Saturday28 February 2015

Tottenham Hot Spurs Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur shortlists four contractors for stadium

27 Feb 15

Exclusive: Sir Robert McAlpine, Bouygues, Balfour Beatty and Laing O’Rourke await tender process for £400m scheme

Thames

Three teams picked for £2.3bn Thames 'super-sewer'

27 Feb 15

Bam, Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Costain among the winners on Thames Tideway Tunnel

Andrew Stunell

Ex building regs minister attacks 'sad' DECs policy

27 Feb 15

Andrew Stunell MP hits out at Eric Pickles’ decision to consult on reducing DECs usage

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Hong Kong skyline

Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?

25 Feb 15

With debate still raging over the 230 towers lined up to make the London skyline look more like Hong Kong’s, Ike Ijeh looks at whether tall buildings can ever be sustainable

Caddick construction

What to specify: Cladding

25 Feb 15

If your eyes glaze over at the thought of glazing, this week’s crop of cladding products will perk you up no end with a choice of cedar, cast stone and aluminium

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Cost update Q4 2014

27 Feb 15

Construction output rose 5.5% over 2014, but construction materials and consumer price inflation have both slowed.

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

The external landing and its drainage

CPD 7 2015: Level thresholds and water ingress

23 Feb 15

This module examines the key regulations concerning the accessibility of building entrances and highlights ways to avoid the main risks. It is sponsored by LABC Warranty

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Torch skyscraper in Dubai

Image of the week: Torch building fire

27 Feb 15

Hundreds evacuated from Torch skyscraper in Dubai after fire broke out across higher storeys

SKETCH OF THE WEEK

Kingston Gala sketch

Sketch of the week: Kingston Gala

27 Feb 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Stephen Willmore, associate director at Assael Architecture.

ANALYSIS

50 sustainability stars 2015

50 sustainability stars 2015: Great expectations

27 February 2015

On the eve of this year’s Ecobuild event, Building asks the cream of construction’s young sustainability talent how they think this government has done on the environment - and what they’re hoping for from the next one

Power in the union

Power in the Union

27 Feb 15

It seems increasingly possible that the UK will vote to leave the EU in 2017. For many sustainability professionals, this would be a nightmare scenario

POLL

Natalie Bennett

Online poll: Green party housing policy

26 Feb 15

Does the Green party’s housing policy have any credibility after its leader Natalie Bennett’s ‘excruciating’ interview on LBC? Vote here

BUILDING AWARDS

Building Awards 2015 shortlist

Building Awards 2015: And the finalists are…

20 Feb 15

Congratulations to all of the Building Awards 2015 finalists. Join us in April to find out who the winners are

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Barbour ABI's February market review is out now

19 Feb 15

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

EDITOR'S VIEW

Joey Gardiner

Are greens good for you?

27 Feb 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Those promoting sustainability have to get better at putting the case that investing in green construction can boost growth

Hansom

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Hansom: It's a size thing

27 Feb 15

News from contracting’s big beasts, an estate agent’s imaginative reworking of geography, Washington is taken down a peg or two (as is a former RIBA president) - plus, it’s true, our readers really are getting younger


COMMUNITY OPINION

Joey Gardiner

Are greens good for you?

27 Feb 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Those promoting sustainability have to get better at putting the case that investing in green construction can boost growth

Francis Ho

Adjudication: Collateral damage

27 Feb 15 | By Francis Ho

Francis Ho considers a world where parties can adjudicate under collateral warranties and asks what can be done to put the genie back in the bottle

James Souter

A spotlight on rights to light

27 Feb 15 | By James Souter

If a building interferes with a neighbour’s right to light, the courts can get the developer to knock it down - but changes are afoot that may redress the balance in the developer’s favour

Julie Hirigoyen

The shape of things to come

26 Feb 15 | By Julie Hirigoyen

We can’t predict the future, but we can detect certain trends. Here are four that will fundamentally change the way we live

Richard McCarthy

Finding true North

26 Feb 15 | By Richard McCarthy

For the northern powerhouse to narrow the economic divide with the South, dynamic planning and investment on governance and transport will be needed from the get-go

Richard Steer 2014

Housing: A pre-election blame game

25 Feb 15 | By Richard Steer

As politicians struggle to explain how they will address the housing shortage they inevitably start to criticise housebuilders and their business models

Neil Dower

Procurement has to be reformed

25 Feb 15 | By Neil Dower

Failed frameworks are just one symptom of a system that’s not working - we need the next government to act urgently

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