Sunday14 February 2016

St Mark's Square, Bromley

Bromley regen scheme running up to two years late

12 Feb 16

£90m St Mark’s Square development was originally meant to be completed at the end of 2015

Bristol Arena

Three firms walked from £90m Bristol Arena contest

12 Feb 16

Bouygues was picked to build the Populous-designed Bristol Arena

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RSHP Mexico City

Rogers' Mexico City tower opens

12 Feb 16

Building is 235m tall

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Lead times: Oct - Dec 2015

9 Feb 16

Increases to lead times continue, and many are forecast to rise in the next six months, as workload and enquiries grow. But staffing is still an issue

INTERVIEW

Peter Hansford

Interview: Peter Hansford

22 January 2016

Until two months ago Peter Hansford was the government’s chief construction advisor. Now the position has been abolished. Here, he talks frankly about the state of the industry and how his legacy will be perceived

Metsä Wood’s products can be designed easily using BS EN 1995 (Eurocode 5)

CPD 1 2016: Eurocodes and structural timber

2 Feb 16

This CPD focuses on technical rules which apply in the EU for the design of timber structures. It is sponsored by Metsä Wood

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What to specify: Education

8 Feb 16

Timber windows are installed at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and an extension at Cambridge University features low-temperature underfloor heating in this week’s education products

SKETCH OF THE WEEK

Hard Knotts Pass

Sketch of the week: Hard Knotts Pass

12 Feb 16

This week’s sketch is by Tooley and Foster partner Gian Kundi

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Daredevil

Image of the week: The Daredevil

12 Feb 16

Picture by doctor from Bangladesh wins CIOB’s 2016 Art of Building digital photography competition

ANALYSIS

prison

UK prisons: Another brick in the wall

11 Feb 16

When plans were announced to close some of the UK’s worst prisons and build nine new ones focusing on rehabilitation, there was near universal approval. Since then, however, doubts have begun to surface

POLL

Hinkely Point C

Online poll: Hinkley

10 Feb 16

Will Hinkley Point C finally get the go ahead? Vote here

LATEST PROJECTS

holycross

Holy Cross School: A class of its own

12 Feb 16

Cullinan Studio’s prefabricated school in Swindon extracts spatial and architectural delight from a lean, compact template and answers today’s challenge of how we can build more schools for less money, while maintaining design quality

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah

Hinkley on hold

12 Feb 16 | By Sarah Richardson

Will next Tuesday be the day EDF finally gives the go-ahead to a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C?

Good Employer Guide 2015

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Barbour ABI's January market review is out now

21 Jan 16

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

Hansom

Hansom HT

Hansom: Life in the big cities

12 Feb 16

New York eyes up a new tram system, Sir Terry Farrell gets the run of Newcastle, some old plasterwork is found in London and Time Out features a brilliant front cover. Plus, Richard Steer narrowly avoids a dress clash


COMMUNITY OPINION

Sarah

Hinkley on hold

12 Feb 16 | By Sarah Richardson

Will next Tuesday be the day EDF finally gives the go-ahead to a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C?

Andrew Warren

The DEC decision

11 Feb 16 | By Andrew Warren

The government should strengthen, not abandon, the Display Energy Certificate system

Mark Leftly

Prison building: The story of redemption

11 Feb 16 | By Mark Leftly

Is Michael Gove right to focus on prisoner rehabilitation rather than punishment in his prison building programme?

Andrew Warren

The DEC decision

11 Feb 16 | By Andrew Warren

The government should strengthen, not abandon, the Display Energy Certificate system

John Stapleton

Sticking up for red tape

10 Feb 16 | By John Stapleton

The government’s promise to remove ‘red tape’ to help housebuilders could wipe out effective standards

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Sheena Sood

Testing trials

9 Feb 16 | By Sheena Sood

Two new schemes being tested could offer cost savings on selected construction law cases

Jack Pringle

Gold Medal for the diva

8 Feb 16 | By Jack Pringle

With a portfolio that pushes the limits of what is possible, Zaha Hadid proves being relentlessly demanding pays off

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