Sunday05 July 2015

Nottingham trams

Vinci UK hit by £217m pre-tax loss

3 Jul 15

Problems on Nottingham tram project contributed to firm’s major pre-tax loss

Intu's Watford shopping centre extension

Bam turns back on £100m mall

3 Jul 15

Exclusive: Contractor fails to agree contract value for Watford shopping centre extension with client Intu


MJ Gleeson signals strong growth for year

3 Jul 15

MJ Gleeson ups homes sales by a third in year to 30 June


Tracker: May 2015

30 Jun 15

The construction activity index picked up again following a fallow April, while the number of respondents posting no construction activity constraints reached an all-time high

A worker applies Sika Sarnafil’s  G410-18ELF PVC membrane to the roof of The Hive Worcester Library and History Centre, in accordance with CDM regulations

CPD 9 2015: Introduction to CDM

29 Jun 15

The latest module in our CPD series outlines the recent changes to the CDM regulations, and explains how they will affect the way that project teams work. This module is sponsored by Sika Roofing


Crane on the crane

BAR yachting HQ: At the rate of knots

3 Jul 15

Ben Ainslie Racing’s Portsmouth HQ embodies the bold spirit of the yacht teams it will house

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Digitising construction

26 Jun 15

4Projects by Viewpoint investigates the future of BIM



Sketch of the week: Cross of Christ Church

3 Jul 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Mariusz Wroblewski, senior architect at Chapman Taylor


Glastonbury 2015

Image of the week: The pop-up city

1 Jul 15

For the weekend Worthy Farm in Somerset becomes a city approximately the same size as Oxford



Retrofit: Low expectations

2 Jul 15

David Blackman looks at the vanishing chances of making green retrofit a national infrastructure priority



Mace boss: Cameron airport delay 'appalling'

1 Jul 15

Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds criticises ‘political nimbyism’


Sarah Richardson

Beyond the headlines

3 Jul 15 | By Sarah Richardson

Osborne’s emergency budget looks set to disappoint those hoping for more than familiar headlines



Hansom: Tell us a joke

3 Jul 15

Former City of London planning officer Peter Rees is game for a laugh, Mace celebrates its 25th birthday, Elizabeth II gets her tool belt on, and the Building crew take to the waters of a west London reservoir

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Barbour ABI's June market review is out now

18 Jun 15

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


What to specify: Commercial

23 Jun 15

This week’s commercial products include bespoke ceiling panels for the 47 floors of The Leadenhall Building


Sarah Richardson

Beyond the headlines

3 Jul 15 | By Sarah Richardson

Osborne’s emergency budget looks set to disappoint those hoping for more than familiar headlines

Helen Stuart

Adjudication: The lay of the land

2 Jul 15 | By Helen Stuart

Does the work you’re engaged with constitute a ‘construction operation’? You had better be clear on this before you enter into adjudication

James Wates

The class of 2050

1 Jul 15 | By James Wates

Education is a key part of any society’s future prosperity and social cohesion. How can we create the buildings that will help our children’s children to succeed in a generation’s time?

Steven Carey

Subrogation: Not so plain sailing

30 Jun 15 | By Steven Carey

Subrogation and issues of joint insurance often arise when drafting construction contracts. What guidance can a judgment involving a hired boat offer in these areas?

Tony Bingham

As time goes by

29 Jun 15 | By Tony Bingham

An adjudicator’s decision is binding until the dispute is finally determined but here’s a case that opens up the question of limitation and how late that determination can take place

Karen Mason

Exclusivities: Exclusive arrangements

26 Jun 15 | By Karen Mason

Exclusivity or lock out agreements are becoming increasingly common. But what are the benefits and why are they so popular all of a sudden?

Richard McCarthy

Housing: Use your imagination

26 June 2015 | By Richard McCarthy

In the quest to create more homes, we need to help and incentivise local authorities to think outside the box to identify sites for development, and perhaps even more critically, redevelopment

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