Friday31 October 2014


Taiwan rail - Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP completes £820m Parsons Brinckerhoff deal

31 Oct 14

Canada-based WSP formally takes over Balfour Beatty’s consultant arm


Kier hires ex-Morgan Sindall infrastructure boss

31 Oct 14

Exclusive: Former Morgan Sindall managing director of infrastructure joins rival to head up regional division

Foster & Partners' Central Square plan for Cardiff

Massive central Cardiff masterplan unveiled

31 Oct 14

Foster + Partners masterplan includes office, retail and residential space alongside new BBC HQ


Aecom index series (Previously Davis Langdon)

Market forecast: Rolling on

30 Oct 14

Rising price levels still reflect an industry in relatively rude health, despite ongoing capacity issues and question marks over the global economy

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index


Materials Innovation Factory in Liverpool.

Bam wins £23m Liverpool materials factory job

31 Oct 14

Contractor to build ‘excellent’ BREEAM rated building for The University of Liverpool

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Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium

CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

The latest in our CPD series considers the importance of unitised curtain walling, design considerations as well as legislation and testing issues. This module is sponsored by Reynaers Aluminium

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JTI Building

Skin deep: SOM's JTI Building in Geneva

22 Oct 14

SOM’s JTI building in Geneva uses a revolutionary facade that optimises daylight and transparency while meeting tight Swiss regulatory requirements


Cladding support systems - Nvelope

What to specify: Cladding

21 Oct 14

This week’s cladding products include the refurbishment of a high-rise building at the Darmstadt University in Germany, and wall cladding for a home on the banks of the River Tay



Pumpkin of the week

31 Oct 14

In place of sketch of the week this week, we asked for your best Halloween pumpkins…


Is the north on the up

Is the north on the up?

31 Oct 14

George Osborne talks of a creating a ‘northern powerhouse’ but how much faith should the industry put in Westminster’s affirmations?

Pheonix Island

Horrific architecture: Part 3

31 Oct 14

Continuing our Halloween tribute to the most gruesome building designs around the globe, here’s the third of our three part mini-series


Silhouette construction

Online poll: Modern slavery

30 Oct 14

Do you think that modern slavery is prevalent in the UK construction industry? Vote here


Good Employer Guide 2014

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2014

24 Oct 14

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2014 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise


barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's October market review is out now

23 Oct 14

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


Top 150 consultants 2014

Top 150 consultants 2014: Let the good times roll

17 Oct 14

There’s an upbeat mood in this year’s Top 150 consultants survey with strong growth and jobs being created. It’s now just a matter of finding the staff to keep it going


Agenda 15 draft manifesto cover

Agenda 15 draft manifesto

22 Sep 14

Building’s draft manifesto for construction for the next parliament is now online for consultation here - and we want you to let us know what you think


Sarah Richardson

Looking north

31 Oct 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The chancellor’s pledge to drive a ‘northern powerhouse’ economy and backing for a north-east-north-west high-speed rail line offer welcome prospects for work


Hansom Halloween

Hansom: Trick or treat

31 October 2014

It’s a Halloween special this week: it’s revealed HLM’s chair once played with the living dead (Status Quo), a former Building cover star meets a terrible fate on the Graham Norton Show, and Frank Gehry gets a bit grisly


Sarah Richardson

Looking north

31 Oct 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The chancellor’s pledge to drive a ‘northern powerhouse’ economy and backing for a north-east-north-west high-speed rail line offer welcome prospects for work

Tony Bingham

A Scottish case: Highland fling

31 Oct 14 | By Tony Bingham

What happens when a high-level solicitor comes up against a determined Scottish subbie?

Charles Thompson

Planning infrastructure: Looking into the future

31 Oct 14 | By Charles Thompson

The EEF has echoed the recommendations of the Armitt Review to create an independent body to plan long-term infrastructure projects

Ann Mingoue

Rotten to the core

31 Oct 14 | By Ann Minogue

The CIOB has been trying to root out corruption in the industry but how deeply ingrained is the problem?

Richard Steer 2014

The bigger picture

30 Oct 14 | By Richard Steer

Concerns about what is, for now, a slight blip in output figures would be better directed at thinking how to build the industry’s capacity to grow

Pete Baxter

Tapping into the Internet of Things

29 Oct 14 | By Pete Baxter

Devices that monitor appliances in buildings are a powerful way to help occupants manage their properties more efficiently and sustainably

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