Thursday30 June 2016


Oakmont poaches McLaren directors

30 Jun 16

Patrick Mays and David McDonnell join the Essex-based contractor

Brandon Lewis, housing and planning minister

Housing minister: 'Keep calm and carry on'

29 Jun 16

Government ministers say infrastructure and housing spending is more important, not less, post-Brexit

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ChapmanBDSP to top £20m revenue this year

30 Jun 16

Firm has also developed its overseas presence with a 20-strong team now operating in the Middle East

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Tracker: May 2016

30 Jun 16

The construction activity index fell by a point in May following a brief peak in April, while individual sub-sectors enjoy mixed fortunes


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Parental leave: Man about the house

23 Jun 16

Many professionals in our male-dominated industry say they want to spend more time with their children. So why aren’t new dads taking up their recent right to shared parental leave? We talk to two fathers who took time out of the workplace


What to specify: Commercial

23 Jun 16

This week’s products for specification include anti-slip decking tiles, a fire protection coating system to protect steel structures, and sound-absorbing acoustic tiles



Offices of the future: Where now for Don Draper?

22 Jun 16

The office has come a long way since the days of Mad Men, but what could it look like in 10 or 20 years’ time? Well, hot-desking, wellbeing measures and remote working will all flourish. But alas, there’ll be no return of the drinks cabinet


CPD 13 2016: Specifying softwood decking

27 May 16

The latest in our CPD series introduces specifying softwood decking. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit


Engineering London

Image of the week: Engineering the world

24 Jun 16

An exhibition devoted to the work of Ove Arup



Sketch of the week: University of Winchester

24 Jun 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Richard Jobson, director at Design Engine


Michael Heseltine

Heseltine: ‘I haven’t yet been told to shut up’

5 May 16

While most 83-year-olds settle for a quiet life and daytime TV, Lord Heseltine’s time is taken up spearheading the government’s regeneration agenda



Brexit: The vote that shook Britain

29 Jun 16

It’s hit construction hard - on the stock exchange, in boardrooms and on sites across the UK, people are starting to rethink an industry that is no longer part of the EU. But what exactly will change and how quickly?



Online poll: Brexit effect

28 Jun 16

Do you think Brexit will have a negative long-term effect on the UK construction industry? Vote here



Brexit: What happens next?

27 Jun 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The result is in, but what will be the long-term effect for construction?

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Barbour ABI's June market review is out now

23 Jun 16

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


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Hansom: Rule, Britannia

24 Jun 16

As the nation decides whether or not to bind its destiny to Europe’s, we are reminded of the strength of our territorial loyalties – be that to our nation, our home town – or to the desk we’re given to sit at …



This week in 1961

24 Jun 16

As the outcome of the EU referendum is revealed, we revisit 1961, the year prime minister Harold Macmillan announced the UK would be applying for membership to the European Economic Community


James Clarke

Settlement agreement: Crossing the line

30 Jun 16 | By James Clarke

Does the right to adjudication in the underlying construction contract still apply if you have entered into in a settlement agreement? A recent case in the TCC provides guidance

Michael Dall

Brexit is an economist's worst nightmare

29 Jun 16 | By Michael Dall

The political fallout from last week’s referendum result makes economic forecasting almost impossible - we have embarked on a huge change with no clear plan and so can only be vague about our future

Richard McCarthy

New homes: Time to crack on

29 Jun 16 | By Richard McCarthy

A sense of urgency and a healthy dose of ambition is needed if there is any chance of unlocking the potential of public land across the UK and hitting the target of 1 million new homes by 2020

Sajjan Sivia

A 16 year old's view on Brexit

29 Jun 16 | Updated: 29 Jun 16 | By Sajjan Sivia

Last week’s referendum has affected every British citizen, including those too young to vote

Alastair Stewart

Brexit will be good for Britain

28 Jun 16 | By Alastair Stewart

Make no mistake, last week’s vote to leave the EU has created many unknowns but construction is an entrepreneurial and essential industry and will do better unfettered by EU regs

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James Clark

Brexit - It's not all bad news but there is much uncertainty

28 Jun 16 | By James Clark

The referendum result will impact on many facets of our sector


Brexit: What happens next?

27 Jun 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The result is in, but what will be the long-term effect for construction?

Comments (1)

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