Wednesday01 April 2015

Ruby McGregor-Smith, Mitie

Mitie makes profit warning

31 Mar 15

‘Market pressures’ in social housing and homecare lead to profit warning

Wandsworth Riverside Quarter

Galliford Try lands £69m west London resi job

31 Mar 15

Contractor will build three phases of residential scheme in Wandsworth

Cameron conference

Government confirms architecture move to communities ministry

31 Mar 15

Prime minister moves architecture into housing and planning department ‘with immediate effect’

Maggie's Oxford

Preview: Building Awards Small Project of the Year shortlist

25 Mar 15

From swimming pool to school, court to chapel, the architectural gems up for this year’s Building Awards Small Project of the Year prove that size isn’t everything

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Armstrong’s CoolZone phase change materials were installed at Belvoir High School in Nottingham

CPD 8 2015: Ceiling Solutions for Education

23 Mar 15

This module will examine how suspended ceilings can help meet both the acoustic and thermal-performance demands of schools under the PSBP. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings


What to specify: Flooring

24 Mar 15

A range of flooring styles is demonstrated this week, from a resin floor used to direct passengers at a refurbished bus terminal to the striking design feature made from rubber floor tiling at SAP’s office reception


'Jigsaw' Crossrail station at Custom House

Image of the week: Slotting into place

27 Mar 15

Laing O’Rourke completes ‘jigsaw’ Crossrail station at Custom House


The Mariinsky Theatre

Sketch of the week: Heritage building near Mariinsky Theatre

27 Mar 15

This week’s sketch shows proposals for a mixed-use aparthotel and residential scheme close to The Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia


Building intelligence: Q4 2014

31 Mar 15

Experian Economics shows that 2014’s construction output increased 7% on the previous year’s total, with the housing sector performing particularly well

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Barbour ABI's March market review is out now

19 Mar 15

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


Building Awards 2015 shortlist

Building Awards 2015: And the finalists are…

20 Feb 15

Congratulations to all of the Building Awards 2015 finalists. Join us in April to find out who the winners are


Is this the greenest government ever?

Is this the greenest government ever?

9 Mar 15

Watch this exclusive film analysing the coalition government’s track record on green building policy featuring the shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change


Sarah Richardson

A test of loyalty

25 Mar 15 | By Sarah Richardson

Leo Quinn’s ability to restore Balfour Beatty’s former glory relies on clients not being spooked by the firm’s latest woes



Hansom: The young ones

27 Mar 15

This week, how watching telly can inspire the next generation of construction workers; northern youth marches south; an octogenarian architect is unstoppable; and the chancellor contemplates a career change


Jack Pringle

Hot-desking 2.0

31 Mar 15 | By Jack Pringle

The modern worker may not need a desk to sit at 24/7, but they do want staircases, sofas, reclaimed timber floors, and a new kind of urban realm

Helen Gough

The future of surveying

27 Mar 15 | By Helen Gough

Financial benefits can be monetised but it is less easy to quantify and advocate the value of experience or the existing knowledge of a building or site

Tony Blackler

Final certificates: It’s not over yet

26 Mar 15 | By Tony Blackler

Challenges to a final certificate through the courts or by arbitration are straightforward but if a contractor challenges via adjudication then procedural mishaps can occur

Sarah Richardson

A test of loyalty

25 Mar 15 | By Sarah Richardson

Leo Quinn’s ability to restore Balfour Beatty’s former glory relies on clients not being spooked by the firm’s latest woes

Rudi Klein

CDM regs: Two steps back

25 Mar 15 | By Rudi Klein

As a member of the working party that drafted the 2007 CDM regulations, Rudi Klein explains why the 2015 update represents a retrograde move for the construction industry

Richard Threlfall

Hands-free drive time

24 Mar 15 | By Richard Threlfall

Despite resistance to the idea from a sizeable proportion of the public, the technology to create autonomous vehicles is already with us. What does this mean for the construction industry?

Cora Marla

Searching for a level playing field

23 Mar 15

Will regulatory changes make a real difference towards SMEs’ access to public sector work?

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