Saturday30 May 2015

Gascoine Estate, Barking

Bouygues set to bag £85m London housing job

29 May 15

Contractor tipped for first phase of Barking redevelopment after £250m Stratford contract win this week

Silhouette construction

Margins and rising costs plague mid-sized firms

29 May 15

Survey by insurance company points to problems for firms with between £5m and £300m

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Hewlett Construction goes into administration

29 May 15

140 jobs threatened as civil engineer falls into administration



Schools: Where are they all going to sit?

28 May 15

25% more new school places will be needed in the next five years than the previous five, yet the government is cutting overall capital funding by 16%


Market review: An unexpected drop

27 May 15

Construction activity increased in March against a backdrop of wider economic stability, with low inflation, low unemployment and forecasts for moderate growth

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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Integrated service modules

What to specify: Off-site manufacture

20 May 15

This week’s modular products include a stylish services solution at David Chipperfield’s One Pancras Square, a nanotechnology lab, and a school sixth form centre constructed in just 14 weeks


Queen's Speech 2015

Image of the week: Back in the House

29 May 15

The state opening of parliament


Neopolis business park

Sketch of the week: Moscow Neopolis business park

29 May 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Sam Breed at LDA Design.


East end atrium plant box enclosures

Francis Crick Institute: Larger than life

29 May 15

The awe-inspiring scale, ambition and innovation of the Francis Crick Institute more than matches the pioneering biomedical research that is soon to take place within its walls


Solar panels

Online poll: Green building

28 May 15

Will this government be better for green construction than the Conservative / Lib Dem coalition? Vote here

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Barbour ABI's May market review is out now

20 May 15

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


Building Awards 2015

The stars of the show

29 Apr 15

Full write-ups of all this year's Building Awards 2015 winners and runners-up

BS 5534 has been updated to reflect the increase in extreme weather and to align UK practice more closely with European standards

CPD 2 2015: Revisions to BS 5534

26 Jan 15

The latest in our CPD series explains why BS 5534 has been revised and outlines the key changes that designers and contractors need to understand. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit


Joey Gardiner

Policy by accident

29 May 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Much of the agenda spelled out by the Queen this week will be welcome but there remain big concerns



Hansom: Darling, you were fabulous

29 May 15

Gurkhas, thesps and other fans of the great Joanna Lumley will be thrilled to see her gracing these pages this week, while the rest of us make do with unexploded bombs, 180km cycle rides and free PR advice


Joey Gardiner

Policy by accident

29 May 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Much of the agenda spelled out by the Queen this week will be welcome but there remain big concerns

Nick Cullen

It’s not just carbon that changes climate

29 May 15 | By Nick Cullen

The effects of deforestation in South America highlight the interrelated nature of our climate, ecosystem and lifestyle

Barbara Welch

The future remains uncertain

29 May 15 | By Barbara Welch

A majority government gives business a stable platform so we can go back to ‘business as usual’ – but what happens next?

Richard Steer 2014

Construction 2025: Where were you?

28 May 15 | By Richard Steer

The government’s strategy document outlined a utopian vision for construction. What happened?

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Ben Derbyshire

Announcing: the Home Performance Label consortium

28 May 15 | By Ben Derbyshire

Be part of the group that develops HPL into an established industry tool for the labelling and promotion of better-performing homes

Gillian Birkby

CDM Regulations: On a role

28 May 15 | By Gillian Birkby

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came into force last month, but misunderstandings remain over principal designers and CDM co-ordinators

Jack Pringle

Morrell dilemma

28 May 15 | By Jack Pringle

The Edge report may have put the cat among the professional pigeons, but it’s essential reading for institutions overdue for a long, hard look at themselves – and maybe even an incentive for them to start working together

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