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Value of Carillion’s flagship Green Deal job falls by £600m

25 Apr 14

Scale of major Birmingham retrofit scheme shrinks as prospective partners exit

Industry is working to ensure Green Deal qualifi cations and accreditation procedures are in place to protect consumers

SIG sells Green Deal business for £1

24 Apr 14

Building products firm says that downturn in energy efficiency retrofit work is behind the sale

Cala chief executive Alan Brown

Planning ‘easiest since eighties’, says Cala boss

25 Apr 14

Government reform has produced easiest environment to get residential approvals since eighties, claims house builder


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Market forecast: Rebound on track

Although Q1 2014 saw output and price levels taper off, the overall direction of the industry remains encouraging, especially considering its supply and skills constraints

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How to be cool: Tackling overheating in UK homes

22 Apr 14

Overheating in homes is set to become an increasingly urgent issue, especially in the capital, as global temperatures rise. With energy legislation demanding that buildings become ever more airtight, what is the best way for designers to respond?


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What to specify: Doors & windows

22 Apr 14

You can see clearly now with the latest doors and windows products. Innovations include automatic door operators, top swing reversible windows and electronic roof windows


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Video: Make's recycled pop-up cinema

28 Mar 14

Watch how architect Make designed and built a recycled cinema at Ecobuild this year


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Heatherwick in Abu Dhabi: Parking space

25 Apr 14

Designer unveils plans for 125,000m2 Al Favah Park

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The Dali system at the LMB in Cambridge includes presence detectors and multisensors that link to both the lighting and HVAC controls

CPD 4 2014: Dali and integrated building services

This module explains the applications of the open protocol for digital lighting, and its integration into a building-wide open system. It is sponsored by Delmatic

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Building TV: Episode 2

20 Mar 14

In this episode Thomas Lane, Sarah Richardson and Elizabeth Hopkirk discuss Ecobuild 2014, Building’s Agenda 15 campaign and Barbour ABI’s Construction Industry Review


Cala chief executive Alan Brown

Interview: Alan Brown

25 Apr 14

With two investors behind it and the recent purchase of upmarket housebuilder Banner, Cala Group has come a long way from its precarious refinancing in 2009. Alan Brown talks about delivering volume at the top end of the market, and plans to treble turnover to £800m a year

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Spring in our step

25 Apr 14

Business indicators point to plenty of momentum in the economy as household consumption expands and employment rises. Michael Dall presents highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review, with a special focus on the education sector


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Video: Building Awards 2014 Video

14 Apr 14

Watch highlights of the Building Awards 2014, hosted by James Cordon, as well as a videos of each of the individual category winners being announced

Building Lives

Building Award Winners: CITB training initiative of the year

11 Apr 14

The judges were truly inspired by Lakehouse founder Steve Rawlings’ ‘gutsy’ plan to address both the industry’s skills shortage and unemployment in deprived areas of London


Sarah Richardson

Seize this chance for change

25 Apr 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The government’s Payment Charter takes us a step closer to fixing the industry’s ills

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Sketch of the week: Royal Liver Building

25 Apr 14

Building art editor Sam Jenkins draws on his Liverpudlian roots


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Barbour ABI's March market review is out now

20 Mar 14

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


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Hansom: Stepping in

25 Apr 14

This week, the Treasury has its say on sustainability policy, Willmott Dixon goes to the rescue of those affected by flood damage and a business park gets assistance from a feathered friend


Sarah Richardson

Seize this chance for change

25 Apr 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The government’s Payment Charter takes us a step closer to fixing the industry’s ills

Vern Pitt

Time for a Green Deal rethink?

25 Apr 14 | By Vern Pitt

The construction industry is capable of making an energy efficiency retrofit market work

Claire Bonham Carter

New York's housing stock challenge

25 Apr 14 | By Claire Bonham-Carter

New York already has some of the lowest emissions per capita of any major international city, but this recent report highlights areas where it could go further


Scottish independence would be madness

24 Apr 14 | By Steven Barker

I implore construction colleagues north of the border to vote no in the independence referendum

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Simon Parsons

Securing corporate data in a mobile world

24 Apr 14 | By Simon Parsons

Part two of this blog on mobile technology looks at security risks and what to do if the worst happens

Richard McCarthy

Breaking boundaries

24 Apr 14 | By Richard McCarthy

Greater collaboration from local authorities could unlock big opportunities for construction and boost the economy as a whole, but before we think outside the box, we first need to re-construct it

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