Tuesday23 May 2017

Katy Dowding

Skanska names new UK building boss

23 May 17

Appointment is one of five announced by new CEO Gregor Craig

Bracken House

McLaren to fit-out Financial Times' return to old City HQ

23 May 17

The revamped building will include a 150 metre running track

Gehry — Prospect Place and The Flower

SRM replaces Carillion as favourite to pick up Battersea job

23 May 17

The third phase of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station is up for grabs

ANALYSIS

Homes

Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

19 May 17

Taylor Wimpey’s doubling of leasehold ground rents has drawn attention to what could be a wider industry practice

LATEST PROJECTS

Storyhouse

A stage for three stars: Chester's Storyhouse

15 May 17

The Storyhouse in Chester is a daring construction of opposites, with a theatre, cinema and library brought together in a space that combines new-build and the spirit of the orginal 1930s picture house

ADVERTORIAL

Quality Kawneer glazing helps with a Cardiff catalyst

Quality Kawneer glazing helps with a Cardiff catalyst

22 May 17

A building at the heart of Cardiff city centre’s regeneration features Kawneer glazing

Virtual reality

What to specify: BIM

12 May 17

A range of BIM objects have been released including an update on a sketching app that allows customers to pan and zoom simultaneously, and the completed range of Rhinoceros software

Careers

on site

Volunteering: The world of good

26 Apr 17

Volunteering your professional skills can lead to job satisfaction, improved skillset and an open outlook

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

INTERVIEW

Xu Weiping

Meeting Mr X

21 Apr 17

Far from being a mysterious and distant figure, Xu Weiping of Chinese developer ABP is happy to talk about the thousands of office blocks he is building in China, as well as the 35-acre scheme at Royal Albert Dock - and his plans for many more

De Montfort University’s Fletcher Complex

CPD 8 2017: Curtain wall systems: classification, design and testing

19 May 17

Getting the curtain walling design right is essential if a building is to remain watertight. This CPD module, sponsored by Kawneer, outlines the main points to consider

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Final match day at White Hart Lane

Image of the week: Hart-breaking farewell

19 May 17

Football fans enter Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane stadium for the final time on Sunday

SKETCH OF THE WEEK

Sketch index

Sketch of the week: Ducie Street, Manchester

19 May 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Ewen Miller at Calderpeel Architects

ANALYSIS

Office buildings

Wellness: WELL Building Standard

23 May 17

The WELL Building Standard focuses solely on a building’s impact on people

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Corbyn

Labour manifesto: Cornucopia of delights or a suicide note?

17 May 17

With the Tories so far ahead in the polls, you might be forgiven for thinking the (official) launch this week of Labour’s manifesto is a bit of an irrelevance

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EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

Double trouble for leasehold houses

19 May 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Housebuilders crippling ground rent increases are causing homeowners anguish

POLL

Labour manifesto launch

Online poll: Labour manifesto

18 May 17

Would the policies outlined in Labour’s election manifesto be good for construction? Vote here

Please register your support for our manifesto

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The more supporters we have, the greater influence we can wield with the government.

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Barbour ABI's May market review is out now

18 May 17

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

Hansom

Hansom HT

Hansom: The big time

19 May 17

This week in construction is suffused with the heady scent of success, from elected mayors, popular tourist snaps, a cyclist going the extra mile and quite a lot of very, very rich people

THE ARCHIVE

Archive oic

This week in 1997

19 May 17

This time in 1997 Building polled readers’ attitudes to their work and the results were far from happy

VIDEO

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?


COMMUNITY OPINION

Jack Pringle

Housing: Great shakes

23 May 17 | By Jack Pringle

If you look hard enough, something positive has come out of this turbulent world politics and frenzy of electioneering

Grant Lipton

Heritage is absent from the housing white paper

22 May 17 | By Grant Lipton

We need to reintroduce the concept of heritage into the discussion around the expanding our villages, towns and cities

Rudi Klein

Forging stronger chains

22 May 17 | By Rudi Klein

The UK construction industry must become leaner, fitter and more integrated to survive. Will the new government act as a catalyst for this after the election?

Sarah Richardson

Double trouble for leasehold houses

19 May 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Housebuilders crippling ground rent increases are causing homeowners anguish

Stephen Gee

Construction’s candidate: Stephen Gee

19 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner

The first of Building’s series of interviews with the construction professionals standing in the general election

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Procedural fairness

19 May 17 | By Ted Lowery

Had interventions by the judge during the evidence made a fair trial impossible? Ted Lowery considers a recent Court of Appeal case

Mark Leeson

How to help local authorities build homes

19 May 17 | By Mark Leeson

The Conservatives’ pledge to build more council houses is welcome but few people have mentioned the route that built hundreds of thousands of homes each year in the post-war period

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