Tuesday02 September 2014


Norman Foster

Lord Foster hits out after 'Boris Island' is ditched

2 Sep 14

Architect follows Boris Johnson and blasts decision to ditch Estuary airport

steel insight

Subbie prices rise at fastest rate on record

2 Sep 14

Subcontractors harder to come by as construction output returns to rapid growth, according to Markit/CIPS

New Scotland Yard

Huge scheme on cards as New Scotland Yard up for sale

2 Sep 14

Architecture practice SOM proposes resi scheme for central London site after conducting feasibility study


Tracker: August 2014

Tracker: July 2014

2 Sep 14

Construction activity remains consistent as the index picks up five points for the month, while the orders index sees a small incline and residential experiences a significant uptick


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

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Broadway Malyan Chengdu

Broadway Malyan to design urban district in China

27 Aug 14

Firm to masterplan new urban district in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province

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Eurocentral printing facility in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

CPD 19 2014: Software-as-a-service and construction

As collaboration software takes on an ever more important role in construction, leasing arrangements are gaining popularity. This module, sponsored by 4Projects by Viewpoint, outlines the key considerations

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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

TfL / Gotham building

Sketch of the week: 'Gotham city hideout'

29 Aug 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Warren Williams at Julian Cowie architects



Will they stay or will they go?

29 Aug 14

What effects would a ‘Yes’ vote in the Scottish referendum have on the industry?

Mark Davey

Interview: Mark Davey

28 Aug 14

Defying five years of recession, cladding company Lakesmere has experienced rapid growth. MD Mark Davey reveals how the firm beat the downturn


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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


Sarah Richardson

Beware unconscious uncoupling

29 August 2014 | By Sarah Richardson

A vote for Scotland’s independence could mean big changes for the sector



Hansom: Plastic bricks and mortar

29 Aug 14

Monaco plans to become home to the most expensive apartment in the world, we mark a posthumous birthday for an early pioneer of suspension bridges, and a Lego visitor centre is made out of… you guessed it


Nick Offer

Can building services continue to serve?

2 Sep 14 | By Nick Offer

As the market comes out of recession building services teams need to be vigilant

Laurence Cobb

Why did you sign that?

2 Sep 14 | By Laurence Cobb

Identifying who is liable if that dream property purchase turns into a nightmare can be difficult

Stephanie Canham

Another brick in the wall?

1 Sep 14 | By Stephanie Canham

There are contractual solutions to guard against building material shortages


Consultant consolidation is good news for SMEs

1 Sep 14 | By Steve Hale

The recent splurge of M&A leaves gaps in the market for SMEs to exploit

Sarah Richardson

Beware unconscious uncoupling

29 August 2014 | By Sarah Richardson

A vote for Scotland’s independence could mean big changes for the sector

Vern Pitt

Retrofit work looks set to bump along the bottom …

29 Aug 14 | By Vern Pitt

Is there still hope for the Green Deal?

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