Saturday10 October 2015

High Court

Contractors make admissions of guilt in blacklisting super case

8 Oct 15

Eight firms make a ‘full and unreserved’ apology in effort to shorten High Court case

Andrew Wolstenholme

Crossrail boss made new CLC chair

9 Oct 15

Andrew Wolstenholme will replace David Higgins as industry chair of leadership body later this month

Solar panels

Mark Group goes under with 940 job losses

9 Oct 15

Two Green Deal providers fall into administration just hours apart


Manchester Victoria

Image of the week: North of Eden

9 Oct 15

The revamped Manchester Victoria station reopened on Tuesday after a £44m upgrade


Sustainability: Energy performance contracts

6 Oct 15

Energy Performance Contracts are increasing in popularity as a way of delivering large-scale energy savings in existing buildings

On this project for an insurance company, TP Bennett used Newforma software to allow its global team to collaborate using distributed data and systems

CPD 22 2015: Collaborative information management

6 Oct 15

This CPD focuses on how one architecture practice, TP Bennett, addressed the challenges of managing project data. It is sponsored by Newforma

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index


San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

Sketch of the week: San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

9 Oct 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Gian Kundi, partner in The Tooley and Foster Partnership


The life of Riley

2 Oct 15

Firms working with 125-year-old consultancy Henry Riley can expect more than personal service and quality - the relationship can last a lifetime


What to specify: Healthcare

7 Oct 15

Hospitals and healthcare facilities make very particular demands of products specified in their buildings


Nova Victoria

Victoria’s super Nova

9 Oct 15

The £2.2bn Nova Victoria scheme was always going to be a star project. But, on a hemmed in space, it needed some special solutions to make it shine


Jeremy Corby

Online poll: Corbynomics

7 Oct 15

Would Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policies benefit the construction industry? Vote here



Can Corbynomics get Britain building?

8 Oct 15

As the major influence on Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policy, Richard Murphy has had a lot to talk about over the last few months. But what might the much-trailed people’s QE mean for the construction industry?



Let's get serious

9 Oct 15 | By Sarah Richardson

Bringing a solution to the housing shortage under the remit of the NIC would show the Conservatives mean business

barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

24 Sep 15

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


Hansom HT

Hansom: People power

9 Oct 15

The People’s Republic of China is set to build our railways, the Garden Bridge ban on Pooh Sticks is lifted, Ryder makes it in New York, Land Sec awards some fast learners, and staff at Mace and JRP play with bikes and Lego



Let's get serious

9 Oct 15 | By Sarah Richardson

Bringing a solution to the housing shortage under the remit of the NIC would show the Conservatives mean business

Rupert Choat

Arbitration and adjudication: A tale of two acts

9 Oct 15 | By Rupert Choat

Statutory adjudication has emulated arbitration, including its mass of case law. Is it time for an Adjudication Act?

Nicola Gillen

Offices: Time to get smart

9 Oct 15 | By Nicola Gillen

With four generations active in the workplace it’s time to ditch preconceived, 20th century notions about office layout

Rebecca Rees

Procurement: Prepare for the best

8 Oct 15 | By Rebecca Rees

Successful procurement depends on whether the evaluation methodologies used are likely to produce the desired results. Here’s some advice

Richard Robinson

How the NIC can meet its potential

7 Oct 15 | By Richard Robinson

The National Infrastructure Commission must wield binding decision-making powers

Chris Tinker

Drawing battle lines

7 Oct 15 | By Chris Tinker

Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the Labour Party differs wildly to the Conservatives in its answer to the housing crisis and attitude to social housing. It will be interesting to see how the government responds to the new rhetoric

Joey Gardiner

Thick as thieves

7 Oct 15 | By Joey Gardiner

The National Infrastructure Commission announcement was a masterclass in Osborne tactics contained within a substantial speech

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