Wednesday10 February 2016

Wind turbines

Windy UK has £29bn turbine pipeline

9 Feb 16

Exclusive data reveals developers are ploughing cash into UK wind farms

Barton Willmore Reading

Football club behind Reading mixed-use plan

9 Feb 16

Scheme includes more than 600 homes

No 1 Undershaft

Tallest City of London tower in for planning

8 Feb 16

Architect Eric Parry says response to 73-storey block is ‘overwhelmingly positive’


Lead times: Oct - Dec 2015

9 Feb 16

Increases to lead times continue, and many are forecast to rise in the next six months, as workload and enquiries grow. But staffing is still an issue


Peter Hansford

Interview: Peter Hansford

22 January 2016

Until two months ago Peter Hansford was the government’s chief construction advisor. Now the position has been abolished. Here, he talks frankly about the state of the industry and how his legacy will be perceived

Barratt Homes’ Courthouse luxury residential building in Westminster, designed by HLM Architects, is clad with Moleanos limestone, installed by Szerelmey

CPD 30 2015: Use of stone and faience cladding

4 Dec 15

This CPD focuses on two traditional facade materials in contemporary architecture and restoration projects, examining their sustainability credentials and installation methods. It is sponsored by Szerelmey


What to specify: Education

8 Feb 16

Timber windows are installed at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and an extension at Cambridge University features low-temperature underfloor heating in this week’s education products


Bradford Grammar School

Sketch of the week: Bradford Grammar School

5 Feb 16

This week’s sketch is by Adam Clark of Halliday Clark Architects


New Horizons by Trevor Tennant

Image of the week: Pieces of history

5 Feb 16

A concrete mural, that was part of the first hospital built by the NHS, goes on display at Somerset House



Consultants salary survey 2016: Under control?

5 Feb 16

A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth, according to this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. But will they be able to keep their feet on the ground?


The new Grande Stade de Lyon is encased in concrete walls with narrow openings to mimic a medieval fortress

Grande Stade de Lyon: Stadium Franglais

3 Feb 16

Olympique Lyonnais’ new £340m home, designed by Populous, will host Euro 2016 matches this summer. But is it more typical of English stadium design than its continental counterparts?


Building site

Online poll: New tech

3 Feb 16

Will new technologies significantly reduce the number of people needed to build projects within the next 10 years? Vote here



Modern times

5 Feb 16 | By Sarah Richardson

Will Westminster finally help address construction’s skills shortfall?

Good Employer Guide 2015

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Barbour ABI's January market review is out now

21 Jan 16

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


Hansom HT

Hansom: A change of scenery

5 Feb 16

There’s plenty of moving about this week - rumours abound that the Science Museum is searching for new digs, while celeb haunt The Ivy spreads its tendrils to Tower Bridge. Heathrow, though, isn’t going anywhere


Sheena Sood

Testing trials

9 Feb 16 | By Sheena Sood

Two new schemes being tested could offer cost savings on selected construction law cases

Jack Pringle

Gold Medal for the diva

8 Feb 16 | By Jack Pringle

With a portfolio that pushes the limits of what is possible, Zaha Hadid proves being relentlessly demanding pays off


Modern times

5 Feb 16 | By Sarah Richardson

Will Westminster finally help address construction’s skills shortfall?

Helen Gough

Let your staff roam the world!

5 Feb 16 | By Helen Gough

Offering travel can help your business develop and attract talent

Tony Bingham

Adjudication: Muddling through

4 Feb 16 | By Tony Bingham

A messy contract need not stop an adjudicator deciding the dispute – as long as they have jurisdiction


Surely Britain is not going to sleepwalk into a Brexit disaster?

4 Feb 16 | By Ann Bentley

Leaving the EU could spell disaster for the UK’s construction industry

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Kate Lingely

Better safe than sorry

4 Feb 16 | By Kate Lingley

New guidelines give clear and consistent guidance on health and safety offences – including corporate manslaughter

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