Thursday23 October 2014


Olympic Stadium

Balfour Beatty strikes £36m deal over Olympic stadium cost rises

22 Oct 14

Cost of Balfour Beatty’s £154m Olympic stadium conversion job soars by £36m due to the complexity of installing the new stadium roof

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27  Poultry - Midland Bank HQ

Ardmore takes £80m Goldfinger bank job

22 Oct 14

Contractor to transform historic Midland Bank Headquarters in the City of London into a new hotel

Neil McArthur

Arcadis boosted by acquisition spree

22 Oct 14

Consultant sets out how takeovers of Hyder and Callison will translate into full-year profit and revenue growth


Lead times July-Sept 2014

Lead times: July-September 2014

20 Oct 14

Although there are only four trades reporting an increase in lead times this quarter, there are 10 trades that anticipate increases in the next six months


Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, by Haworth Tompkins

Stirling Prize-winning Everyman Theatre

17 Oct 14

Haworth Tompkins’ ambitious rebuild in glorious detail

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Model by BIMTechnologies

CPD 30 2014: Ensuring data accuracy on BIM projects

The latest module in our CPD series considers the importance of consistent, accurate data in the BIM process, and the key role played by manufacturers in providing it. This module is sponsored by British Gypsum

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JTI Building

Skin deep: SOM's JTI Building in Geneva

22 Oct 14

SOM’s JTI building in Geneva uses a revolutionary facade that optimises daylight and transparency while meeting tight Swiss regulatory requirements


Curtain walling - Wicona

What to specify: Cladding

21 Oct 14

This week’s cladding products include the refurbishment of a high-rise building at the Darmstadt University in Germany, and wall cladding for a home on the banks of the River Tay

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

Sketch of the week

SOTW 1710

Sketch of the week: Rothenburg market square

17 Oct 14

This week’s sketch is by Bryan Avery, principal of Avery Associates Architects.


JTI Building

Skin deep: SOM's JTI Building in Geneva

22 Oct 14

SOM’s JTI building in Geneva uses a revolutionary facade that optimises daylight and transparency while meeting tight Swiss regulatory requirements


Top 150 consultants 2014

Top 150 consultants 2014: Let the good times roll

17 Oct 14

There’s an upbeat mood in this year’s Top 150 consultants survey with strong growth and jobs being created. It’s now just a matter of finding the staff to keep it going


Brick laying

Online poll: Funding training

16 Oct 14

Do you think the government should continue with the industry levy used to fund training in trade skills? Vote here


Agenda 15 draft manifesto cover

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


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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



Hansom: Known unknowns

17 Oct 14

The year 2014 is an unnerving place - nobody’s sure how many chimneys Battersea Power Station has, Bob the Builder has the face of a child, and an app can summon hordes to your door to devour your leftovers


Julie Hirigoyen

How sustainable is your own office building?

22 Oct 14 | By Julie Hirigoyen

A new report shows that high quality sustainable office design is not only good for the planet, it’s good for your staff’s wellbeing and productivity too

Peter Hansford

Without stopping for breath

22 Oct 14 | By Peter Hansford

Work on the Government Construction Strategy continues apace, but there’s still lots to do

Helen Gough

Recruitment for the future

20 Oct 14 | By Helen Gough

We need to have access to the widest range of people possible to ensure we have all the skills we need

Laurence Cobb

When is a building not a building?

20 Oct 14 | By Laurence Cobb

Defining what is a building – or more specifically a construction operation – is not as easy as you think

Sarah Richardson

Balfour Beatty's chance

17 Oct 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Could new chief executive Leo Quinn be the right person to breathe new life into the firm?

Ike Ijeh

Stirling Prize winner harnesses new city pride

17 Oct 14 | By Ike Ijeh

Ike Ijeh on what the victory of Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre in Liverpool means for architecture

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