Saturday30 July 2016

Brendan Kerr

Keltbray in talks to buy parts of Dunne Group

29 Jul 16

The demolition specialist is among a number of interested parties

News Analysis

Industry 'flabbergasted' at latest Hinkley delay

29 Jul 16

Some firms said they will look elsewhere as government announces review into £18bn power plant


Government’s £2bn schools programme hits more delays

29 Jul 16

Procurement of PSBP 2 will not begin until end of this year, sources close to programme claim

Terrace houses in Wigan

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


2012 Olympic Projects

2012 forever: Revisiting the London Olympics

27 Jul 16

Ike Ijeh reports on whether the architecture of the London 2012 Olympics has fulfilled its main goal

Commercial Office Towers

Cost model: Commercial office towers

27 Jul 16

The number of towers being proposed and developed in London and the UK continues to grow, as does their height



Sustainable sailor: Land Rover BAR

20 Jul 16

The Land Rover BAR sailing team have embedded sustainability into not just its new base building but also its core ethos

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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Image of the week

Image of the week: The metal giant

29 Jul 16

The largest mechanical puppet ever built in Britain



Sketch of the week: The Citadel

29 Jul 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Joe Tattoni, FAIA, principal at Ikon.5 Architects


What to specify: Off-site

19 Jul 16

This week Tonbridge Grammar School gets a new sixth form study area, Essex County Cricket Club gets 36 balconies and a dementia care home with a clover leaf layout is given a new exterior finish


Tony Giddings

Interview: Tony Giddings

15 Jul 16

Few people have done more to change the face of the UK’s cities than Tony Giddings, who stood down as partner at Argent at the end of last year


Olympic Stadium / West Ham

West Ham's new home: Who forgot the roof?

29 Jul 16

At a cost of £700m, nearly three times the initial estimate, questions are being raised about why the price tag of the former Olympic stadium, soon to be West Ham’s new home, snowballed so drastically. With fingers already being pointed, who is really to blame?

Building Awards

Grosvenor House hotel

Building Awards: The shortlist is announced

22 Jul 16

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


olympic stadium

Online poll: 2012 legacy

27 Jul 16

Are the 2012 Olympic Games delivering a strong enough legacy for London? Vote here


Top 150 contractors 2016

Top 150 contractors: The rough & tumble

21 Jul 16

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector pulling out of recession, but economic danger remains


Sarah Richardson

London 2012: A belief in the afterlife

29 Jul 16 | By Sarah Richardson

A tour around the Olympic park in Stratford gives instant proof that east London has avoided having its ambition trampled by the blight of many past Olympic legacies

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Barbour ABI's July market review is out now

21 Jul 16

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

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Hansom HT

Hansom: Points of view

29 Jul 16

This week, Heathrow observes its architects up close, an ugly building is looked at from a new perspective, Brighton’s seashore and Sydney’s waterfront enjoy new panoramas, and we get a fresh angle on Europe



This week in 2006

29 Jul 16

A female reporter posed as a worker on site to test the theory that only men could master the art of a labourer


Sarah Richardson

London 2012: A belief in the afterlife

29 Jul 16 | By Sarah Richardson

A tour around the Olympic park in Stratford gives instant proof that east London has avoided having its ambition trampled by the blight of many past Olympic legacies

Zoe Lane

Solving the skills gap is now critical

28 Jul 16 | By Zoe Lane

As a recruiter I see firms struggling to attract construction talent, we need a concerted push to tackle this head on

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Sheena Sood

What’s the Brexit strategy?

28 Jul 16 | By Sheena Sood

Leaving the European Union could have a huge effect on the regulatory environment in which the industry operates. Or it could not. It will all depend on the coming negotiations

Chris Tinker

Getting back on track

27 Jul 16 | By Chris Tinker

The vote to leave the EU triggered a loss in investor and buyer confidence. While there has been some recovery, sentiment remains cautious and both developers and the government must look to support housing delivery in uncertain times

Michael Ryley

End of the TUPE line?

26 Jul 16 | By Michael Ryley

After Brexit we may no longer need TUPE regulations to be compliant with EU directives. Does that mean we should get rid of them?

Stephanie Canham

Brexit: Apocalypse now or just bad weather?

25 Jul 16 | By Stephanie Canham

There must be changes to accommodate a new political and economic landscape


Paddington pole gets cut down to size

22 Jul 16 | By Sarah Richardson

From the Paddington Pole to Theresa May’s cabinet, both appear to be busily wielding an axe

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