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Nuclear new build in 'meltdown', say experts

24 Mar 17 8:00 am | By Joey Gardiner, Iain Withers

Doubts grow over delays, funding shortfalls and ability of nuclear industry to complete planned projects

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Ramboll and Arup nab £6bn Germany-to-Denmark tunnel

24 Mar 17 8:00 am | By Louise Dransfield

Femern tunnel will be the longest immersed undersea tunnel in the world

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RICS to publish global construction standard

24 Mar 17 8:00 am | By Louise Dransfield

Standard already being rolled out by some firms, including Arup

Middle East

Nakheel rebounds with £1bn profit

24 Mar 17 8:00 am | By Louise Dransfield

Middle East developer on a roll after being hit hard in the global financial crisis

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Gleeds and O'Rourke ink £350m Welsh hospital deal

23 Mar 17 4:11 pm | By Louise Dransfield

Work is expected to start on the 55,000 m2 project this August

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VolkerWessels sails to top of contractor chart with port job

23 Mar 17 12:49 pm | By Hamish Champ

Dover Harbour Board contract worth £400m sees firm with nearly double contract haul of nearest rival Skanska

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Is nuclear in meltdown?

24 Mar 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Work on Hinkley C’s construction may be about to start but hopes for a whole new fleet of power stations are at risk after a ‘crisis’ in market confidence triggered by EDF’s Hinkley delivery problems

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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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Infrastructure: Digital Railway

21 Mar 17 | By Ciara Walker, Marc Starmans

A look at the challenges the Digital Railway programme faces, and how they can be overcome by good management, supply chain collaboration and a strong investment case

BIM

BIM: It’s good to talk

16 Mar 17 | By Ike Ijeh

The lack of a consistent approach to BIM software product data means that exchanges can be inaccurate and cause problems

Planning Houses

What next for Bovis?

13 Mar 17 | By Hamish Champ

Galliford Try’s all-share tilt at Bovis is more likely to succeed than Redrow’s part-cash/part-share offer

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Consultants salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

10 Mar 17 | By David Blackman

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires

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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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Rebecca Larkin

Construction's long-term outlook

23 Mar 17

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

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: Variations from sector to sector

23 Mar 17

February’s index is up, following on from a rise in January, but sector performance varies

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Online poll: Nuclear power

22 Mar 17

Should the government invest in the construction of the next generation of nuclear power plants? Vote here

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Debts in paradise

23 Mar 17

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

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By implication

23 Mar 17

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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Hinkley

Online poll: Nuclear power

22 Mar 17

Should the government invest in the construction of the next generation of nuclear power plants? Vote here

Mark-Farmer

Training to a T

22 Mar 17

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

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

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