Sunday25 January 2015


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UK construction firms get behind Agenda 15

23 Jan 15

Firms including Aecom, Morgan Sindall and KPMG get behind initiative

Mark Cutler, Keepmoat regeneration MD

Ex-Balfour regional boss joins Keepmoat

23 Jan 15

Mark Cutler to be MD of regeneration at £1bn turnover housing contractor

Nick Pollard

Pollard’s role shrunk in latest Balfour management shake-up

22 Jan 15

Balfour UK construction chief to focus on problem regional and M&E divisions



Sustainability: Thinner insulation

22 Jan 15

High-performance insulation materials enable much thinner profiIes to be used than their counterpart products. Sweett Group investigates if the benefits from the use of these thinner insulation materials outweigh the costs

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British pavilion, Milan

British pavilion, Milan: Get the buzz

21 Jan 15

Much of the site of this year’s British pavilion in Milan will evoke the spirit of British landscapes. But its crowning achievement will be a gigantic recreation of a beehive


Double travel

Image of the week: On the right track?

23 Jan 15

Double Travel, the winning entry from the inaugural RICS photography competition


U-bars are particularly effective when arranged throughout the wall steel on 1200mm vertical and horizontal centres

CPD 1 2015: Best practice for building waterproof concrete basements

20 Jan 15

To ensure new basements are waterproof, it is essential that a suitable methodology is followed on site. This module, sponsored by Waterproof Concrete with Site Supervision, explains how designers can specify good workmanship

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Rooftop support systems

What to specify: Roofing

20 Jan 15

This week’s roofing products include roof boards at the new Woburn Forest Village Center Parcs leisure facility in Bedfordshire, and a green roof system at the Buchanan Street retail development in Glasgow


Bethnal Green Mission Church

Sketch of the week: Bethnal Green Mission Church concept

23 Jan 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Stefanie Rhodes of Gatti Rhodes Architects



Top European contractors: Plus ca change

23 Jan 15

Deflation has darkened the mood across the eurozone’s construction markets, putting the long-awaited recovery on hold once more. Building examines what continued stagnation means for firms on both sides of the Channel



Why we're backing Agenda15

23 Jan 15

Our Agenda 15 campaign manifesto sets to influence the next government by setting out what construction needs to thrive. Here’s why some of those who have signed up to support it think this initiative is so important

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Online poll: European competitors

22 Jan 15

Will there be increased competition from European firms as a result of the stagnating eurozone recovery? Vote here


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Barbour ABI's January market review is out now

22 Jan 15

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



Hansom: At your leisure

23 Jan 15

Visit parliament, nuke the Welsh, or kick back on the London Eye with a can of Coca-ColaTM. But don’t expect to visit the Garden Bridge with more than seven chums. Plus, can you understand what our architectural writer is saying?


Sarah Richardson

A need for certainty

23 Jan 15 | By Sarah Richardson

John Laing’s return to the stock market has highlighted the UK’s short-term approach to infrastructure


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


Andrew Stunell

Decisions, decisions

23 Jan 15 | By Andrew Stunell

Building’s Agenda 15 manifesto, launched this month, was drawn up after a year of consultation with its readers on what construction needs from the next government. Lib Dem Andrew Stunell is the first MP to respond to our policy blueprint

Sarah Richardson

A need for certainty

23 Jan 15 | By Sarah Richardson

John Laing’s return to the stock market has highlighted the UK’s short-term approach to infrastructure

Peter Wright

Top trumps

23 Jan 15 | By Peter Wright

Recent amendments to two powerful pieces of legislation around recovery of costs in construction contract adjudication mean they contradict each other. So, which takes precedent?

Noble Francis

Feeling good

22 Jan 15 | By Noble Francis

I’m not often optimistic, but 2015 looks set to be a happy new year for construction

Michael Dall

Moving into 2015

22 Jan 15 | By Michael Dall

The latest ONS figures confirmed that growth in construction slowed towards the end of last year

James Maddock

Space: The final frontier

22 Jan 15 | By James Maddock

Our understanding of the kinds of workspaces employees require is changing and this will result in offices that are more flexible and responsive to the varied needs of their occupiers

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