Tuesday28 April 2015

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Kier agrees £265m Mouchel takeover

28 Apr 15

Deal is culmination of three-year turnaround at Mouchel

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The aftermath of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal

Article 25 launches Nepal schools rebuild appeal

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With every person in the UK using an average of 150 litres of water per day, the country’s water usage needs tempering. Ike Ijeh investigates the domestic inventions that could prevent us from running dry

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Construction activity increased in March against a backdrop of wider economic stability, with low inflation, low unemployment and forecasts for moderate growth. Michael Dall goes through the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

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A diverse approach

21 Apr 15

Despite an impending skills shortage, the number of women and workers from ethnic minority backgrounds in construction is woefully low. Joey Gardiner asks three employers what their companies are doing to increase workforce diversity

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This week’s water-based products include a limescale-reducing electrical shower, brass tap designs for The Ampersand hotel in London, and cast aluminium rainwater systems for two luxury Hertfordshire homes

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Prime minister David Cameron (right) talks to an apprentice during a visit to a construction site in Leeds

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This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Amy Jones, an architect who works for Probyn Miers

Natalie Bennett

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ANALYSIS

A diverse approach

A diverse approach

21 Apr 15

Despite an impending skills shortage, the number of women and workers from ethnic minority backgrounds in construction is woefully low. Joey Gardiner asks three employers what their companies are doing to increase workforce diversity

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Barbour ABI's April market review is out now

21 Apr 15

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

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

Seriously, now

24 April 2015 | By Sarah Richardson

The election may have been dominating the news for weeks, but it is really only now - with all manifestos in the public domain - that the battle for votes is under way

Hansom

Hansom

Hansom: Follies galore

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This week, the builder of a mock-Tudor castle prepares to move into demolition, a petition is launched for a duck, Network Rail gives us the willies, and election excitement reaches fever pitch as politicians dig a hole

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COMMUNITY OPINION

Richard Steer 2014

The science of talent spotting

28 Apr 15 | By Richard Steer

We need to get more sophisticated in how we recruit construction professionals - let’s ditch the random CV trawl in favour of focused data analysis

Jeffrey Brown

Battle of the dictionaries

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A recent case shows how contractors wishing to insure against liabilities need to be clear about the meaning of key words

Tony Burton

How to assess the coalition's legacy

27 Apr 15 | By Tony Burton

The impact of the coalition’s policies on towns, cities and countryside appears to be random, and maybe that’s the intention behind mixing free market ideology with community localism

Sarah Richardson

Seriously, now

24 April 2015 | By Sarah Richardson

The election may have been dominating the news for weeks, but it is really only now - with all manifestos in the public domain - that the battle for votes is under way

Stephen Gee

Steve Gee’s campaign diary: week 1

24 April 2015 | By Stephen Gee

John Rowan and Partners’ managing partner Steve Gee is standing as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Epsom and Ewell constituency

Michael Conroy Harris

Construction contracts: Global branding

24 Apr 15 | By Michael Conroy Harris

UK construction and UK law are both recognised as quality products. How do our construction contracts translate to other jurisdictions?

Joey Gardiner

Construction’s election week: 24.04.15

24 Apr 15 | By Joey Gardiner

The right to buy and the influence of the SNP dominate the election

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