Wednesday17 September 2014

TOP STORIES

Greg Fitzgerald

Galliford Try boss to step down

16 Sep 14 | Updated: 16 Sep 14

Firm says chief excutive Greg Fitzgerald is set to retire, as it reports a sharp jump in revenue and profit

Everton - Goodison

Everton secures council backing for new stadium

16 Sep 14

Liverpool council and football club agree plan for new stadium development at Walton Park in the north of the city

Royal Docks

Bouygues lands 220-home east London scheme

16 Sep 14

Royal Docks job will include 137 homes for the private rented sector

PROJECTS

South Bank Tower

South Bank Tower: Coming out on top

16 Sep 14

Faced with the task of adding an extra 11 storeys to its structure, the engineering team working on London’s South Bank Tower have found a way to extend its height without additional foundations or a dramatic redesign

PROFESSIONAL

Curtain walling remains a popular choice for London’s commercial developments

CPD 23 2014: High-performance insulation for curtain wall facades

The facade is one of the key elements governing the thermal performance of office buildings, which can be undermined by large expanses of glazing. This CPD module, sponsored by Dow Corning, examines two solutions

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DATA

Tracker: August 2014

Tracker: July 2014

2 Sep 14

Construction activity remains consistent as the index picks up five points for the month, while the orders index sees a small incline and residential experiences a significant uptick

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

PIC OF THE DAY

Mexico airport

Fosters to design new Mexico City airport

12 Sep 14

Foster + Partners appointed to design world’s largest airport

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LATEST PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Regulations

3 Sep 14

This week’s regulations products include the installation of Taraflex flooring in a Stockport gym to match sports surface regulations, and ensuring that the Library of Birmingham meets watertight requirements

Sketch of the week

Mike oades

Sketch of the week: Almaty

12 Sep 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by architect Mike Oades at Atomik Architecture.

ANALYSIS

Andrew Davies, Wates

Interview: Andrew Davies

12 Sep 14

When Andrew Davies, Wates’ chief executive, goes to the board next month it will be to tell them how he intends to double turnover at the £1bn family firm. But don’t expect a revolution

SCOTLAND VOTE

Scotland

Will they stay or will they go?

What effects would a ‘Yes’ vote in the Scottish referendum have on the industry?

Sarah Richardson

Beware unconscious uncoupling

A vote for Scotland’s independence could mean big changes for the sector

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


Hansom

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Hansom: Plaudits and brickbats

12 Sep 14

There’s a lot to celebrate this week - both at the Holcim Awards in Moscow and at HLM’s 50th. Elsewhere, though, the industry is in the dock and a hideous building gets planning approval in Brum


COMMUNITY OPINION

Aine McCartney

Chain of indemnity

17 Sep 14 | By Aine McCartney, Thomas McElligot

A look at a case where an indemnity clause was found to be applicable despite the beneficiary being at fault

Francis Ho

For all practical purposes

16 Sep 14 | By Francis Ho

A case on the familiar topic of a professional’s duties in certifying practical completion

Stephanie Canham

Learning to get ahead of the game

15 Sep 14 | By Stephanie Canham

Stereotypical substandard student accommodation is changing

Sarah Richardson

Wasted energy

12 Sep 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Political parties need to be clear on their sustainability policies for the future

Andrew Kane

Creating the 'third space' for student accommodation

12 Sep 14 | By Andrew Kane

As demand for quality student living increases the design of communal spaces is becoming more inventive and flexible

Mike Grant

Risky business

12 Sep 14 | By Mike Grant

More than 80% of the industry complain that contract obligations are becoming too complex. But guarding against risk early on could save money

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