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Phase one of HS2 granted Royal Assent

23 Feb 17 12:38 pm | By Louise Dransfield

The first phase between London and Birmingham will be up and running by 2026

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Kier chalks up £23m Sheffield school

23 Feb 17 7:00 am | By Louise Dransfield

The new school will accommodate 1,200 pupils once completed

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Government plans to use PF2 for raft of construction jobs

23 Feb 17 7:00 am | By Joey Gardiner

Pipeline will include programmes of prisons, schools, hospitals, infrastructure and MoD work

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£225m modular education framework launches

22 Feb 17 2:02 pm | By Louise Dransfield

The framework is from procurement organisation Fusion21

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NAO says cost of bringing schools up to standard would hit £6.7bn

22 Feb 17 7:00 am | By Louise Dransfield

Report estimates a further £7.1bn is needed for ‘minor’ repairs

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Crossrail sparks at Whitechapel station get pay rise

20 Feb 17 8:00 am | By Joey Gardiner

Union says pay hike could be replicated across the £14.8bn project

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ANALYSIS

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Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16 | By David Blackman

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?

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So near and yet so far…

28 Oct 16 | By Yoosof Farah, Dave Rogers

Setting up the National Infrastructure Commission was seen as a sign of the government’s commitment to getting rail, power and other major schemes built

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What workers want: Evidence-based design

16 Dec 16

In the midst of a skills crisis and a pressured market, employers are looking ever more carefully at what makes their staff satisfied and productive. Enter the emergent field of wellness and evidence-based design. Following a recent Building webinar in association with Evidence Space, three industry professionals from varying backgrounds give their perspective on the issue. Will Mann reports

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Neil Martin: Steady as he goes

8 Dec 16

Since Neil Martin took over at the helm of Lendlease’s European construction operations he has returned the firm to profit and steadied the ship. So the question everyone wants to know is how he did it

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Contractors' salary survey 2016: All to play for

18 Nov 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Brexit uncertainty has put a brake on wage inflation among contractors, but the latest salary survey from Hays shows opportunities are still out there

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BIM survey: Multi-dimensional issues

11 Nov 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Building’s annual BIM survey shows a lack of qualified staff, perceived higher costs and handicaps for SMEs, makes a fully digital built environment a far cry

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Taking off into BiMSpace

10 Nov 16 | By Andy Pearson

Balfour Beatty has been co-ordinating the National Automotive Innovation Centre project from its digital modelling powerhouse hut, developed by Cullinan Studio. We took a look into BiMspace, winner of BIM Initiative of the Year

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UK airports timeline: Half a century of political indecision

25 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Today’s government decision to back a third runway at Heathrow comes after nearly 50 years of debate about where to expand airport capacity in the South-east

COMMUNITY OPINION

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Online poll: Air pollution

23 Feb 17

Is Sadiq Khan right to clamp down on firms using polluting machinery on site? Vote here

Paul Haxell

Employers must reduce workers' exposure to diesel fumes

23 Feb 17

Diesel fumes are a hazardous substance that can increase the risk of lung cancer, which like all work-related cancers is preventable

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Getting their own house in order

21 Feb 17

The government has been willing to listen to advice from the construction industry when considering the renovation of its home in Westminster. Would it not be wise to listen to our views on the housing shortage and Brexit as well?

Ian Yule

It was never a problem before

22 Feb 17

The rule of ‘estoppel by convention’ is increasingly significant in disputes about payment or payless notices. So, what is it and what do the courts say about it?

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Getting their own house in order

21 Feb 17

The government has been willing to listen to advice from the construction industry when considering the renovation of its home in Westminster. Would it not be wise to listen to our views on the housing shortage and Brexit as well?

Phil-Bernstein

Big data and virtual reality in architecture

20 Feb 17

By combining big data and VR, architects can significantly improve design

Andrew Jones

Local authorities now have a central role in housing delivery

20 Feb 17

Giving councils more CPO powers will help, but the housing white paper did not outline the resources they will need to deliver more homes

Adam Crossley

Ecobuild blog: Don’t lose focus on the environment

17 Feb 17

What businesses think sustainability is has widened into a whole range of interconnected social and environmental issues, but it is important not to lose sight of our carbon emissions reduction target

Jeffery Brown

Had enough of experts?

17 Feb 17

Expert reports are not ‘expected or required’ in the new edition of the pre-action protocol for construction disputes. But construction claims have less chance of settling without them