Wednesday23 April 2014

TOP STORIES

rail

Consultants compete for role on £1.7bn rail job

23 Apr 14

Network Rail seeks firm to monitor spending programme in its central region

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Big clients commit to zero retentions

22 Apr 14

Payment charter launched with clients British Land, Berkeley Group and Barratt Developments among first signatories

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Lakehouse merges with Scottish renewables firm

23 Apr 14

Contractor merges with 250-strong Everwarm

LATEST DATA

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Building intelligence: Q4 2013

Data from Experian Economics shows that while construction activity levelled off in Q4 2013, for the year as a whole, activity was on the rise, with growth forecast in the private housing and infrastructure sectors

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BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

PROJECTS

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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?

LATEST PRODUCTS

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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

ECOBUILD VIDEO

Make's recycled pop-up cinema

Video: Make's recycled pop-up cinema

28 Mar 14

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

PIC OF THE DAY

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Wessal Casa-Port: Here’s looking at you, kid

17 Apr 14

Designs unveiled for a Foster & Partners-designed tower cluster in the harbour area of Casablanca

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PROFESSIONAL

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

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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

ANALYSIS

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NBS survey: The BIM that will bring us together

17 Apr 14

NBS’ annual BIM survey suggests that uptake of the collaborative technology has risen sharply over the past year. But is it really becoming the industry norm?

BIM: The inside story two years on

BIM: The inside story three years on

16 Apr 14

Manchester council’s FM team were initially reluctant to use BIM in the operation of the city’s newly refurbished Central Library. But then they were shown how much time it could save, even on changing a lamp… Thomas Lane catches up with the team in part three of a series that follows a BIM project from start to finish

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BIMfographic: Industry survey

17 Apr 14

Consultant NBS interviewed more than 1,000 construction professionals in its annual BIM survey. The results show the continuing gap between awareness of BIM and genuine proficiency with it

LATEST VIDEO

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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

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

It's time for the construction industry to adapt to BIM

17 Apr 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The Dark Ages of BIM may be over, but many firms are still behind the times when it comes to implementing the technology

Pic of the week

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Sketch of the week: Milton Keynes gallery

17 Apr 14

Smith and Wallwork provides this week’s doodle – a concept sketch for Milton Keynes gallery

MARKET REVIEW

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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


Hansom

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Hansom: The place to be

17 Apr 14

BAM’s building sites take their place in high society, Dubai regains its appetite for the grandiose, Glasgow shelves plans for a five-tower demolition extravaganza - oh, and there’s surfing on Snowdonia


COMMUNITY OPINION

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A QS would have helped Brazil avoid its World Cup woes

23 Apr 14 | By Lance Taylor

Brazil is a fast-maturing economy, but delays on World Cup projects highlight the importance of early QS involvement

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O women, where are thou?

23 Apr 14 | By Sean Tompkins

It’s important professional bodies and leading employers unite in the effort to attract more women into construction

Shaun McCarthy

Making it - or faking it?

22 Apr 14 | By Shaun McCarthy

Delivering real sustainability outcomes and being accountable for that delivery is becoming the norm for a growing band of intelligent clients

Claire Bonham Carter

Greening New York City

22 Apr 14 | By Claire Bonham-Carter

Here’s the story about how a group of green building professionals got together to produce an important report but nearly came unstuck by Superstorm Sandy …

Stephanie Canham

Overseas investors: Biting the hands that feed us

22 Apr 14 | By Stephanie Canham

Don’t blame developers and foreign investment for housing shortage

Sarah Richardson

It's time for the construction industry to adapt to BIM

17 Apr 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The Dark Ages of BIM may be over, but many firms are still behind the times when it comes to implementing the technology

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