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Industry is working to ensure Green Deal qualifi cations and accreditation procedures are in place to protect consumers

SIG sells Green Deal business for £1

24 Apr 14

Building products firm says that downturn in energy efficiency retrofit work is behind the sale

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Liverpool unveils Anfield stadium revamp

24 Apr 14

Football club’s expansion plans would bring Liverpool stadium’s capacity close to 60,000

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Gleeds seeks legal advice over pension liability ruling

24 Apr 14

Consultant considers suing former pension adviser after judge suggests liability could increase by £45m

LATEST DATA

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Market forecast: Rebound on track

Although Q1 2014 saw output and price levels taper off, the overall direction of the industry remains encouraging, especially considering its supply and skills constraints

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PROJECTS

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How to be cool: Tackling overheating in UK homes

22 Apr 14

Overheating in homes is set to become an increasingly urgent issue, especially in the capital, as global temperatures rise. With energy legislation demanding that buildings become ever more airtight, what is the best way for designers to respond?

LATEST PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Doors & windows

22 Apr 14

You can see clearly now with the latest doors and windows products. Innovations include automatic door operators, top swing reversible windows and electronic roof windows

ECOBUILD VIDEO

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Video: Make's recycled pop-up cinema

28 Mar 14

Watch how architect Make designed and built a recycled cinema at Ecobuild this year

PIC OF THE DAY

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Kingston upon Thames first phase complete

24 Apr 14

Haworth Tompkins-designed riverside scheme creates space for restaurants and retail space

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PROFESSIONAL

The Dali system at the LMB in Cambridge includes presence detectors and multisensors that link to both the lighting and HVAC controls

CPD 4 2014: Dali and integrated building services

This module explains the applications of the open protocol for digital lighting, and its integration into a building-wide open system. It is sponsored by Delmatic

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Building TV

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Building TV: Episode 2

20 Mar 14

In this episode Thomas Lane, Sarah Richardson and Elizabeth Hopkirk discuss Ecobuild 2014, Building’s Agenda 15 campaign and Barbour ABI’s Construction Industry Review

ANALYSIS

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NBS survey: The BIM that will bring us together

17 Apr 14

NBS’ annual BIM survey suggests that uptake of the collaborative technology has risen sharply over the past year. But is it really becoming the industry norm?

BIM: The inside story two years on

BIM: The inside story three years on

16 Apr 14

Manchester council’s FM team were initially reluctant to use BIM in the operation of the city’s newly refurbished Central Library. But then they were shown how much time it could save, even on changing a lamp… Thomas Lane catches up with the team in part three of a series that follows a BIM project from start to finish

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BIMfographic: Industry survey

17 Apr 14

Consultant NBS interviewed more than 1,000 construction professionals in its annual BIM survey. The results show the continuing gap between awareness of BIM and genuine proficiency with it

LATEST VIDEO

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Video: Building Awards 2014 Video

14 Apr 14

Watch highlights of the Building Awards 2014, hosted by James Cordon, as well as a videos of each of the individual category winners being announced

Building Lives

Building Award Winners: CITB training initiative of the year

11 Apr 14

The judges were truly inspired by Lakehouse founder Steve Rawlings’ ‘gutsy’ plan to address both the industry’s skills shortage and unemployment in deprived areas of London

Pic of the week

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Sketch of the week: Milton Keynes gallery

17 Apr 14

Smith and Wallwork provides this week’s doodle – a concept sketch for Milton Keynes gallery

MARKET REVIEW

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Barbour ABI's March market review is out now

20 Mar 14

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


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Hansom: The place to be

17 Apr 14

BAM’s building sites take their place in high society, Dubai regains its appetite for the grandiose, Glasgow shelves plans for a five-tower demolition extravaganza - oh, and there’s surfing on Snowdonia


COMMUNITY OPINION

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Keeping pace: Contract awards in March

23 Apr 14 | By Noble Francis

The increase in contract awards seen in mid-2013 seems to be slowing but the CPA/Barbour ABI index is still positive across most sectors

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Scottish independence would be madness

24 Apr 14 | By Steven Barker

I implore construction colleagues north of the border to vote no in the independence referendum

Simon Parsons

Securing corporate data in a mobile world

24 Apr 14 | By Simon Parsons

Part two of this blog on mobile technology looks at security risks and what to do if the worst happens

Richard McCarthy

Breaking boundaries

24 Apr 14 | By Richard McCarthy

Greater collaboration from local authorities could unlock big opportunities for construction and boost the economy as a whole, but before we think outside the box, we first need to re-construct it

Brian Green

Life beyond housing and London

23 Apr 14 | By Brian Green

Take out private housing in the South-east and construction growth so far for the rest of the country doesn’t look so perky, but that could change …

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A QS would have helped Brazil avoid its World Cup woes

23 Apr 14 | By Lance Taylor

Brazil is a fast-maturing economy, but delays on World Cup projects highlight the importance of early QS involvement

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