Friday21 November 2014

TOP STORIES

Insulation

Record number of Green Deals signed in October

20 Nov 14

But number of accredited Green Deal installers falls for the second month in a row

Crane

Strike averted as HTC crane drivers accept 14% pay rise

20 Nov 14

Ucatt members call off tomorrow’s planned strike

Buchanan Galleries

Lend Lease tops tables with Glasgow shopping centre win

20 Nov 14

Winning £230m Buchanan Galleries, along with £88m Glasshouse Gardens development, lifts firm’s ranking

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LATEST PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Roofing

18 Nov 14

This week’s roofing products include bespoke rooflighting for an RIBA award-winning house in Suffolk and a roofing system at a new care housing scheme in North Yorkshire

PIC OF THE DAY

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Paris says ‘non’ to Triangle

20 Nov 14

Plans to build third-tallest building in Paris rejected

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PROJECTS

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BIM architecture: The vision thing

19 Nov 14

BIM isn’t normally seen as a design tool but increasingly it can influence what a building looks like. We explore the possibilities and dangers of BIM-inspired architecture

LATEST CPD

Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium

CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

The latest in our CPD series considers the importance of unitised curtain walling, design considerations as well as legislation and testing issues. This module is sponsored by Reynaers Aluminium

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SKETCH OF THE WEEK

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Sketch of the week: Greengate Street

14 Nov 14

This week’s sketch is of Greengate Street, Stafford

DATA

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Cost model: Part L

20 Nov 14

Will MacDonald of Aecom examines the challenges posed by the 2014 revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations, which form part of the government’s strategy to cut carbon emissions from buildings

MARKET REVIEW

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Barbour ABI's November market review is out now

20 Nov 14

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

POLL

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Online poll: Work-life balance

20 Nov 14

Are you concerned about the effect of the industry’s upturn on your work-life balance? Vote here

SOCIAL MEDIA

Class of 2014

Chat to the Class of 2014

6 Nov 14

As some of you may have seen, Building recently pulled together a group of 14 talented individuals who are just embarking on their first steps into the industry. In a bid to help you get to know them better we’ve decided to run a series of live Twitter interviews to introduce each group by sector to the Building community

GOOD EMPLOYER GUIDE 2014

Good Employer Guide 2014

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2014

24 Oct 14

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2014 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise

AGENDA 15

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Agenda 15 draft manifesto

22 Sep 14

Building’s draft manifesto for construction for the next parliament is now online for consultation here - and we want you to let us know what you think

Hansom

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Hansom: All Atwitter

14 Nov 14

This week, barely containable excitement at Canary Wharf as the Qataris try to buy up the whole show, things are going nuts at the Cheesegrater, BIM is top trump, and Sir John Soane’s classical Rome is a corker


COMMUNITY OPINION

Michael Dall

Life beyond housing and London

20 Nov 14 | By Michael Dall

Several indicators suggest housing market is cooling

Noble Francis

Positivity for 2015

20 Nov 14 | By Noble Francis

Despite concerns about a slowing housing market and the impact of the eurozone on the UK economy, construction continued to grow in Q3

Paul Everall

Energy efficiency: It's all in the details

20 Nov 14 | By Paul Everall

There’s a great need to get the little things right as we move towards tighter buildings

Paul King

I applaud Labour's energy ambition

19 Nov 14 | By Paul King

The Labour party has good ideas but the question of where the money is remains

Steve Douglas

Don't write off small associations

19 Nov 14 | By Steve Douglas

There’s an opportunity for small developers to help realise social housing construction

Kirstin Bardel

NEC3: Awareness is preparedness

19 Nov 14 | By Kirstin Bardel

Like most contracts, the NEC3 contract deals with risks and might present some too

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