Friday30 September 2016

Hinkley Point C will be built alongside plant B

Chinese to get hands-on role at £18bn Hinkley Point C

30 Sep 16

China General Nuclear will work with EDF engineers to gain expertise for their own nuclear power plants

PA Images Network Rail

Manchester transport body picks £80m consultancy framework winners

30 Sep 16

Several big name consultants and architects are among 40 winners on transport framework

Insulation

Millions of pounds of retrofit work 'wasted,' says report

30 Sep 16

Constructing Excellence in Wales report shows insulation work done without proper assesment and in unsuitable homes

ANALYSIS

Colombia feature

Colombia: Back in Bogotá

29 Sep 16

As a historic peace deal between the Colombian government and rebel group Farc is signed, Building returns to Bogotá

Man on roof

Sustainability: The housing ‘trilemma’

28 Sep 16

How can the UK deliver the volume of new homes required without sacrificing wellbeing or environmental performance?

#Experience Construction

Work experience person on construction site

Major companies back careers campaign to attract new talent

23 Sep 16

Building magazine and charity join forces to encourage school pupils to try out construction roles

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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Celotex insulation is added to a new flat roof installation

CPD 16 2016: Insulating flat roofs

16 Sep 16

The correct insulation specification is critical to the success of any flat roof installation. This CPD module, sponsored by Celotex, outlines the main points to consider

ADVERTORIAL

Comar gave this student hall façade form as well as function

Comar gave this student hall façade form as well as function

14 Sep 16

How Comar Systems were used in the development of the University of Birmingham’s new student accommodation

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Great Wall of China PA Images

Image of the week: A lengthy repair job

30 Sep 16

A section of the Great Wall in China, which has controversially been ‘repaired’

SKETCH OF THE WEEK

Paul Mitchell sketch

Sketch of the week: Florence

30 Sep 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by illustrator Paul Mitchell

INTERVIEW

Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

9 Sep 16

RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its survival

Spectus

What to specify: Doors and windows

12 Sep 16

This week The Book House offices’ conversion sees the placement of period-style timber windows, four London fire stations get a thermally insulated suite and PC Henderson releases a rustic door kit ideal for a barn

LATEST PROJECTS

Mersey bridge

Building a bridge across the Mersey

30 Sep 16

Constructing a six-lane road link across the River Mersey involved several challenges

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BUILDING AWARDS

Building Awards shortlist party 2016

Industry gathers to celebrate Building Awards shortlist

19 Sep 16

Event at Building’s offices in central London attended by industry guests in the running for construction gongs

Careers

Spacelab office

Millennials: Goodbye 9-5

20 Sep 16

The world of work is changing. Forget being chained to a desk, a boss you only see through their office window

Hyperloop - register for the design competition

Building Awards

Grosvenor House hotel

Seven CEOs vie for top chief executive award

Building Awards announces the shortlist for the first ever CEOs’ CEO of the Year award

POLL

Corbyn

Online poll: Living wage

29 Sep 16

Should the Labour Party introduce a ‘national living wage’ of £10 an hour by 2020? Vote here

EDITOR'S VIEW

Chloe McCulloch

Theresa May must show her cards

30 Sep 16 | By Chloe McCulloch

Now the industry needs reassurance that the May administration will not lose momentum on infrastructure delivery

barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

22 Sep 16

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

Hansom

Hansom HT

Hansom: Ars longa, vita brevis

30 Sep 16

This week, Google’s mothballed plans for a King’s Cross HQ are revisited, West Ham footballers plan to turn up at Mipim, selling luxury homes gets arty, and our hacks fail to shine at ping pong

THE ARCHIVE

Archive

This week in 1991

30 Sep 16

A delegation led by Reading University went to Moscow to teach Soviet builders the way of the West


COMMUNITY OPINION

Chloe McCulloch

Theresa May must show her cards

30 Sep 16 | By Chloe McCulloch

Now the industry needs reassurance that the May administration will not lose momentum on infrastructure delivery

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Expert shopping

30 Sep 16 | By Ted Lowery

To what extent should a party be required to disclose additional documents as a condition of being permitted to replace an expert witness?

Mark Halstead

Good stakeholder management

29 Sep 16 | By Mark Halstead

Keeping control and engagement with all stakeholders is not just sensible but vital in any project

Jack Pringle

Brexit: Glass half full

29 Sep 16 | By Jack Pringle

We may have made a grave mistake in leaving the EU, but little can be achieved by dwelling on a bad hand. Perhaps we can do ‘Apple in Ireland’ incentive schemes: tax breaks, transport links and a Plymouth port that looks like Singapore

Jeffery Brown

Oral agreement: Power of the spoken word

29 Sep 16 | By Jeffrey Brown

Where a contract insists all changes must be in writing, what effect should there be when changes are introduced following an oral agreement? A recent Court of Appeal case provides guidance

Stephanie Canham

The Insurance Act 2015 – No ask no tell?

28 Sep 16 | By Stephanie Canham

On 12 August, the Insurance Act 2015 came into force, sweeping aside more than 100 years of legislation

David Blackman

Labour's down at heel conference

27 Sep 16 | By David Blackman

Building’s David Blackman reports from Liverpool where Labour’s remoteness from government is all too apparent

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