Thursday05 May 2016


Unite wins delay to blacklisting High Court case

4 May 16

The union made the submission after the three other blacklisting victims groups settled with the contractors


McLaren hit by losses on problem jobs

4 May 16

McLaren Construction posts £15.4m pre-tax loss but overall group reportedly makes profit

Fathom Architects Launch Team

Make partner quits to set up new practice

4 May 16

Fathom will target educational and residential projects in heritage locations

The Greenhauses in Shepherds Bush is the largest Passivhaus development in London. The Cartwright Pickard-designed scheme uses the Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel to minimise U-values

CPD 11 2016: Structural insulated panels in cladding systems

4 May 16

When used in external cladding systems, SIPs can help to reduce thermal transmittance and air-leakage rates. This CPD, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, highlights the key design considerations


What to specify: Walls, ceilings and partitions

3 May 16

This week’s products cover all wall, ceiling and partition projects, from a ceiling suspension system used in a large hospital building, to glazed partitions for Bath University


Lead times: Jan - Mar 2016

25 Apr 16

After a period of increase due to heavier workloads, lead times seem to be levelling off. But fit-out and finishing trades are still in hot demand



Gender pay gap: Levelling the field

19 Apr 16

New legislation will mean firms have to publish how much both male and female employees are paid. Will this be the end of the gender pay gap?


Aquatics Centre

A sensational career

Building’s architectural correspondent Ike Ijeh pays tribute to Zaha Hadid



Gathering evidence

22 Apr 16

Building’s recent debate on evidence-based design identified post-occupancy evaluation as a crucial part of the process. Building looks at the issue in more detail


Image of the week

Image of the week: 'Her legacy lives on ...'

29 Apr 16

A poster showing the late Zaha Hadid fixed onto the under-construction Opus building in Dubai


Sketch High Court India

Sketch of the week: Law court in India

29 Apr 16

This week’s sketch is by Shashank Jain, senior environmental consultant at ChapmanBDSP


At 284m the Westonbirt Treetop Walkway is the longest in the UK

Treetop walkway: A walk on the wild side

4 May 16

Glenn Howells’ treetop walkway snakes its way through the forest at Westonbirt Arboretum in the Cotswolds, using form, structure and materials to lift visitors to a heightened communion with nature



Lands of hope and glory

3 May 16

More and more independent UK consultants are carving out thriving businesses for themselves in foreign lands. So what are the benefits and pitfalls of working abroad - and what’s the secret to competing with larger corporate rivals?


Sarah Richardson

In uncertain times

29 Apr 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The construction sector has become well used to ups and downs in economic assessments of its performance


London mayor leaflets 2016

Online poll: London homes

4 May 16

Are you confident the next mayor of London will deliver the 50,000 homes a year London needs? Vote here


Hansom HT

Hansom: One for the birds

29 Apr 16

A theme park in Abu Dhabi dedicated to caped crusaders leaves Paramount London blushing, Cemex keeps a watchful eye on the local wildlife, while we say goodbye to a protector of Britain’s historic buildings



This week in 2001

29 Apr 16

Foot and mouth wreaked havoc in the Cumbrian countryside

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Barbour ABI's April market review is out now

21 Apr 16

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


Andy Steele

Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

29 Mar 16

It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?


Tony Bingham

Adjudication: The list’s the thing…

4 May 16 | By Tony Bingham

As we celebrated 400 years since the Bard’s death last month, a High Court case reminds us how important it is to ask the right questions

Richard Kauntze

Time for a change

3 May 16 | By Richard Kauntze

With new technologies, new approaches to maximising office efficiency and increasing political uncertainty, Richard Kauntze of the BCO says 2016 could be the year everything changes in commercial property

Sarah Richardson

In uncertain times

29 Apr 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The construction sector has become well used to ups and downs in economic assessments of its performance

Dan Jestico

Less regulation shouldn’t mean less green thinking

29 Apr 16 | By Dan Jestico

This week marks the fifth Green Sky Thinking week – time to look at sustainable design challenges

Alexandra Clough

Behind schedule

28 Apr 16 | By Alexandra Clough

A recent judgment in the TCC looks at what can go wrong when parties add scheduled payments into a construction contract

Sadie Morgan

Total infrastructure

27 Apr 16 | By Sadie Morgan

Specialist skills are valuable assets for any profession but they work most creatively when they’re flexible and adaptable

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Andy Wates

The social network

26 Apr 16 | By Andy Wates

The launch of the Buy Social Corporate Challenge - which will see a group of companies spend £1bn with social enterprises by 2020 - is a catalyst for change. But the concept needs more than money to thrive

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