Sunday29 March 2015

Cheesegrater blacklisting protest

MPs call for public inquiry over blacklisting

27 Mar 15

Full public inquiry needed as matter of urgency in next Parliament

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Royal Wharf - phase 2

Mace to leave Royal Wharf scheme

27 Mar 15

Mace to assist with ‘planned transition’ to new contractor over next few months

Traffic on a motorway

Kier boss: We want Mouchel for road contracts

27 Mar 15

Chief executive says firm is considering buying engineering services business to win a place on Highways Agency’s frameworks

Research shows that occupiers prefer Victorian and Georgian homes, but they can provide poor energy efficiency

Whole-life carbon: Wellbeing

26 Mar 15

Improving the energy efficiency of a building may be good for the planet, but occupiers may only be prepared to foot the bill if they can directly feel the benefit. Gareth Roberts of Sturgis Carbon Profiling analyses the latest research

Maggie's Oxford

Preview: Building Awards Small Project of the Year shortlist

25 Mar 15

From swimming pool to school, court to chapel, the architectural gems up for this year’s Building Awards Small Project of the Year prove that size isn’t everything

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

Armstrong’s CoolZone phase change materials were installed at Belvoir High School in Nottingham

CPD 8 2015: Ceiling Solutions for Education

23 Mar 15

This module will examine how suspended ceilings can help meet both the acoustic and thermal-performance demands of schools under the PSBP. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings


What to specify: Flooring

24 Mar 15

A range of flooring styles is demonstrated this week, from a resin floor used to direct passengers at a refurbished bus terminal to the striking design feature made from rubber floor tiling at SAP’s office reception


'Jigsaw' Crossrail station at Custom House

Image of the week: Slotting into place

27 Mar 15

Laing O’Rourke completes ‘jigsaw’ Crossrail station at Custom House


The Mariinsky Theatre

Sketch of the week: Heritage building near Mariinsky Theatre

27 Mar 15

This week’s sketch shows proposals for a mixed-use aparthotel and residential scheme close to The Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia


Haydn Mursell

Interview: Haydn Mursell

27 Mar 15

Haydn Mursell, Kier’s third chief executive in five years, is keen to maintain the firm’s traditional financial disciplines, while using his background in corporate mergers and acquisitions to push for future growth. Will he manage it?

Balfour Analysis

Sarah Richardson

A test of loyalty

25 Mar 15

Leo Quinn’s ability to restore Balfour Beatty’s former glory relies on clients not being spooked by the firm’s latest woes


Balfour Beatty

Online poll: What next for Balfour Beatty?

26 Mar 15

Do you think the worst is now over for Balfour Beatty? Vote here

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Barbour ABI's March market review is out now

19 Mar 15

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


Building Awards 2015 shortlist

Building Awards 2015: And the finalists are…

20 Feb 15

Congratulations to all of the Building Awards 2015 finalists. Join us in April to find out who the winners are


Is this the greenest government ever?

Is this the greenest government ever?

9 Mar 15

Watch this exclusive film analysing the coalition government’s track record on green building policy featuring the shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change


Sarah Richardson

A test of loyalty

25 Mar 15 | By Sarah Richardson

Leo Quinn’s ability to restore Balfour Beatty’s former glory relies on clients not being spooked by the firm’s latest woes



Hansom: The young ones

27 Mar 15

This week, how watching telly can inspire the next generation of construction workers; northern youth marches south; an octogenarian architect is unstoppable; and the chancellor contemplates a career change


Helen Gough

The future of surveying

27 Mar 15 | By Helen Gough

Financial benefits can be monetised but it is less easy to quantify and advocate the value of experience or the existing knowledge of a building or site

Tony Blackler

Final certificates: It’s not over yet

26 Mar 15 | By Tony Blackler

Challenges to a final certificate through the courts or by arbitration are straightforward but if a contractor challenges via adjudication then procedural mishaps can occur

Rudi Klein

CDM regs: Two steps back

25 Mar 15 | By Rudi Klein

As a member of the working party that drafted the 2007 CDM regulations, Rudi Klein explains why the 2015 update represents a retrograde move for the construction industry

Richard Threlfall

Hands-free drive time

24 Mar 15 | By Richard Threlfall

Despite resistance to the idea from a sizeable proportion of the public, the technology to create autonomous vehicles is already with us. What does this mean for the construction industry?

Cora Marla

Searching for a level playing field

23 Mar 15

Will regulatory changes make a real difference towards SMEs’ access to public sector work?

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Mark Leftly

HS2: Is it worth it?

20 Mar 15 | By Mark Leftly

The Labour party is hedging its bets in the run-up to the election over this key infrastructure project

Michael Dall

Staying positive

20 Mar 15 | By Michael Dall

The industry’s prospects remain positive despite monthly blips

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