Tuesday28 February 2017

Steve Mason

Mace wants to double income from consultancy business by 2022

28 Feb 17

Firm set to post rise in fees to £20m this year

Garden Bridge

Charity Commission reveals Garden Bridge Trust verdict

28 Feb 17

Watchdog finds charity’s behaviour in order but voices some concerns

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Tory MPs tell industry to move on from EU workers and train up homegrown talent instead

27 Feb 17

Brexit will be good because industry will have to come up with more sustainable business model, Brexiteers say

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Henry Moore exhibition

Image of the week: Flowing forms

24 Feb 17

The finishing touches are made for an exhibition of Henry Moore works, on Tuesday


Bluecoat House

Sketch of the week: Bluecoat House

24 Feb 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Martin Douglas, associate director of Bristol-based Pad Design

New Jaguar Land Rover dealership at Manor Royal, Crawley

Cost model: Car showrooms

22 Feb 17

The motor industry is booming, with showrooms continuing to be built. And with the customer experience at the heart of the schemes, substantial add-on features may be included


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

John Lewis

What to specify: Off-site

21 Feb 17

Manufacturers offer a range of off-site 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

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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



Pycroft pays tribute to Irvine Sellar

27 Feb 17

Mace chair describes Shard developer as ‘one of life’s characters’


One Blackfriars from level 41

One Blackfriars: Second time around

24 Feb 17

Three years after completing One St George Wharf in London’s Vauxhall, St George is well on its way to the top of a striking residential skyscraper on the South Bank



Fighting for air: Pollution from on-site machinery

23 Feb 17

Sadiq Khan is on a crusade to improve London’s air quality and now has construction firmly in his sights. Joey Gardiner reports on the high levels of pollution coming from building sites, the danger they pose to workers, and the pressure being put on the industry to clean up its act



Online poll: Air pollution

23 Feb 17

Is Sadiq Khan right to clamp down on firms using polluting machinery on site? Vote here


Sarah Richardson

Something in the air

23 Feb 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Construction should be getting behind Sadiq Khan’s proposals for tackling air pollution from site machinery


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


Hansom HT

Hansom: Drinking in the view

24 February 2017

This week involved an enjoyable combination of sights and sipping. A swimming pool will offer uplookers an eyeful, the view from my HQ has an unexpectedly named watering hole and the Ally Pally seeks booze


Archive 240217

This week in 2012

24 Feb 17

Five years ago we reported on the Prince of Wales’ involvement in a scheme for an ‘eco-hamlet’

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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?


Mark Halstead

Hitting NHS deadlines

27 Feb 17 | By Mark Halstead

Getting stakeholder engagement right at the start is key to successful management of healthcare projects

Catherine Gelder

Just sign here …

24 Feb 17 | By Catherine Gelder

When you start a new business arrangement it is best to confirm the terms in writing. A recent spate of construction disputes show the risks involved in relying on oral contracts

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: More contracts but mixed fortunes

24 Feb 17 | By Noble Francis

January’s index is up but there are mixed fortunes across sectors

Michael Dall

Housing is a numbers game we are not winning

24 Feb 17 | By Michael Dall

Private housebuilding is the fastest growing sector in construction but major investment is needed to solve the housing crisis

Sarah Richardson

Something in the air

23 Feb 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Construction should be getting behind Sadiq Khan’s proposals for tackling air pollution from site machinery

Paul Haxell

Employers must reduce workers' exposure to diesel fumes

23 Feb 17 | By Paul Haxell

Diesel fumes are a hazardous substance that can increase the risk of lung cancer, which like all work-related cancers is preventable

Ian Yule

It was never a problem before

22 Feb 17 | By Ian Yule

The rule of ‘estoppel by convention’ is increasingly significant in disputes about payment or payless notices. So, what is it and what do the courts say about it?

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