Thursday28 August 2014


Roger Fitzgerald sketch

Sketch of the week: South Bank

22 Aug 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Roger Fitzgerald for charity Article 25’s annual 10x10 event

Portland Place

Sketch of the week: Portland Place

8 Aug 14

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

WWI index

This week in 1914

8 Aug 14

This week, Britain commemorated the centenary of its entry into the First World War. See our article from 1914

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Procurement on trial

Procurement on trial

22 Aug 14

Construction firms are increasingly emboldened to take the government to court over its procurement decisions, but who’s to blame?

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Earls Court

Earls Court: That's show business

7 Aug 14

Plans to redevelop 77 acres of prime real estate in Earls Court - entailing the demolition of London’s landmark exhibition centre - have become mired in political wrangling. But is there really any doubt as to how it will end?

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Simon Rawlinson

Growing pains

28 Aug 14

While the Monetary Policy Committee ponders a rise in interest rates, they’d be wise to take a closer look at what’s happening in construction - where lessons can be learned that have a bearing on the wider economy

Nigel Banks

Why I'm still optimistic about retrofit

26 Aug 14

Lasting change is required to fulfil domestic retrofit’s huge potential

Julie Hirigoyen

Five - the magic number

25 Aug 14

The ultimate goal for achieving minimum energy performance standards is a ‘factor five’ improvement, while maintaining current growth projections

Iain Parker

Dating, to engagement, to marriage

27 Aug 14

With demand for construction services now outstripping supply, firms are becoming more choosey when picking partners

Frank McLeod

Egan and BIM: Steady as she goes

26 Aug 14

In the last of this series, putting an Egan principle into practice with BIM

Allister Hayman

Beware the wrong acquisition

22 Aug 14

What can we learn from the month-long Balfour Beatty-Carillion kerfuffle?

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Mark Davey

Interview: Mark Davey

28 Aug 14

Defying five years of recession, Winchester-based cladding company Lakesmere has experienced rapid growth in a sector that has seen many UK firms fade away. Managing director Mark Davey reveals how the company beat the downturn

Gary Sullivan 3

Interview: Gary Sullivan

21 Aug 14

Gary Sullivan, co-founder and chairman of Wilson James, explains what the army can teach construction

Peter Amato

Interview: Peter Amato

17 Jul 14

As the man in charge of overseeing Chinese developer Dalian Wanda’s £3bn UK development plans, Peter Amato is already becoming the man contractors and consultants most want to know. But you’ll have to learn to keep up …

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Joey Gardiner

Challenging times

22 Aug 14

In regards to procurement, the public sector is already held to a far higher standard than private clients

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