Tuesday21 February 2017

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Proposal to build Liverpool's tallest tower unveiled

21 Feb 17

Scheme will be 48 storeys and sister tower to smaller neighbour

Adrian Ringrose

Interserve warns cost of quitting waste business has ballooned to £160m

20 Feb 17

Firm had previously put a £70m pricetag on the decision

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Worries over UK's decision to quit Euro nuclear agency

21 Feb 17

Report says decision puts at risk nuclear new build programme


Street detail

Live Works: As you like it

15 Feb 17

Live Theatre has ventured into the high-stakes world of property development to enable it to plough the profits back into making plays. Ike Ijeh takes a look around Live Works, the theatre’s £10m office project, to see how the building fits into Newcastle’s historic Quayside

UK construction quarterly output

Market forecast: Still on the up

14 Feb 17

The trend continues for rising optimism and workload, though materials costs and wage rates are also increasing, while market uncertainty may have some surprises to pull, says Michael Hubbard of Aecom



Brexit: What we really really want

10 Feb 17

When Building launched its Building A Better Brexit campaign at the start of the year, we promised a reader survey to find out what the industry wanted the government to take into its negotiations with the EU


A crane

Strategic advances?

9 Feb 17

The government’s modern industrial strategy has been welcomed by business groups but are there opportunities for construction to benefit?


What to specify: Education

7 Feb 17

There’s lots to learn this week about the new products for schools and universities, from hard landscaping for a primary school to Portakabin modules and floor screed


White Paper: Applying for ISO 9001 Accreditation

White Paper: Applying for ISO 9001 Accreditation

19 Dec 16

Download advice on how to remove risks when applying for this respected standard

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index


Not holding back

Image of the week: Not holding back

17 Feb 17

Water overwhelms the USA’s tallest dam, causing an evacuation



Sketch of the week: Greenaways

17 February 2017

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Hannah Smart of West Waddy ADP


Bruno Dupety

Bruno Dupety: Action man

17 Feb 17

In 2014, Bruno Dupety was brought in to sort out Vinci’s UK construction arm: managing some massive project losses, refreshing the leadership team and restructuring struggling parts of the business


Houses being built

A quiet revolution?

16 Feb 17

For some, last week’s housing white paper wasn’t worth the white paper it was printed on, but for others it presents a radical shift in policy away from home ownership and towards a much wider range of housing needs

Woman with notes

CPD 2 2017: Implementing lean construction

14 Feb 17

Lean construction can be applied at every stage of a project to cut waste and improve efficiency. This CPD, sponsored by Newforma, discusses the challenges of implementing this approach and how they can be overcome


Sarah Richardson

Moving away from Starter Homes is a big step

16 Feb 17 | By Sarah Richardson

The government’s switch to supporting housing associations shows policy is heading in the right direction, but construction needs more support in the face of Brexit



Online poll: Power stations

15 Feb 17

Are the government’s plans for the next generation of UK power stations realistic? Vote here


Hansom HT

Hansom: On the cards

17 Feb 17

This week there’s news in spades - diamond geezers in dingy digs, the government and an art gallery join the late club, and One Blackfriars is full of heart. Plus, will an architecture competition answer your prayers?


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This week in 2002

17 Feb 17

We look at the costs of prefabricated buildings, 15 years ago

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Barbour ABI's February market review is out now

16 Feb 17

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



Mentoring: Support act

25 Jan 17

Mentoring is touted as an effective way to help employees starting off in their careers to work their way up the ladder. So what do those who have signed up to be mentored get out of it? Yoosof Farah asked three of them


London debate at Building Live

Delivering London’s construction pipeline for the next five years Video

23 Dec 16

Building Live debate highlights - With new mayor Sadiq Khan now in place, what are London’s priorities for growth?


Andrew Jones

Local authorities now have a central role in housing delivery

20 Feb 17 | By Andrew Jones

Giving councils more CPO powers will help, but the housing white paper did not outline the resources they will need to deliver more homes


Big data and virtual reality in architecture

20 Feb 17

By combining big data and VR, architects can significantly improve design

Jeffery Brown

Had enough of experts?

17 Feb 17 | By Jeffrey Brown

Expert reports are not ‘expected or required’ in the new edition of the pre-action protocol for construction disputes. But construction claims have less chance of settling without them

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Issuing payment notices

17 Feb 17 | By Ted Lowery

Was a contractor’s interim payment notice valid and, if so, had the employer issued an effective payless notice?

Sarah Richardson

Moving away from Starter Homes is a big step

16 Feb 17 | By Sarah Richardson

The government’s switch to supporting housing associations shows policy is heading in the right direction, but construction needs more support in the face of Brexit

Sadie Morgan

Drawing conclusions

15 Feb 17 | By Sadie Morgan

Projects on a grand scale generate innumerable written reports setting out the developer’s vision, but very few contain the hard information you get from an architect’s visual plan

Barny Evans

Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive

14 Feb 17 | By Barny Evans

There are two key areas the government should consider in the Renewable Heat Incentive review

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