Thursday11 February 2016

one nine elms

Chinese giant considers re-tender for One Nine Elms

11 Feb 16

Dalian Wanda may go back to market on £900m Interserve/CSCEC JV project after slow progress

RAM Brewery

Kier replacement picked on £170m London job

10 Feb 16

Contractor appointed to first phase of Ram Brewery scheme


Housing associations to double programme by 2025

11 Feb 16

Group of 15 largest providers commits to increase to 93,000 over decade to 2025


Lead times: Oct - Dec 2015

9 Feb 16

Increases to lead times continue, and many are forecast to rise in the next six months, as workload and enquiries grow. But staffing is still an issue


Peter Hansford

Interview: Peter Hansford

22 January 2016

Until two months ago Peter Hansford was the government’s chief construction advisor. Now the position has been abolished. Here, he talks frankly about the state of the industry and how his legacy will be perceived

Barratt Homes’ Courthouse luxury residential building in Westminster, designed by HLM Architects, is clad with Moleanos limestone, installed by Szerelmey

CPD 30 2015: Use of stone and faience cladding

4 Dec 15

This CPD focuses on two traditional facade materials in contemporary architecture and restoration projects, examining their sustainability credentials and installation methods. It is sponsored by Szerelmey


What to specify: Education

8 Feb 16

Timber windows are installed at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and an extension at Cambridge University features low-temperature underfloor heating in this week’s education products


Bradford Grammar School

Sketch of the week: Bradford Grammar School

5 Feb 16

This week’s sketch is by Adam Clark of Halliday Clark Architects


New Horizons by Trevor Tennant

Image of the week: Pieces of history

5 Feb 16

A concrete mural, that was part of the first hospital built by the NHS, goes on display at Somerset House



UK prisons: Another brick in the wall

11 Feb 16

When plans were announced to close some of the UK’s worst prisons and build nine new ones focusing on rehabilitation, there was near universal approval. Since then, however, doubts have begun to surface


Hinkely Point C

Online poll: Hinkley

10 Feb 16

Will Hinkley Point C finally get the go ahead? Vote here


The new Grande Stade de Lyon is encased in concrete walls with narrow openings to mimic a medieval fortress

Grande Stade de Lyon: Stadium Franglais

3 Feb 16

Olympique Lyonnais’ new £340m home, designed by Populous, will host Euro 2016 matches this summer. But is it more typical of English stadium design than its continental counterparts?



Modern times

5 Feb 16 | By Sarah Richardson

Will Westminster finally help address construction’s skills shortfall?

Good Employer Guide 2015

barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's January market review is out now

21 Jan 16

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


Hansom HT

Hansom: A change of scenery

5 Feb 16

There’s plenty of moving about this week - rumours abound that the Science Museum is searching for new digs, while celeb haunt The Ivy spreads its tendrils to Tower Bridge. Heathrow, though, isn’t going anywhere


Ian Cocking and Sholto Hanvey

Hong Kong SOPL: Security measures

11 Feb 16 | By Ian Cocking, Sholto Hanvey

Hong Kong is planning to introduce security of payment legislation. A proposed model for it gives an idea what the final reform may look like

Rolls Building

Pre-action protocol: Room for improvement?

11 Feb 16 | By Simon Tolson, Dominic Helps

The TCC pre-action protocol is due for review – but do solicitors working in construction law think it needs major change?

Mark Leftly

Prison building: The story of redemption

11 Feb 16 | By Mark Leftly

Is Michael Gove right to focus on prisoner rehabilitation rather than punishment in his prison building programme?

John Stapleton

Sticking up for red tape

10 Feb 16 | By John Stapleton

The government’s promise to remove ‘red tape’ to help housebuilders could wipe out effective standards

Sheena Sood

Testing trials

9 Feb 16 | By Sheena Sood

Two new schemes being tested could offer cost savings on selected construction law cases

Jack Pringle

Gold Medal for the diva

8 Feb 16 | By Jack Pringle

With a portfolio that pushes the limits of what is possible, Zaha Hadid proves being relentlessly demanding pays off


Modern times

5 Feb 16 | By Sarah Richardson

Will Westminster finally help address construction’s skills shortfall?

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