Tuesday22 August 2017

Buckingham Palace

Consultants bag roles on £369m revamp of Buckingham Palace

22 Aug 17

Gleeds and WSP land work on prized scheme

Shard Place

Mace confirmed for second Shardette

22 Aug 17

Scheme is latest building at Renzo Piano’s Shard Quarter at London Bridge

Persimmon homes

Persimmon reports half year profit up 30%

22 Aug 17

The UK’s third largest housebuilder today reported pre-tax profit of £457.4m for the six months to 30 June 2017

ANALYSIS

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Market forecast: Consistently uncertain

8 Aug 17

Construction data – both hard and soft – remains consistently inconsistent. Overall construction activity is slowing, but this doesn’t tell the full story

BUILDING AWARDS

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Housing Project of the Year shortlist

2 Aug 17

A Victorian chapel, rooftop houses, and a playground in the sky are just some of the innovations that feature in this year’s Building Awards housing shortlist, showcasing the country’s best residential projects

ECONOMICS

Aecom indices for market forecast 28 August issue

Market forecast: Consistently uncertain

8 Aug 17

Construction data – both hard and soft – remains consistently inconsistent. Overall construction activity is slowing, but this doesn’t tell the full story

LEAGUE TABLES

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Top 150 contractors 2017

28 Jul 17

Interactive table of the top 150 contractors 2017, ranked by turnover

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

ADVERTORIAL

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Two way radio: A reliable companion changing with the times

7 August 17

Here are the key trends shaping the future of two way radio technology

Music Box

CPD 13 2017: Specifying access rooflights

11 Aug 17

Rooflights can help to transform a roof into usable, desirable space. This module, sponsored by Glazing Vision, outlines how to design an attractive, safe rooflight in accordance with Part K of the Building Regulations

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

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Image of the week: Facing their Waterloo

11 Aug 17

Workers at Waterloo station, London, on Monday

SKETCH OF THE WEEK

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Sketch of the week: London regeneration project

11 Aug 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by architect Patrick Spears of bptw partnership

ANALYSIS

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No place like home: Staycations, Part 3

15 Aug 17

Looking for a vacation without airport stress and high costs? Read the third part of a trip around the UK’s best holiday destinations

Building Awards 2017

LATEST PROJECTS

Black-stained House

Wild imaginings: Beach huts, Part 2

14 Aug 17

The humble British beach hut is being reconfigured for the 21st century, as Part 2 of our guide shows

POLL

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Online poll: Contractor margins

9 Aug 17

Can major contractors realistically hit margins of 5% in the near future?

EDITOR'S VIEW

Chloe McCulloch

Construction's fortunes: A sea change

11 Aug 17 | By Chloë McCulloch

Construction’s growth slowdown brings concerns about infrastructure project delays and low margins into sharp focus – and highlights the need for a change of mindset

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Hansom: Slightly unexpected

11 Aug 17

An accountant has an unusual selling point, the staff at the Cheesegrater are more healthy than the name of the building suggests and there’s a little bit of love for everyone at the new Postal Museum

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Barbour ABI's July market review is out now

21 Jul 17

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

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What to specify: Residential

4 Aug 17

Marley Eternit supplies tiles for a unique curved roof in Gloucestershire, Actis’ Hybrid range is certified for another year of local authority use, and Cupa Pizarras’ Thermoslate roof is used in the French Pyrenees

THE ARCHIVE

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This week in 2007

11 Aug 17

Premiership football teams seek new stadiums

CASE STUDY

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

VIDEO

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?


COMMUNITY OPINION

Jo Shepherd

Why networking in our industry is wonderfully different

21 Aug 17 | By Jo Shepherd

Face-to-face networking in construction is important and enjoyable

Stephanie Canham

Contracts: Getting the foundations right

17 Aug 17

A fitness for purpose obligation has been ratified by the highest court in the land – that has got people talking

Steve Cooper

Cyber security: When will we stop dragging our feet?

16 Aug 17 | By Steve Cooper

UK construction should continue to set the bar for BIM practices, but it must ensure customers’ information is in safe hands

Nigel Wilson

Housing association frameworks: One size doesn’t fit all

15 Aug 17 | By Nigel Wilson

For big housing associations, one framework, open to all contractors and consultants, is not specific enough to meet demand

Mark-Farmer

Why we must transform

14 Aug 17 | By Mark Farmer

Construction must change its ways. The government may at last be listening to our concerns, but if the sector does not innovate and attract a new breed of young workers, then it is in serious trouble

Chloe McCulloch

Construction's fortunes: A sea change

11 Aug 17 | By Chloë McCulloch

Construction’s growth slowdown brings concerns about infrastructure project delays and low margins into sharp focus – and highlights the need for a change of mindset

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Relief from sanctions

10 Aug 17 | By Ted Lowery

Should a claimant be entitled to default judgment on a claim that was dependent upon the outcome of separate proceedings?

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