Monday24 November 2014

TOP STORIES

Steve Elliott

Former Morgan Sindall fit-out heads join £80m-turnover rival

21 Nov 14

Exclusive: ‘Driving force’ behind contractor’s fit-out division looks to double turnover at interiors specialist BWI

Sellar

Shard’s Sellar seeks design team for £600m job

21 Nov 14

Developer looking for people to work on £600m Paddington site development

Olympic Stadium - Populous

Buyer sought for failed Olympics subbie

21 Nov 14

Administrators begin search for buyer to rescue Eiffel Steelworks, which has fallen into administration

DATA

Cost Model Apartment

Cost model: Part L

20 Nov 14

Will MacDonald of Aecom examines the challenges posed by the 2014 revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations, which form part of the government’s strategy to cut carbon emissions from buildings

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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LATEST PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Roofing

18 Nov 14

This week’s roofing products include bespoke rooflighting for an RIBA award-winning house in Suffolk and a roofing system at a new care housing scheme in North Yorkshire

PIC OF THE DAY

Heatherwick Hudson design

Heatherwick and the Hudson: First we take Manhattan

21 Nov 14

Heatherwick Studio appointed to design a park on stilts on Manhattan’s Hudson river

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PROJECTS

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BIM architecture: The vision thing

19 Nov 14

BIM isn’t normally seen as a design tool but increasingly it can influence what a building looks like. We explore the possibilities and dangers of BIM-inspired architecture

LATEST CPD

Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium

CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

The latest in our CPD series considers the importance of unitised curtain walling, design considerations as well as legislation and testing issues. This module is sponsored by Reynaers Aluminium

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SKETCH OF THE WEEK

Avery Gehry

Sketch of the week: Gehry buildings

21 Nov 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Bryan Avery, princpal of Avery Associates Architects

ANALYSIS

bim tin

Is BIM what it says on the tin?

21 Nov 14

While Building’s BIM survey indicates that adoption of the technology is increasing, there is growing anxiety about its effect on the dynamics of project teams

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Paying the price

21 Nov 14

New research into the housebuilding industry shows that although staff are enjoying higher salaries, they’re also taking on more responsibilities, working longer hours and finding their work/life balance out of kilter.

MARKET REVIEW

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Barbour ABI's November market review is out now

20 Nov 14

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

POLL

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Online poll: Work-life balance

20 Nov 14

Are you concerned about the effect of the industry’s upturn on your work-life balance? Vote here

SOCIAL MEDIA

Class of 2014

Chat to the Class of 2014

6 Nov 14

As some of you may have seen, Building recently pulled together a group of 14 talented individuals who are just embarking on their first steps into the industry. In a bid to help you get to know them better we’ve decided to run a series of live Twitter interviews to introduce each group by sector to the Building community

GOOD EMPLOYER GUIDE 2014

Good Employer Guide 2014

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2014

24 Oct 14

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2014 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah Richardson

Seize the day

21 Nov 14 | By Sarah Richardson

BIM must be properly adopted sooner rather than later if the sector is to fully benefit

Hansom

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Hansom: Losing my religion

21 Nov 14

Atkins and Network Rail endure a marriage of inconvenience, architects splash out on the Guggenheim Helsinki, Canadians pray for Canary Wharf, and all hell breaks loose on the UK’s roads. Plus, Zaha vs Japan


COMMUNITY OPINION

Sarah Richardson

Seize the day

21 Nov 14 | By Sarah Richardson

BIM must be properly adopted sooner rather than later if the sector is to fully benefit

Simon Rawlinson

The BIM gatekeepers

21 Nov 14 | By Simon Rawlinson

Faced with the need to train a large number of the construction industry in BIM, where do you start? Focusing on the gatekeepers will have the biggest immediate impact

Iain Withers

More work should mean more staff

21 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

A booming housing sector has put a concerning strain on housebuilder’s work/life balance

Michael Dall

Life beyond housing and London

20 Nov 14 | By Michael Dall

Several indicators suggest housing market is cooling

Paul Everall

Energy efficiency: It's all in the details

20 Nov 14 | By Paul Everall

There’s a great need to get the little things right as we move towards tighter buildings

Noble Francis

Positivity for 2015

20 Nov 14 | By Noble Francis

Despite concerns about a slowing housing market and the impact of the eurozone on the UK economy, construction continued to grow in Q3

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