Monday25 May 2015

Wembley Park bomb

WWII bomb forces Wembley construction workers evacuation

22 May 15

WWII bomb causes student accommodation development to be evacuated

White City Berkeley

Berkeley's £615m White City scheme gets go-ahead

22 May 15

Developer to build 1,465 homes on warehouse site in west London

Andrew Davies

Wates agrees deal to buy bulk of Shepherd’s construction arm

21 May 15

Exclusive: Landmark deal to see Wates acquire Shepherd Group’s engineering services and FM divisions

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index


Enterprise Centre

Enterprise Centre: A plan is thatched

20 May 15

The £11.6m Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia is one of the most innovative green buildings in the UK. But for its prefabricated cladding, it relies on the region’s most traditional building method

Liverpool Street station

International infrastructure totex

19 May 15

When considering the cost of a building, it is vital to look at the total in-use and maintenance costs as well as capital investment

Integrated service modules

What to specify: Off-site manufacture

20 May 15

This week’s modular products include a stylish services solution at David Chipperfield’s One Pancras Square, a nanotechnology lab, and a school sixth form centre constructed in just 14 weeks

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


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Sketch of the week: Cross Street, Medway

22 May 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Matt Brown at bptw partnership



It’s time to fix the housing crisis

22 May 2015

With a dire shortage of homes in the country, what has the government got to do to get housing working again?

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Barbour ABI's May market review is out now

20 May 15

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


Construction professions

Online poll: Professions

21 May 15

Are the institutions of construction professionals becoming less relevant to the industry? Vote here


Building Awards 2015

The stars of the show

29 Apr 15

Full write-ups of all this year's Building Awards 2015 winners and runners-up


Sarah Richardson

Stand and deliver

22 May 2015 | By Sarah Richardson

The government needs to act now to have any chance of staving off a housing crisis



Hansom: Parties and politics

22 May 15

The anti-Garden Bridge brigade phone it in, RIBA gets theatrical in an ex-Shed, Prince Charles’ fears about fish are published, and someone has to pay at Balfour Beatty. Plus, Make parks itself in its new studio


Ashley Perry

Mentoring: Bridging a generation gap

25 May 15 | By Ashley Perry

Mentoring for the industry’s next leaders should not just go one way - there’s plenty more senior professionals can learn too

Sarah Richardson

Stand and deliver

22 May 2015 | By Sarah Richardson

The government needs to act now to have any chance of staving off a housing crisis

Richard Threlfall

Collaborative working: Going nowhere fast

22 May 15 | By Richard Threlfall

The unfortunate tendency for everyone in this industry to go it alone means we will fail to capitalise on a new stable government - unless we finally start collaborating

Michael Dall

What’s really going on?

21 May 15 | By Michael Dall

Latest statistics show construction industry has shrunk in first quarter of 2015

Noble Francis

Business as usual

21 May 15 | By Noble Francis

Housing and construction activity not affected by election uncertainty according to latest indices

Peter Morse

Cyber attacks

21 May 15 | By Peter Morse

The building industry needs to wise up to the threat of attacks on businesses from cyberspace and what it can do to guard against them

Nicholas Boys Smith

Why can't we build homes people actually want to live in?

20 May 15 | By Nicholas Boys Smith

We have a housing crisis not just because we are building too few homes - it’s also because the ones we have already built are just not popular

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