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Carillion merger with Balfour Beatty ‘not a takeover’

28 Jul 14

Balfour Beatty source says firm would not be considering a deal if it meant ceding control to Carillion

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Consultants bid for potential Sheffield city centre HS2 station

28 Jul 14

Sheffield procures consultants for rival HS2 station to Meadowhall

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GPE moots major development push

28 Jul 14

Developer considers starting on six new London scheme within next year

PIC OF THE DAY

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Masterplan unveiled for £75m Oxford station revamp

28 Jul 14

Newly-demerged practice AHR unveils plans, which include three residential and three commercial buildings

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BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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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

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Watch: Demolition of cooling towers at Didcot power station Video

28 Jul 14

Three cooling towers of Didcot A Power Station were demolished in the early hours of Sunday morning

Sketch of the week

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Sketch of the week: Skinners Kent academy

25 Jul 14

This concept sketch of Skinners Kent Academy was a collaboration between Matt Golds and Dan Smith of Hunters South Architects.

MERGER ANALYSIS

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City surprised at Carillion and Balfour merger talks

25 Jul 14

Analysts say proposed merger between two construction giants has a “50/50” chance of going ahead

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Contractors: How have they fared in the recession?

10 Jun 14

Analysis of the financials of the top 20 major contractors showing who has weathered the recession - and who hasn’t

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What next for Balfour Beatty?

16 May 14

The UK’s biggest contractor appears to have slipped into crisis with a profit warning, the departure of the chief executive and £400m wiped off the firm’s value. So, what is Balfour Beatty’s next move?

LEAGUE TABLES

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Top 150 contractors and housebuilders 2014

25 Jul 14

Building’s annual list of the UK’s biggest performers in the construction sector shows that housebuilders have enjoyed the past 12 months most. But many predict the tides are ready to turn for contractors, as Joey Gardiner reports

SURVEY

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Top consultants survey 2014

25 Jun 14

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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

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 Jul 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework


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Hansom: All change

25 Jul 14

With Gove gone, architects sniff better days ahead, the revolving door of planning ministers takes another turn, a former Kier boss makes a speedy, if unadventurous, comeback, and JCB digs 18 more holes

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Crane

Top consultants survey 2014

25 Jun 14

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COMMUNITY OPINION

Steven Carey

Set-off: Know the setbacks

28 Jul 14 | By Steven Carey

Set-off is a term that is regularly heard in the construction industry, but does everyone know exactly what it means?

Jill Carey

Caught in the Act

28 Jul 14 | By Jill Carey

Your brilliant idea to develop part of an existing building could easily be scuppered by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 - so best to get advice early

Sarah Richardson

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 Jul 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework

Allister Hayman

A black day for the industry

25 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

There was more hand-wringing embarassment for the industry this week as construction bosses gave evidence on blacklisting to MPs

Julie Hirigoyen

Stepping up to the diversity challenge

25 Jul 14 | By Julie Hirigoyen

Lack of diversity in the property sector is a real problem, here are some ideas for how to tackle it …

Simon Lewis

Playing by the rules

25 Jul 14 | By Simon Lewis

The ‘Plebgate’ affair may not have been very edifying but it did give the courts the opportunity to issue guidelines on Civil Procedure Rule 3.9 - on granting relief from court sanctions

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