Tuesday30 August 2016

Ash Sakula zero carbon terrace

London's new zero carbon rules may catch firms out

30 Aug 16

Oblivious developers ‘will need specialist help to avoid London offsetting fees’


China concerns could split Hinkley C and Bradwell nuclear deals

30 Aug 16

Civil servants consider delaying a decision on planned China-built Essex reactor

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Mace puts Pokémon Go warnings up at building sites

30 Aug 16

‘Wild Pokemon not permitted on this site’


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Scotland Yard: Crime scene

26 Aug 16

In converting a 1930s police station into the Metropolitan Police’s new HQ, contractor Bam faced a difficult case. But noise reduction criteria, a cramped site and a high level of security were no match for Bam’s trusty team


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


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


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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


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

Stephanie Canham

Brexit: The winds of change?

23 Aug 16 | By Stephanie Canham

A post-Brexit UK could see new industry trends. Will construction management be back on the agenda?

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