Monday24 April 2017

Farrells' Kennedy Town swimming pool in Hong Kong

Farrells unveils futuristic Hong Kong baths

24 Apr 17

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool project finishes after half-decade intermission

Interserve school in Caldicot

Interserve wins £36.5m South Wales school

24 Apr 17

Firm secures contract to design and build new secondary school in Monmouthshire


T&T picks up trio of Microsoft projects

24 Apr 17

The firm is to work on three projects for tech giant in Scandinavia



Floating ideas to tackle flooding

20 Apr 17

The severe flooding of winter 2015/16 has put a focus on normalising water-resistance measures in houses in areas prone to flooding


What to specify: Water

20 Apr 17

Solutions this week are the very pinnacle of products for all water applications, from a drainage solution for an alpine lodge to an axially split pump range


Garden Bridge

Garden Bridge: Troubled crossing

19 Apr 17

Dame Margaret Hodge’s recent report on the controversial Garden Bridge has highlighted the question of whether the mayor of London should pull the plug on the project


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What does a general election mean for construction?

18 Apr 17

More uncertainty looms - as Brexit debate set to dominate 8 June election


Whole-life carbon: Fabric retention

18 Apr 17

In redevelopment or refurbishment, retaining elements of existing buildings offers significant environmental and financial benefits


Here’s the snag …

Bovis: Here’s the snag …

13 Apr 17

Bovis Homes recently set aside £7m to deal with its torrent of snagging complaints from buyers of its properties - and it’s not the only housebuilder criticised for selling unfinished and faulty homes



Sustainability: Dropping the ball

13 Apr 17

Environmentalists have been alarmed by Trump’s reversal of US climate change policies and signs that Brexit has diverted the UK government away from sustainability priorities

George Dixon Academy

CPD 7 2017: Rainscreen cladding

11 Apr 17

Rainscreen cladding, which uses an inner and outer leaf to create a seal against moisture, has been in use for decades. But modern systems offer a more flexible, lightweight protection. This CPD module is sponsored by Kalzip

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May at Downing Street

Image of the week: All eyes on her

21 Apr 17

Members of the press assemble at Downing Street on Tuesday



Sketch of the week: 40 front doors in Frome

21 Apr 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by architectural designer and illustrator Michael Paul Lewis


Xu Weiping

Meeting Mr X

21 Apr 17

Far from being a mysterious and distant figure, Xu Weiping of Chinese developer ABP is happy to talk about the thousands of office blocks he is building in China, as well as the 35-acre scheme at Royal Albert Dock - and his plans for many more

Building Awards 2017 - Enter now



What next for Atkins and SNC Lavalin?

21 Apr 17

Deal creates £7bn turnover US and European consultancy powerhouse


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The more supporters we have, the greater influence we can wield with the government.


Building A Better Brexit

Manifesto: Working for a better Brexit deal

Our Building a Better Brexit campaign asked over 2,000 construction professionals what could make leaving the EU work for them


Ballot box

Online poll: Election 2017

20 Apr 17

Will the election give construction an opportunity to bring its priorities to the forefront of the political agenda? Vote here


Chloe McCulloch

Snap election: Construction’s chance

21 Apr 17 | By Chloë McCulloch

The general election is a chance for the industry to make its case to politicians of all parties

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Barbour ABI's March market review is out now

16 Mar 17

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


Hansom HT

Hansom: A touch of class

21 Apr 17

This week, a sheikh is inspired by Shepherd’s Bush and Westfield (who could not be?), Joanna Lumley is perhaps too close to her champagne-quaffing alter-ego, and Pink Floyd’s guitarist gets a luxury home in Hove


Bridge over the River Thames image of page

This week in 2002

21 Apr 17

As the disputes over the Garden Bridge drag on, Archive looks back to a less cynical but equally fraught time for bridge building in London



Consultants salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

10 Mar 17

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires


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?


Debbie Hobbs

What's the social value of an office building?

24 Apr 17 | By Debbie Hobbs

A recent study has tried to quantitify the social impact an office development can have on a local area, the theory being if you can measure it you can maximise it

Chloe McCulloch

Snap election: Construction’s chance

21 Apr 17 | By Chloë McCulloch

The general election is a chance for the industry to make its case to politicians of all parties

Tony Bingham

Still beating the drum

21 Apr 17 | By Tony Bingham

In his first column, in April 1987, our legal columnist, criticised the CITB levy. As a new training charge looms, he assesses the 30 years since: ‘disputomania’, adjudication, and what happens next

Richard Steer 2014

Barwell is ridiculously optimistic

20 Apr 17 | By Richard Steer

The housing minister’s assertions that Brexit will not affect the speed and quality of reforms outlined in the housing white paper do not match up with the reality of a depleted and overworked civil service

Simon Lewis

Wheels within wheels

20 Apr 17 | By Simon Lewis

Framework agreements with complex linked subcontracts can lead to cases centred on how the contracts work, rather than the substance of the dispute itself

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Part 8 application

20 Apr 17 | By Ted Lowery

In what circumstances can a Part 8 application be used to oppose enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision?

Rebecca Larkin

Election unlikely to answer key questions

19 Apr 17 | By Rebecca Larkin

May’s snap election will cause minor short term challenges, while major Brexit battles lie ahead

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