Wednesday22 February 2017

Middle East

Balfour Beatty sells Middle East JVs

21 Feb 17

Contractor’s work in region has been plagued by losses in recent years

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace hunting for consultants on £369m revamp

21 Feb 17

Queen’s London residence to undergo a 10 year refurbishment

2017 Pavilion exterior

Architect named for 2017 Serpentine Pavilion

21 Feb 17

African-born Diébédo Francis Kéré unveils tree-themed structure for summer festivities

John Lewis

What to specify: Offsite

21 Feb 17

Manufacturers offer a range of offsite solutions to suit projects of every size, from the modular building complexes at Hinkley nuclear power station to luxury bespoke panels featuring gold-printed wool


Street detail

Live Works: As you like it

15 Feb 17

Live Theatre has ventured into the high-stakes world of property development to enable it to plough the profits back into making plays. Ike Ijeh takes a look around Live Works, the theatre’s £10m office project, to see how the building fits into Newcastle’s historic Quayside

UK construction quarterly output

Market forecast: Still on the up

14 Feb 17

The trend continues for rising optimism and workload, though materials costs and wage rates are also increasing, while market uncertainty may have some surprises to pull, says Michael Hubbard of Aecom

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CPD 2 2017: Implementing lean construction

14 Feb 17

Lean construction can be applied at every stage of a project to cut waste and improve efficiency. This CPD, sponsored by Newforma, discusses the challenges of implementing this approach and how they can be overcome



Brexit: What we really really want

10 Feb 17

When Building launched its Building A Better Brexit campaign at the start of the year, we promised a reader survey to find out what the industry wanted the government to take into its negotiations with the EU


White Paper: Applying for ISO 9001 Accreditation

White Paper: Applying for ISO 9001 Accreditation

19 Dec 16

Download advice on how to remove risks when applying for this respected standard

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index


Not holding back

Image of the week: Not holding back

17 Feb 17

Water overwhelms the USA’s tallest dam, causing an evacuation



Sketch of the week: Greenaways

17 February 2017

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Hannah Smart of West Waddy ADP


Economic Construction Market Review

Market review: Housing leads the way

21 Feb 17

The number and value of construction contracts awarded is rising, with growth in the residential sector especially clear. Michael Dall discusses the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic & Construction review


Bruno Dupety

Bruno Dupety: Action man

17 Feb 17

In 2014, Bruno Dupety was brought in to sort out Vinci’s UK construction arm: managing some massive project losses, refreshing the leadership team and restructuring struggling parts of the business


Houses being built

A quiet revolution?

16 Feb 17

For some, last week’s housing white paper wasn’t worth the white paper it was printed on, but for others it presents a radical shift in policy away from home ownership and towards a much wider range of housing needs


Sarah Richardson

Moving away from Starter Homes is a big step

16 Feb 17 | By Sarah Richardson

The government’s switch to supporting housing associations shows policy is heading in the right direction, but construction needs more support in the face of Brexit



Online poll: Power stations

15 Feb 17

Are the government’s plans for the next generation of UK power stations realistic? Vote here


Hansom HT

Hansom: On the cards

17 Feb 17

This week there’s news in spades - diamond geezers in dingy digs, the government and an art gallery join the late club, and One Blackfriars is full of heart. Plus, will an architecture competition answer your prayers?


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This week in 2002

17 Feb 17

We look at the costs of prefabricated buildings, 15 years ago

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Barbour ABI's February market review is out now

16 Feb 17

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



Mentoring: Support act

25 Jan 17

Mentoring is touted as an effective way to help employees starting off in their careers to work their way up the ladder. So what do those who have signed up to be mentored get out of it? Yoosof Farah asked three of them


London debate at Building Live

Delivering London’s construction pipeline for the next five years Video

23 Dec 16

Building Live debate highlights - With new mayor Sadiq Khan now in place, what are London’s priorities for growth?


Richard Steer 2014

Getting their own house in order

21 Feb 17 | By Richard Steer

The government has been willing to listen to advice from the construction industry when considering the renovation of its home in Westminster. Would it not be wise to listen to our views on the housing shortage and Brexit as well?

Paul Haxell

Tackle diesel engine exhaust emissions

21 Feb 17 | By Paul Haxell

Diesel fumes are a hazardous substance and should be managed as an occupational health issue

Andrew Jones

Local authorities now have a central role in housing delivery

20 Feb 17 | By Andrew Jones

Giving councils more CPO powers will help, but the housing white paper did not outline the resources they will need to deliver more homes


Big data and virtual reality in architecture

20 Feb 17 | By Phil Bernstein

By combining big data and VR, architects can significantly improve design

Jeffery Brown

Had enough of experts?

17 Feb 17 | By Jeffrey Brown

Expert reports are not ‘expected or required’ in the new edition of the pre-action protocol for construction disputes. But construction claims have less chance of settling without them

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Issuing payment notices

17 Feb 17 | By Ted Lowery

Was a contractor’s interim payment notice valid and, if so, had the employer issued an effective payless notice?

Sarah Richardson

Moving away from Starter Homes is a big step

16 Feb 17 | By Sarah Richardson

The government’s switch to supporting housing associations shows policy is heading in the right direction, but construction needs more support in the face of Brexit

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