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Monday20 April 2015

FEATURES

David Cameron

Image of the week: Playing to a home crowd

17 Apr 15

Prime minister David Cameron visits London building site earlier this week after Conservatives propose extending the right to buy

Power up for Level 3

BIM: Power up for Level 3

16 Apr 15 | By Building news desk

The strategy document for BIM Level 3 - Digital Built Britain - is big on aspiration but comes up a little short on the details

Brookfield

Brookfield Multiplex: A decade later

10 Apr 15 | By Joey Gardiner

As main contractor on the delayed Wembley stadium and chief player in the legal battle afterwards, Multiplex became a byword for tough contracting. But 10 years on the firm is set to become a £1bn turnover contractor

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NEWS ANALYSIS

Attitudes to BIM

BIM survey results: Levelling off?

17 April 2015

The government is backing it. Firms are paying top dollar for people that can do it. So why does the number of firms using building information modelling actually seem to be falling?

Stratford Academy, under construction

Do priority schools add up?

1 Apr 15

The picture emerging from some of the few completed priority schools is one of cut-price, smaller buildings with potentially higher long-term maintenance costs

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COMMENT

Houses of Parliament

Election poll: Who's best for construction?

17 Apr 15

Which of the UK political parties has the best policies for construction? Vote here

Right to buy

Online poll: Right to buy

16 Apr 15

Is an extension of the right to buy a sensible reaction to the UK’s housing crisis? Vote here

Steve Douglas

Right to buy is not the issue

15 Apr 15

The Conservatives’ pledge could create a legal minefield and distracts from challenge of building more homes

Andrew Stunell

Part B: We have to get this right

16 Apr 15

Part B needs improvement to make sure modern homes are safe. A fire in my constituency, one of a series across the country, has demonstrated that more work is needed

David Frise

How to fit BIM and fit out together

16 Apr 15

At next month’s May Design Series we’ll be launching a BIM tool for the fit out sector

Peter_Trebilcock

BIM: Look who’s talking

14 Apr 15

With government support, we could soon be living in smart cities where buildings, urban infrastructure and even vehicles communicate intelligently

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WONDERS & BLUNDERS

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

12 Sep 14

London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents

Florey building, Oxford

Wonders and blunders with Nicola Rutt

13 Jun 14

Nicola Rutt finds Oxford University’s Florey Building ‘brave and beautiful’, but thinks more recent student accommodation, Unite’s post-Olympic Stratford development, is ‘overbearing’ and ‘confused’

Pimlico wonder

Wonders and blunders with Andrew Henriques

3 Jun 14

Andrew Henriques believes that his old school in Pimlico, designed by John Bancroft in the sixties, was a shining example of brutalist architecture. While its replacement is a lesson in ticking boxes

Houses of Parliament

Election poll: Who's best for construction?

17 Apr 15

Which of the UK political parties has the best policies for construction? Vote here

Right to buy

Online poll: Right to buy

16 Apr 15

Is an extension of the right to buy a sensible reaction to the UK’s housing crisis? Vote here

INTERVIEWS

Mark Naysmith

Interview: Mark Naysmith

9 Apr 15

Since becoming UK chief of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff following last year’s merger, Mark Naysmith has been busy integrating the two firms into one combined company

Haydn Mursell

Interview: Haydn Mursell

27 Mar 15

Haydn Mursell, Kier’s third chief executive in five years, is keen to maintain the firm’s traditional financial disciplines, while using his background in corporate mergers and acquisitions to push for future growth. Will he manage it?

Nick Taylor

Interview: Nick Taylor

19 Mar 15

Nick Taylor closed the Russian office of his company, Waterman Group, one month before Putin annexed the Crimea. He explains why pulling back from developing markets and focusing on the UK is right for the engineer

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FROM THE EDITOR

Sarah Richardson

The BIM race

17 Apr 15

Research shows that the overall number of firms saying they use BIM has dropped in the last year - should we be worried?

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