Thursday21 August 2014

TOP STORIES

Tate Modern

Mace and G&T under pressure over Tate Modern extension

21 Aug 14

Mace and Gardiner & Theobald under pressure on £215m job, as Stanhope takes on troubleshooting role

Crossrail Whitechapel BDP

Costain reports record order book

21 Aug 14

Firm also reports dramatic increase in pre-tax profit as its one off costs tumble in the first half of 2014

Birmingham Library

Carillion ends Balfour Beatty chase

20 Aug 14

UK contractor ends talks after it has three successive merger offers knocked back by its contracting rival

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DATA

Location of contracts awarded (July)

Getting there

21 Aug 14

While the economy is slowly returning to health, July did witness a slight decrease in construction levels.

PROJECTS

Lime pozzolan

The advantages of lime pozzolan

19 Aug 14

Lime pozzolan concrete’s environmental and flexibility advantages could make it a revolutionary replacement to conventional concrete types. But the foundations of this ‘new’ material can actually be traced back to ancient history

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

LATEST VIDEO

Eastbourne Pier fire

Watch: Blaze rips through Eastbourne Pier Video

31 Jul 14

Devastating fire destroys main building on the historic Eastbourne Pier

PIC OF THE DAY

Grid Architects' scheme for recladding north London's Archway Tower, for developer Essential Living.

Grid Architects wins planning for revamp of Archway Tower

18 Aug 14

Scheme to re-clad north London office block for developer Essential Living as part of its conversion into 100 private-rented flats

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PROFESSIONAL

These houses in Berwick-upon-Tweed have been externally insulated and then finished with a basecoat, Tonachino protective coating and topcoat from Mapei’s Silancolor range

CPD 16 2014: Render-protected external wall insulation

EWI systems are an effective means of improving a building’s thermal efficiency. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Mapei, examines the types of system available, as well as colours, finishes and the relevant standards

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LATEST PRODUCTS

Pavilion

What to specify: Housing

7 Aug 14

This week’s housing products include the installation of Redland 49 roof tiles to prevent the vortex effect for homes under the Heathrow flight path and a 150 window replacement job for Kirklees council

Sketch of the week

Portland Place

Sketch of the week: Portland Place

8 Aug 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Félicie Krikler, associate director at Assael Architecture.

ANALYSIS

Location of contracts awarded (July)

Getting there

21 Aug 14

While the economy is slowly returning to health, July did witness a slight decrease in construction levels.

Gary Sullivan 3

Interview: Gary Sullivan

20 Aug 14

Gary Sullivan, co-founder and chairman of Wilson James, explains what the army can teach construction

Birmingham Library

Carillion ends Balfour Beatty chase

20 Aug 14

UK contractor ends talks after it has three successive merger offers knocked back by its contracting rival

More merger analysis

MARKET REVIEW

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Barbour ABI's August market review is out now

20 Aug 14

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

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

What are you reading this summer?

15 Aug 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Holiday season is the perfect chance to catch up on some great Building articles you may have missed this year - as selected by our industry contributors


Hansom

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Hansom: Heads and tales

8 Aug 14

Land Securities’ New Ludgate office development brings up tales of headless maidens, bear-baiting and rhinoceroses, while a PV expert suggests that solar panels across the UK are facing the wrong way


COMMUNITY OPINION

Debbie Hobbs

How do we get GB to move from G to B?

21 Aug 14 | By Debbie Hobbs

If property investors are to improve the energy performance of their assets they need clarity on the government’s long-term aims

Noble Francis

Tentative times

20 Aug 14 | By Noble Francis

The CPA/Barbour ABI Construction Index was 128 in July, slightly lower (4%) than in June

Ben Derbyshire

What eighteenth century Rome can teach us about making places

20 Aug 14 | By Ben Derbyshire

Why generating ‘street life’ - in all its senses - is the key to building successful cities

Michael Dall

Reaching pre-recession levels

20 Aug 14 | By Michael Dall

One could be forgiven for not knowing whether to celebrate the banishing of the recession or worry about an unbalanced recovery

Richard Steer 2014

A suitable case for treatment

20 Aug 14 | By Richard Steer

Medical advances, improved technology and increasing outpatient numbers have transformed the construction challenge - so the decade-old NHS estate guidance needs some radical updating

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Tracy Smyth and Jim Byard

Health as well as safety

20 Aug 14 | By Jim Byard and Tracy Smyth

The HSE wants to consolidate the message that exposure to hazardous substances and dusts containing silica is as much of a health risk as on-site safety

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