Saturday25 October 2014

TOP STORIES

Alan Brookes

Skills crisis prompts EC Harris to consider offshoring work

24 Oct 14

Chief executive says consultant could outsource work to fast-developing countries due to UK skills gap

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Nottingham carbon neutral Lab

Morgan Sindall hit by problem contracts

24 Oct 14

Firm issues profit warning after problems on ‘small number’ of construction contracts in London and South-east

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Architects and consultants are industry's top employers

24 Oct 14

Architects and consultants have dominated this year’s Building Good Employer Guide

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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PIC OF THE DAY

Oundle school Sci Tec

Green light for Oundle maths campus

24 Oct 14

Architect wins planning consent for mathematics, science and technology buildings at independent school

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DATA

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

LATEST CPD

Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium

CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

The latest in our CPD series considers the importance of unitised curtain walling, design considerations as well as legislation and testing issues. This module is sponsored by Reynaers Aluminium

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PROJECTS

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

LATEST PRODUCTS

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

Sketch of the week

Chatsworth House

Sketch of the week: Chatsworth House

24 Oct 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Paul Holden, director at Peak Architects.

GOOD EMPLOYER GUIDE 2014

Good Employer Guide 2014

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2014

24 Oct 14

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2014 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise

ANALYSIS

Alan Brookes

Interview: Alan Brookes

24 Oct 14

The UK chief executive of EC Harris on parent company Arcadis’ acquisition of Hyder, and the firm’s own growth ambitions 

MARKET REVIEW

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Barbour ABI's October market review is out now

23 Oct 14

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

TOP CONSULTANTS

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

POLL

Bents Green school

Online poll: School spending

23 Oct 14

Should the manifesto contain a pledge for a government-funded programme to address the predicted shortage of new school places? Vote here

AGENDA 15

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

Hansom

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Hansom: Nothing by halves

24 Oct 14

If you’re building a new HQ, why not divert the canal so it’s nearer to you? Moving a 2.5 tonne sculpture? Get a friendly contractor to shift it. Fundraising for charity? Run up 35 floors of a tower. Doing lunch? Do two


COMMUNITY OPINION

Sarah Richardson

Building on good news

24 Oct 14 | By Sarah Richardson

With positive sector reports published this week, it’s important that the staff are found to support these numbers

Joey Gardiner

Look past the politics to Lyons Review details

24 Oct 14 | By Joey Gardiner

On the face of it, Labour are the first party to produce a comprehensive plan to increase housebuilding 

Roger Hawkins

China deserves better architecture

24 Oct 14 | By Roger Hawkins

China’s president recently called for an end to ‘weird architecture’ resulting from the construction boom, which could be good news for British designers

Steve Douglas

Lyons: a roar or a whisper?

24 Oct 14 | By Steve Douglas

If Labour get in to power, it’ll be the Treasury that decides whether the Lyons Review will make a difference

Peter Morse

Performance bonds: Don’t bank on it

24 Oct 14 | By Peter Morse

Bonds have long been established as part of the contracting process. But there may be advantages to sourcing them from insurance providers rather than banks

Sarah Richardson

Good Employer Guide 2014: The good will out

24 Oct 14 | By Sarah Richardson

The 50 firms in this year’s guide lead the sector in terms of benefits, career development and staff satisfaction

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