Tuesday30 June 2015


WSP buys big Nordic firm

30 Jun 15

Canada-based consultant acquires project management firm Faveo

Douglas McCormick

Sweett slumps to £1.1m loss

30 Jun 15

Consultant’s Asia Pacific and Middle East divisions drag down results, as Europe and UK perform well

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Government 'lacking long term climate change policies'

30 Jun 15

Committee on Climate Change publishes critical report on UK policies and urges more action to green buildings and infrastructure


Steve Elliott

Interview: Steve Elliott

26 Jun 15

Steve Elliott took Morgan Sindall’s fit-out business to an industry-leading position. After taking a year out he’s ‘got the band back together’ at BW Interiors and is thinking big again


Tracker: May 2015

30 Jun 15

The construction activity index picked up again following a fallow April, while the number of respondents posting no construction activity constraints reached an all-time high


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Graveney School: Shining example

24 Jun 15

Tooting’s Graveney School teaches architecture to its schoolchildren, invites architects to lecture, and counts architects among its alumni

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Digitising construction

26 Jun 15

4Projects by Viewpoint investigates the future of BIM



Sketch of the week: Blue Mosque

26 Jun 15

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


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Image of the week: Engineering a change of perception

26 Jun 15

Claire Perry MP joins female engineers to mark National Women in Engineering Day

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CPD 9 2015: Introduction to CDM

29 Jun 15

The latest module in our CPD series outlines the recent changes to the CDM regulations, and explains how they will affect the way that project teams work. This module is sponsored by Sika Roofing


Sarah Richardson

Something is rotten...

26 Jun 15 | By Sarah Richardson

As parliament mulls its options for refurbishing the Palace of Westminster, it could learn from what happens when an estate is left to ruin



Online poll: Parliament refurb

25 Jun 15

Which of these is the best option for refurbishing the Palace of Westminster?



Hansom: Withering Heights

26 Jun 15

A lot of people are at the top of their game this week, with guest appearances from Marcus Trescothick and Ellie Goulding, and the architect of One Blackfriars looking to the stars - but someone else is in the doghouse

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Barbour ABI's June market review is out now

18 Jun 15

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


What to specify: Commercial

23 Jun 15

This week’s commercial products include bespoke ceiling panels for the 47 floors of The Leadenhall Building


Steven Carey

Subrogation: Not so plain sailing

30 Jun 15 | By Steven Carey

Subrogation and issues of joint insurance often arise when drafting construction contracts. What guidance can a judgment involving a hired boat offer in these areas?

Tony Bingham

As time goes by

29 Jun 15 | By Tony Bingham

An adjudicator’s decision is binding until the dispute is finally determined but here’s a case that opens up the question of limitation and how late that determination can take place

Karen Mason

Exclusivities: Exclusive arrangements

26 Jun 15 | By Karen Mason

Exclusivity or lock out agreements are becoming increasingly common. But what are the benefits and why are they so popular all of a sudden?

Richard McCarthy

Housing: Use your imagination

26 June 2015 | By Richard McCarthy

In the quest to create more homes, we need to help and incentivise local authorities to think outside the box to identify sites for development, and perhaps even more critically, redevelopment

Peter Hibberd

Overpayment: Rare need for redress

26 Jun 15 | By Peter Hibberd

It should be difficult to overpay on an interim payment but when it does occur, should there be an express term providing for repayment?

Sarah Richardson

Something is rotten...

26 Jun 15 | By Sarah Richardson

As parliament mulls its options for refurbishing the Palace of Westminster, it could learn from what happens when an estate is left to ruin

Chris Tinker

Policy review

25 Jun 15 | By Chris Tinker

What will the Conservative’s right to buy and starter homes initiative mean for UK housing?

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