Thursday02 October 2014


Citizen M hotel, Balfour Beatty

Flagship hotel one of host of problem projects for Balfour

2 Oct 14

Exclusive: Delays to £30m London project for Citizen M emerge following contractor’s £75m profit warning


Shortages of bricks and blocks may 'impede' construction growth

2 Oct 14

Latest PMI survey reports continuing growth across the industry but warns of increasing supply chain bottlenecks

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Galliford Try wins £45m priority schools batch

2 Oct 14

Contractor appointed to build six schools in London under the Priority School Building Programme


The Royal National Lifeboat Institute's All-weather Lifeboat Centre

Shored up: The RNLI's lifeboat centre in Poole

1 Oct 14

Before the Royal National Lifeboat Institute could begin construction on its All-weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole Harbour, Dorset, it first had to find a way to manage the flood risk of its quayside location


BS EN 15232 is one of a suite of standards used to calculate the energy efficiency of technical building services, such as heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting systems

CPD 27 2014: Building automation and compliance with BS EN 15232

This CPD module, sponsored by Schneider Electric, shows how the British and European standard BS EN 15232 can help building designers and managers to get the most out of integrated, automated control systems

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Gazprom RMJM

Russian firm replaces RMJM on Gazprom tower

30 Sep 14

RMJM’s original design retained but scheme will now be overseen by Gorproyekt

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Regional new work output

Building intelligence: Q2 2014

30 Sep 14

Experian Economics shows that construction activity stayed flat throughout the second quarter of the year, but still putting it 5% higher when compared with the same period for 2013

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Sliding door

What to specify: Doors and windows

19 Sep 14

As one door closes, another opens - or call it a window of opportunity: this week we offer an abundance of products to brighten up your outlook on life …

Sketch of the week

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Sketch of the week: City scape

26 Sep 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Lauren Cordeiro, a year 10 work experience student who spent a week at bptw partnership this summer


Contractors' salary survey 2014

Contractors' salary survey 2014: The only way is up

2 Oct 14

Construction’s recovery was always going to bring higher wages and the upward pressure on salaries is almost countrywide


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

Class of 2014

The class of 2014

The class of 2014: Consultants and engineers

19 September 2014

What made our consultants and engineers choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?

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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


Sarah Richardson

Music to our ears

26 Sep 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The Labour party gathering in Manchester has set the tone for debate and the mood music for the sector is encouraging



Hansom: Dare to be different

26 Sep 14

Sit at home and watch Eastenders if you want - or go watch a melting house, take pictures of a major infrastructure project, design the new Guggenheim, or live in a zero-carbon house for a year. Up to you


Richard Threlfall

Hearts and minds

2 Oct 14 | By Richard Threlfall

As we approach election year that infrastructure is high on the agenda of all the main political parties, but the public need to be won over

jeremy blackburn

Conservatives put housebuilding centre stage

1 Oct 14 | By Jeremy Blackburn

There is much to like about the Conservatives’ push on housebuilding but it leaves renters out in the cold

John Alker

Cameron's speech highlights green battle lines

1 Oct 14 | By John Alker

Sadly, the debate over sustainability policy is becoming increasingly polarised

John Deasy

Engineers do Stirling work too

1 Oct 14 | By John Deasy

The RIBA Stirling prize is the UK’s highest award for architects. But perhaps it’s time to acknowledge the other people who have a hand in making buildings work effectively

Brian Berry

Tory conference: Lively but with little housing direction

30 Sep 14 | By Brian Berry

Despite grassroots support the Conservative party, like Labour, doesn’t seem committed to the housebuilding push we need


How will we cope with accelerated change?

30 Sep 14 | By Peter Trebilcock

It’s a challenge for firms and individuals alike to keep up with the pace of change in this digital age, but one approach that can help is life-long learning

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