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Housing

Rebecca Larkin

Construction's long-term outlook

23 Mar 17 | By Michael Dall

Lower real incomes are a key risk for the years ahead and have clear implications for construction

Mike-Williams

Price rises from suppliers should be challenged

15 Mar 17 | By Mike Williams

Material costs are on the up but housing associations can secure better deals from the supply chain if they know how

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Architects & design

Dominic Thasarathar

Six trends that will define design for contractors

21 Mar 17 | By Dominic Thasarathar

Advances in technology will lift many of the constraints currently faced by contractors and it will pay to keep up to speed with the changes

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17 | By Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

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Legal

Robert-Akenhead

Debts in paradise

23 Mar 17 | By Robert Akenhead

A Caribbean case - marked by carelessness and potential illegality - highlights how horribly wrong a construction project can go. It also shows the specialist expertise of the TCC

Akin Akinbode

By implication

23 Mar 17 | By Akin Akinbode

If contracting parties fail to agree a key term, making the contract unenforceable, can the courts imply a term to make their incomplete bargain into a binding contract?

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Infrastructure

Neil Harvey

The Midlands engine - full steam ahead

15 Mar 17 | By Neil Harvey

To make this strategy work we need strong regional leadership and a focus on productivity and skills

Mark-Farmer

Industrial revolution

2 Feb 17 | By Mark Farmer

The government’s industrial strategy offers a welcome prompt to improve productivity and foster innovation, says Mark Farmer, but real change will need to be driven by client demand

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Contractors

Mark-Farmer

Training to a T

22 Mar 17 | By Mark Farmer

More of the same training means more bad press, poor productivity and an industry struggling to find people willing to fill its job vacancies. The newly-announced T-level may give us the chance to change all that

Dominic Thasarathar

Six trends that will define design for contractors

21 Mar 17 | By Dominic Thasarathar

Advances in technology will lift many of the constraints currently faced by contractors and it will pay to keep up to speed with the changes

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BIM

Dominic Thasarathar

Six trends that will define design for contractors

21 Mar 17 | By Dominic Thasarathar

Advances in technology will lift many of the constraints currently faced by contractors and it will pay to keep up to speed with the changes

Steve Faulkner

The benefits of Integrated Project Insurance

31 Jan 17 | By Steve Faulkner

Early contractor involvement and a ‘no blame/no claim’ ethos are just some ways this procurement method could improve the industry

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Education & healthcare

Michael Thirkettle

Getting skills down to a T

14 Mar 17 | By Michael Thirkettle

The introduction of T-levels is being sold as a lifeline for industries like construction, but Brexit threatens to derail any benefits

Mark Halstead

Hitting NHS deadlines

27 Feb 17 | By Mark Halstead

Getting stakeholder engagement right at the start is key to successful management of healthcare projects

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QS

Mike-Williams

Price rises from suppliers should be challenged

15 Mar 17 | By Mike Williams

Material costs are on the up but housing associations can secure better deals from the supply chain if they know how

Rennie Dalrymple

Why Mipim matters

13 Mar 17 | By Rennie Dalrymple

This year’s Mipim is set to be just as jam-packed as 2016, with about 23,000 participants from 90 countries

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Analysis

Construction site

Budget 2017: Wake-up call

15 Mar 17 | By David Blackman

The chancellor has now ditched his planned increase to the self-employeds’ NI contributions, but what would the impact have been on 40% of construction’s workforce?

Philip Hammond

Budget preview: Inside the box

2 Mar 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Philip Hammond is not known for showmanship or drama - perhaps that’s for the best, given the wider political and economic upheaval. But the last-ever spring Budget is even more of a mystery than usual


Hansom HT

Hansom: Toy town

17 Mar 17

It’s all work and all play this week, as Tony Pidgley longs for electric cars, Sadiq Khan apparently has a magic set and Mace is enjoying playing with bricks - but it’s all ruined when a PR firm throws a strop

sustainability: design

Ben Kite

Sustainable building on the green belt

20 Mar 17 | By Ben Kite

A small mention in the housing white paper offered a tantalising opportunity to rejuvenate the natural environment in the green belt

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sustainability: international

Nick Cullen

German plans for electric cars could actually increase CO2 emissions

13 Mar 17 | By Nick Cullen

The desire to make all cars “zero emission’ by 2030 ignores how reliant the country will be on coal-fired power stations

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sustainability: green energy

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17 | By Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

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