Thursday01 September 2016

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Two public clients to launch consultancy frameworks

31 Aug 16

EFA and HMRC consider tenders in further blow to government’s flagship £2.9bn framework

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Skanska PFI hospital hit by fire safety fears

31 Aug 16

Remedial works now underway


Axa mulls delay to 22 Bishopsgate tower

31 Aug 16

Investor weighs up options for 62-storey scheme


Tracker: July 2016

30 Aug 16

The construction activity index suggests workloads are contracting again, tender prices continue on a downward trend and a general pessimism clouds the employment prospects index


David Hurcomb

Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

25 Aug 16

David Hurcomb talks to Building on why he’s not fazed by the last-minute delay to go ahead with Hinkley, how the UK needs to get on with Heathrow expansion and the virtues of working for a privately owned company


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Contractors' interims: Grave new world

24 Aug 16

After the shock Brexit referendum result, contractors have found themselves wondering how to adapt to survive in the renewed climate of economic uncertainty

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Image of the week: Now ready to depart?

26 Aug 16

Hoardings are due to come down on the rebuilt platforms 7 to 15 of London Bridge station this week



Sketch of the week: Former flour mill

26 Aug 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Chris Robinson, one of the partners in Aldington Craig and Collinge


What to specify: Residential

10 Aug 16

This week One Lusty Gaze gets a soil and waste system, Orchard Village receives aluminium curtain walling and Hansgrohe releases its chrome plated overhead shower

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CPD 14 2016: Hybrid systems for domestic heating

29 Jul 16

Using case studies from a monitoring study of recent installations, this module explores the benefits of heating systems that combine a boiler and an air-to-water heat pump. It is sponsored by Daikin


Glasgow College's new Riverside Campus

Glasgow College: Tales from the riverbank

31 Aug 16

Caught between the River Clyde and the notorious Gorbals neighbourhood, Glasgow College’s new Riverside Campus attempts to engage with both as part of a new wave of regeneration across the city


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Online poll: Garden Bridge

25 Aug 16

Should the government continue to underwrite London’s Garden Bridge? Vote here

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Building Awards: The shortlist is announced

After a record number of entries, which projects have made the cut?


Dave Rogers

Brexit: Just get on with it

26 Aug 16 | By Dave Rogers

Since the result, the country has not fallen off a cliff

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Barbour ABI's August market review is out now

17 Aug 16

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


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Hansom: Curtain calls

26 Aug 16

HS2 is buying a forest, a director’s daughter wants to save Kensington Odeon, the EFA head of capital cuts his hair off, and an architect finds fame on the soccer field. Plus, construction wakes up to its Poke´mon problem


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This week in 1996

26 Aug 16

Building gives advice on the best networking events to be seen at throughout the year


Richard McCarthy

Campuses are in need of a makeover

31 Aug 16 | By Richard McCarthy

University and college campuses up and down the country need to up their game if they’re going to beat the competition in attracting top students

Nick Cullen

Nuclear power - a hedge against future uncertainty

30 Aug 16 | By Nick Cullen

The UK needs a secure low-carbon electricity supply and while costs may seem high today, a hedge against sudden future price shocks is surely worth the price

Dave Rogers

Brexit: Just get on with it

26 Aug 16 | By Dave Rogers

Since the result, the country has not fallen off a cliff

Adam Mursal

What hotels have to teach the private rented sector

25 Aug 16 | By Adam Mursal

Hoteliers tend to obsess over customer satisfaction, and that’s what the build-to-rent sector has to start doing

Michael Sergeant and Gerard Moore

Check the interface

25 Aug 16 | By Michael Sergeant, Gerard Moore

On a scheme as big as Umm Al Quwain’s Firdous Sobha resort steps must be taken to minimize the risks of discord between all the different stakeholders

Simon Rawlinson

Team GB: Reflected glory

24 Aug 16 | By Simon Rawlinson

Team GB’s glittering success in Rio was the result of a brilliantly executed campaign. Surely there must be lessons for construction?

Michael Dall

Construction: A sector under scrutiny

24 Aug 16 | By Michael Dall

Figures which show the impact the EU referendum has had on the industry are starting to be released, but the picture still isn’t clear

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