Tuesday23 September 2014

TOP STORIES

Lance Taylor

RLB chief executive Lance Taylor to step down

23 Sep 14

Exclusive: RLB UK boss will step down in early 2015 to “pursue new opportunities”

Ed Miliband

Miliband puts green economy at heart of 10-year plan

23 Sep 14

Labour leader outlines vision for government including aim to boost green economy and housebuilding

Urban Space, Miller Homes

Miller Homes lays out flotation plan

23 Sep 14

Housebuilder set to sell over 40% of its shares on the open market next month

PROJECTS

South Bank Tower

South Bank Tower: Coming out on top

16 Sep 14

Faced with the task of adding an extra 11 storeys to its structure, the engineering team working on London’s South Bank Tower have found a way to extend its height without additional foundations or a dramatic redesign

PROFESSIONAL

Curtain walling remains a popular choice for London’s commercial developments

CPD 23 2014: High-performance insulation for curtain wall facades

The facade is one of the key elements governing the thermal performance of office buildings, which can be undermined by large expanses of glazing. This CPD module, sponsored by Dow Corning, examines two solutions

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DATA

Global infrastructure: Aviation

Global infrastructure: Aviation

18 Sep 14

What can cost, time and functional metrics tell you about delivering a capital programme in the aviation sector? David Crewe of Turner & Townsend explains why it makes sense to reach beyond the traditional measures of development efficiency

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

PIC OF THE DAY

Heatherwick Studio's Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Heatherwick serves up double gin glass houses

23 Sep 14

Images released of Bombay Sapphire’s new distillery and visitor centre

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LATEST PRODUCTS

Sketch of the week

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Sketch of the week: the recession rollercoaster

19 Sep 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Soham De, an architectural assistant and urban designer at architecture and design firm Paul Davis + Partners

Allister Hayman

Labour conference: No borrowing for building

23 Sep 14

A fretful Labour conference has seen the party’s leaders rule out spending splurge on housing

Analysis

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Agenda 15 draft manifesto

22 Sep 14

Building’s draft manifesto for construction for the next parliament is now online for consultation here - and we want you to let us know what you think

Crane

Agenda 15: The next phase

19 Sep 14

As the party conference season approaches, Building is now ready to unveil the next stage of its Agenda 15 campaign to create a manifesto for construction for the next parliament.

Class of 2014

The class of 2014

The class of 2014: Consultants and engineers

19 September 2014

What made our consultants and engineers choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?

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Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

18 Sep 14

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

MARKET REVIEW

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Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

18 Sep 14

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

INFOGRAPHIC

Scottish parliament

Infographic: All eyes on Scotland

18 Sep 14

This week’s infographic looks at the impact of a Scottish vote in favour of independence


Hansom

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Hansom: Know the score

19 Sep 14

A US construction giant celebrates the opening of Spartak Moscow’s new football stadium, the Australian prime minister goes to live in the Outback and there’s some sterling charity work being done across the sector


COMMUNITY OPINION

Brian Berry

Labour conference: Brownfield or greenfield housing?

23 Sep 14 | By Brian Berry

We need to get the balance right between brownfield and greenfield development and I’m not sure Labour has done that yet

Jack Pringle

Scotland's Aladdin

23 Sep 14 | By Jack Pringle

Alex Salmond and the yes campaign lost their battle for an independent Scotland - but by letting the genie of devolved powers out of the bottle, they did us all a favour

Jack Pringle

Scotland's Aladdin

23 Sep 14 | By Jack Pringle

Alex Salmond and the yes campaign lost their battle for an independent Scotland - but by letting the genie of devolved powers out of the bottle, they did us all a favour

Allister Hayman

Labour conference: No borrowing for building

23 Sep 14 | By Allister Hayman

A fretful Labour conference has seen the party’s leaders rule out spending splurge on housing

Andrew Kinsey

Is your waste data rubbish?

22 Sep 14 | By Andrew Kinsey

Robust data about waste produced on site needs to comply to certain standards, but so far this isn’t happening in England

Michael Dall

Independence vote: a collective sigh of relief

19 Sep 14 | By Michael Dall

Whatver your views on the referendum, for Scottish construction a “no” means a number of tricky issues are sidestepped

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