Tuesday28 July 2015

Boris Johnson

Developers getting away with viability dodges, admits mayor

28 Jul 15

Johnson expresses frustration over ‘dark art’

Adrian Trent

Start-up hotel specialist hits £1m turnover in first year

28 Jul 15

Future54, founded by former JLL director Adrian Trent, bags contracts including Hilton and Westin hotel schemes

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Galliford Try inks £48.5m Lincolnshire schools deal

28 Jul 15

Contractor to build two secondary schools and six primary schools in north of county


Lead times: April - June 2015

20 Jul 15

With six packages increasing their lead times and widespread reports of increasing enquiries and workload, growth is holding steady. Brian Moone of Mace reports

When specifying wetrooms for disabled use, it is essential to ensure that the floor surface can be gripped by tyred wheels

CPD 14 2015: Integrated solutions for wetrooms with tile and stone coverings

21 Jul 15

The latest module in our CPD series introduces the key considerations in the design and installation of walk-in shower areas. This module is sponsored by Schlüter-Systems


Gatwick airport

Gatwick: Ground control

22 Jul 15

BIM is central to the success of Gatwick airport’s massive £1.2bn capital investment programme

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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July Steel Insight cover

Steel Insight 13

23 Jul 15

Read the latest Steel Insight digital supplement


Fan Bay Deep Shelter

Image of the week: Down into the past

24 Jul 15

A piece of Second World War history opens its doors to the public


Marble Hotel

Sketch of the week: Hualien Marble Hotel

24 Jul 15

This week’s sketch is by architected Gianni Botsford


contract locations

Market review: Begin again

27 Jul 15

The Budget has given us a taste of this Conservative government’s economic policy and forecasts for the sector are also looking strong


Morrell and Hansford

Online poll: Chief construction adviser

22 Jul 15

Was the government right to scrap the chief construction adviser role? Vote here


Sarah Richardson

Hold that axe

24 Jul 15 | By Sarah Richardson

The restructuring of construction roles could stall relations between the industry and government

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Barbour ABI's July market review is out now

23 Jul 15

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



Hansom: This too shall pass

24 Jul 15

We meditate on the world’s transient nature, as we see sandcastles washed away, Zaha’s Olympic dream ends, and we are walked out on by a nuclear bigwig. But friends are forever, especially at Balfour Beatty


What to specify: Roofing

6 Jul 15

Green roofs, clay roofs and even BIM-ready roofs. Whatever you’ve currently got in mind for roofing solutions, these manufacturers can top it


Rebecca Rees

Procurement: Optimum results

27 Jul 15 | By Rebecca Rees

A string of high-profile repair and maintenance jobs have failed recently. Is the problem connected to how some clients carry out procurement at the beginning of the job?

Sarah Richardson

Hold that axe

24 Jul 15 | By Sarah Richardson

The restructuring of construction roles could stall relations between the industry and government

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John Sinfield

Why CLC changes cut out the foundations from construction

24 Jul 15 | By John Sinfield

The restructuring of the Construction Leadership Council means a third of the industry is not represented at the top table

Laurence Cobb

It's all in the timing

24 Jul 15 | By Laurence Cobb

Great care must be taken over payment procedures and timings before and after practical completion, as ignoring them can prove to be a very expensive exercise

Karen Mason

This looks good on paper

23 Jul 15 | By Karen Mason

You don’t want the sale of your scheme delayed by missing bits of evidence so make sure your development comes complete with a paper trail

Michael Dall

Fixing the foundations

22 Jul 15 | By Michael Dall

The follow-up document to the summer Budget has stronger implications for construction

Jack Pringle

Back to square one

20 Jul 15 | By Jack Pringle

Scrapping the chief construction adviser role and proposed reforms to the Construction Leadership Council are nothing short of disaster. The industry faces a struggle to get its voice heard

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