Monday26 June 2017

Grenfell Tower the day after fire

Cladding manufacturer stops high-rise sales of Reynobond PE

26 Jun 17

Arconic discontinues global sales of Reynobond PE for high rise buildings in wake of Grenfell tower fire


South African giant shells out for stake in Byrne

26 Jun 17

Firm first made approach for concrete frame contractor at start of the year

Uwe Krueger

Atkins shareholders approve merger with Canadian giant

26 Jun 17

More than 83% of Atkins shareholders voted in favour of the buyout by SNC-Lavalin


Hero Bennett, client sustainability advisor, Max Fordham

How six women saved the 'heart' of a £120m project

23 Jun 17

On International Women in Engineering Day, a female project team from LSE’s Centre Buildings Redevelopment tell their story



Sustainability: Sustainable retail

20 Jun 17

Sustainable retail buildings present a major opportunity to provide improved quality and a better experience for employees, shoppers and communities


New life in old buildings

New life in old buildings

26 June 17

Szerelmey Restoration has a wealth of experience in restoring, refurbishing, cleaning and remodelling heritage buildings of many diverse types. Here, a number of recent projects are highlighted


Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Tower: Construction facts

16 Jun 17

Building’s technical editor considers what is known about the building and the recent upgrade


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Election 2017: What’s what?

14 Jun 17

After last week’s shock election result, what does this hung parliament mean for some of the biggest issues facing construction?


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Hays international salary survey 2017

1 Jun 17

This year’s Hays International Salary Survey shows that potential pickings for candidates are a lot richer overseas. The ‘Trump bump’ and Australia’s infrastructure boom are fuelling the already-strong international demand for UK construction professionals

Ceiling ductwork ventilation

CPD 9 2017: Underfloor air conditioning

26 May 17

It is claimed that underfloor air conditioning can offer improved working conditions. This CPD module, sponsored by AET Flexible Space, considers the different types of system

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Floral tributes and missing person posters  left on a street corner in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea after the Grenfell Tower fire

Image of the week: Hope and mourning

23 Jun 17

Floral tributes and missing person posters are left after the Grenfell Tower fire


Sketch of outdoor ticket office, Leicester Square

Sketch of the week: Leicester Square ticket office

23 Jun 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Tim Murray, director of Moxon Architects


Eugenie Bliah

How Brexit got personal

23 Jun 17

The focus of Brexit so far has been the possible impact on construction’s growing skills shortage. But how is the UK’s vote to leave affecting the EU nationals themselves and what can employers do to ensure that they stay?

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Brexit and construction law: Changing times

23 Jun 17

One year on from the EU referendum, nobody knows how a post-Brexit world will look


‘Projects won’t be delivered’

22 Jun 17

With the industry dependent on EU workers, major restrictions on immigration as part of a ‘hard Brexit’ could be disastrous


Under a cloud

21 Jun 17

Commercial development in the City has had the shadow of Brexit looming over it for a year now

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Brexit: And so it begins

23 Jun 17 | By Sarah Richardson

A year after the UK decided to leave the EU, the Brexit negotiations have finally started


A clearly signposted open door at the bottom of a flight of stairs with a fire extinguisher next to it

Online poll: Fire safety regs

21 Jun 17

Does Part B of the Building Regulations need to be re-examined following the Grenfell Tower fire? Vote here

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Barbour ABI's June market review is out now

21 Jun 17

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


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Hansom: ‘tis the season to be arty

23 Jun 17

We marvel at the UK’s ‘tallest mural’, swoop in on an office drone race, and enjoy some exposure on Wickes and sun-screening charity campaigns. Plus Shawcross’ latest work hits St Pancras


Building archive screen grab of 1962 article: Fire Protection: Bureaucracy or Commonsense?

This week in 1962

23 Jun 17

Some 55 years ago, Building’s leader was on a subject that has had tragic cause to be on the receiving end of much scrutiny this week – fire regulations

St Andrew's Square

What to specify: Commercial/offices

22 Jun 17

A range of solutions for the fit-out of offices and commercial premises have been released by companies including Armstrong Ceilings, Mitsubishi Electric and Vent-Axia


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?


Nick Cullen

The wrong targets

26 Jun 17 | By Nick Cullen

The UK is about to miss a key renewables target but there have been substantial improvements in carbon reduction


Brexit: And so it begins

23 Jun 17 | By Sarah Richardson

A year after the UK decided to leave the EU, the Brexit negotiations have finally started

Andrew Stunell

Listening mode

23 Jun 17 | By Andrew Stunell

For construction to have a chance of getting the best out of Brexit, it needs to convince the government to listen to it


International Women in Engineering Day: Why engineering

23 Jun 17 | By Zahra Ghaffari

The construction sector can combat pre-conceived ideas of a male-dominated industry to increase the breadth of opportunities there are for women in engineering

Michael Dall

An Easter blip?

23 Jun 17 | By Michael Dall

The latest ONS figures suggest construction activity is slowing, or are they just a blip?


Grenfell Tower: A fatal failure

22 Jun 17 | By Sarah Richardson

The onus is on all of us to ensure a tragedy like the deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower never happens again

Barny Evans

Overheating, the beginning of the end?

22 Jun 17 | By Barny Evans

The days of homes overheating could be drawing to an end as low carbon design starts to become obsolete

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