multi-use teaching and community spaces

CPD 17 2014: BIM for small practices

As of 2016, all centrally procured government construction projects must implement level 2 BIM. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Vectorworks, defines levels of BIM

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LATEST PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Housing

7 Aug 14

This week’s housing products include the installation of Redland 49 roof tiles to prevent the vortex effect for homes under the Heathrow flight path and a 150 window replacement job for Kirklees council

Sketch of the week

Roger Fitzgerald sketch

Sketch of the week: South Bank

22 Aug 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Roger Fitzgerald for charity Article 25’s annual 10x10 event

ANALYSIS

Aecom indices

Cost update: Q2 2014

27 Aug 14

Construction output recorded no change compared with the last quarter, while new housing construction is the primary reason for rises in new work output

Vectorworks BIM software was implemented during the planning of Moorlands College in Christchurch multi-use teaching and community spaces

CPD 17 2014: BIM for small practices

27 Aug 14

As of 2016, all centrally procured government construction projects must implement level 2 BIM. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Vectorworks, defines levels of BIM

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Carillion ends pursuit of Balfour Beatty

22 Aug 14

Analysts say Balfour has missed an opportunity after rejecting Carillion’s £2.1bn revised offer for a merger

More merger analysis

MARKET REVIEW

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Barbour ABI's August market review is out now

20 Aug 14

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

EDITOR'S VIEW

Joey Gardiner

Challenging times

22 Aug 14 | By Joey Gardiner

In regards to procurement, the public sector is already held to a far higher standard than private clients


Hansom

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Hansom: Fantasia

22 Aug 14

Create your own unique buildings using Lego bricks, see your dreams of a replica Eiffel Tower come true, watch as a dead monarch’s head comes back to life, be amazed as Battersea’s crumbling towers are resurrected …


COMMUNITY OPINION

Iain Parker

Dating, to engagement, to marriage

27 Aug 14 | By Iain Parker

With demand for construction services now outstripping supply, firms are becoming more choosey when picking partners

Nigel Banks

Why I'm still optimistic about retrofit

26 Aug 14 | By Nigel Banks

Lasting change is required to fulfil domestic retrofit’s huge potential

Frank McLeod

Egan and BIM: Steady as she goes

26 Aug 14 | By Frank McLeod

In the last of this series, putting an Egan principle into practice with BIM

Julie Hirigoyen

Five - the magic number

25 Aug 14 | By Julie Hirigoyen

The ultimate goal for achieving minimum energy performance standards is a ‘factor five’ improvement, while maintaining current growth projections

Peter Morse

Insurance: Living with uncertainty

25 Aug 14 | By Peter Morse

Insurance can help projects thrive by limiting uncertainty but developers must take initiative in developing their programmes

Joey Gardiner

Challenging times

22 Aug 14 | By Joey Gardiner

In regards to procurement, the public sector is already held to a far higher standard than private clients

More community opinion



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