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Lakehouse suffers £33.3m loss in debut results on stock market

24 Jan 17 9:25 am | By Iain Withers

But executive chairman Bob Holt says firm has ‘reset the dial’

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Brexit fallout could delay Hinkley, warns EDF

24 Jan 17 8:57 am | By Iain Withers

French energy giant fears EU exit could lead to labour shortages and cost overruns

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North London council unveils £3.5bn regeneration plans

23 Jan 17 3:00 pm | By Jim Dunton

Haringey pushes Crossrail 2-driven comprehensive redevelopment proposals

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Contractors scoop £750m NHS modular framework

23 Jan 17 2:54 pm | By Yoosof Farah

The four-year framework was awarded entirely to specialist contractors

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Gleeds launches in Canada

23 Jan 17 2:48 pm | By Iain Withers

Outpost will target energy, infrastructure, commercial and industrial sectors

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Details emerge on Qatar World Cup death

23 Jan 17 11:32 am | By Yoosof Farah

A British subcontractor died while working on the Khalifa International Stadium

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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

Tom Dickson

Collaboration is key to Starter Homes

24 Jan 17

Local authority partnerships now have ambitious targets for delivering homes for first time buyers, and much depends on knowledge sharing with stakeholders

Conor Leyden

How to build homes safely in flood prone areas

20 Jan 17

New homes can be built safely in flood prone areas but we need to have a grown-up conversation about development

Nick Cullen

Will Trump ever be a cheerleader for sustainable development?

20 Jan 17

The new US president isn’t known for his commitment to tackling climate change, yet if he can see the economic benefit for his country he might become a convert

Nick Cullen

Will Trump ever be a cheerleader for sustainable development?

20 Jan 17

The new US president isn’t known for his commitment to tackling climate change, yet if he can see the economic benefit for his country he might become a convert

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Hansom: Money, money, money

20 Jan 17

This week, the Garden Bridge Trust is keen to close its funding gap and a place close to my heart is getting a big cash boost. However, one lucky householder doesn’t have to worry about how much things cost …

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Non-delegable duty

20 Jan 17

Did a contractor owe a non-delegable duty in respect of the actions of its independent subcontractor?

Stephanie Canham

Out off site, out of mind?

20 Jan 17

Modular construction is gaining support from major clients but the point at which legal ownership of off-site goods and materials passes to the purchaser is a crucial question

Michael Dall

Commercial sector slowdown

20 Jan 17

Investor sentiment in the commercial sector is falling, as office capital values drop

Andrew Stunell

Construction must not be left out

19 Jan 17

Theresa May’s speech on Brexit has done little to reassure construction that the government understands the industry’s concerns, says Andrew Stunell