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Balfour Beatty and Carillion in merger talks

25 Jul 14

Balfour Beatty and Carillion have announced that they are in talks about a possible merger

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City surprised at Carillion and Balfour merger talks

25 Jul 14

Analysts say proposed merger between two construction giants has a “50/50” chance of going ahead

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Galliford Try moves into top 10 contractors

25 Jul 14

Building’s annual Top 150 contractors and housebuilders league sees the firm move up to eighth

PIC OF THE DAY

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Styles & Wood completes Golders Green synagogue refurb

22 Jul 14

Fit-out contractor completes rennovation of historic London building

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BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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PROJECTS

Adobe Great Kneighton

Housing Design Awards: Addresses to impress

17 Jul 14

From radical warehouse conversions to art deco elderly care, this year’s Housing Design Awards show an industry emerging from the recession with a spring in its step and unafraid to experiment

PROFESSIONAL

These houses in Berwick-upon-Tweed have been externally insulated and then finished with a basecoat, Tonachino protective coating and topcoat from Mapei’s Silancolor range

CPD 16 2014: Render-protected external wall insulation

EWI systems are an effective means of improving a building’s thermal efficiency. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Mapei, examines the types of system available, as well as colours, finishes and the relevant standards

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LATEST PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Flooring

21 Jul 14

This week’s flooring products cover everything from a range of decorative designs with safe features to thermally-efficient foundations for a student Passivhaus project

Building TV

Building TV: Episode 3

Building TV: Episode 3

28 May 14

Building deputy editor Joey Gardiner discusses the future of Balfour Beatty

Sketch of the week

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Sketch of the week: Skinners Kent academy

25 Jul 14

This concept sketch of Skinners Kent Academy was a collaboration between Matt Golds and Dan Smith of Hunters South Architects.

ANALYSIS

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Top 150 contractors and housebuilders 2014

25 Jul 14

Building’s annual list of the UK’s biggest performers in the construction sector shows that housebuilders have enjoyed the past 12 months most. But many predict the tides are ready to turn for contractors, as Joey Gardiner reports

SURVEY

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Top consultants survey 2014

25 Jun 14

Take part in this year’s survey

LATEST VIDEO

Michael Fallon

GCS video: Michael Fallon

17 Jul 14

The former Minister of State for Business and Energy discusses low carbon and sustainable construction at the Government Construction Summit 2014

David Higgins

GCS video: David Higgins

17 Jul 14

The chairman of High Speed 2 takes a look forward at leadership and change at the Government Construction Summit 2014

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 Jul 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework


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Hansom: All change

25 Jul 14

With Gove gone, architects sniff better days ahead, the revolving door of planning ministers takes another turn, a former Kier boss makes a speedy, if unadventurous, comeback, and JCB digs 18 more holes

Survey

Crane

Top consultants survey 2014

25 Jun 14

Take part in this year’s survey


COMMUNITY OPINION

Sarah Richardson

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 Jul 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework

Allister Hayman

A black day for the industry

25 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

There was more hand-wringing embarassment for the industry this week as construction bosses gave evidence on blacklisting to MPs

Julie Hirigoyen

Stepping up to the diversity challenge

25 Jul 14 | By Julie Hirigoyen

Lack of diversity in the property sector is a real problem, here are some ideas for how to tackle it …

Simon Lewis

Playing by the rules

25 Jul 14 | By Simon Lewis

The ‘Plebgate’ affair may not have been very edifying but it did give the courts the opportunity to issue guidelines on Civil Procedure Rule 3.9 - on granting relief from court sanctions

Tony Bingham

Books for the beach

25 Jul 14 | By Tony Bingham

It’s summer and you’ll be wanting to pack some reading matter for the hols. Well, Construction Contract Variations will have you on the edge of your lilo

Noble Francis

Stronger evidence of revival

24 Jul 14 | By Noble Francis

June’s contract awards data shows an increase and indicates that the recovery is sustainable, at least in the medium term

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Building 18 July 2014 issue

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