Thursday31 July 2014

Cost model

The Olympic Stadium, Stratford, London

Cost model: Stadium construction

In a changing landscape for major sporting infrastructure schemes, what does it take to develop and operate stadiums and arenas? Hein le Roux and Eugene Corrigan of Aecom report

New London Architecture’s view of the City of London in 2025

Cost model: Tall buildings

With nearly 250 towers set to be built in London alone - the vast majority of them residential - Brian Smith, Mital Dholakia and Richard Heseltine of Aecom highlight the main design and cost considerations in reaching for the skies

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data centre landscape

Cost model: Data centres

The data centre sector remains highly active and market growth has continued throughout the global recession. We examine the latest trends in low-energy data centre design, procurement and construction

A private hospital department reconfigured to house a new digital theatre

Cost model: Private healthcare

The reforms to the NHS are likely to lead to more work for private providers - and their construction teams. Mark Robinson of Aecom highlights the main design considerations for private hospitals and breaks down the costs


Cost model: Convenience food stores

As increasing numbers of consumers adopt the little-and-often approach to food shopping, Dan Hunt and Geoff Coleman of Aecom explore the keys to success and typical costs of this competitive sector

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International costs


International costs 2013

22 Aug 13

China, Japan and Australia are the big movers in EC Harris’ annual survey of global construction costs produced with Langdon and Seah. Simon Rawlinson and Magda Skalska-Burgess analyse the trends

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Infrastructure costs

China Central Television HQ

Asia's infrastructure spending to far outstrip Europe

24 Jun 14

PWC report says Asia-Pacific countries will be spending six times as much on infrastructure as their western European counterparts by 2025

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Whole-life carbon

Whole-life carbon: Hotels

Whole-life carbon: Hotels

18 Jun 14

Martina Arata of Sturgis Carbon Profiling explores ways in which the hospitality industry can meet guest expectations while delivering low-carbon hotels

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Whole-life carbon: Overheating

28 Mar 14

As the latest update to Part L is implemented, Juan J Lafuente of Sturgis Carbon Profiling reports on the findings of a two-year research programme into building performance - which suggest that improvements to airtightness standards could actually lead to higher carbon emissions in the UK

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Sustainability costs


Sustainability: Minimum energy performance standards for commercial buildings

26 Jun 14

From April 2018, all rented properties must meet a prescribed minimum energy performance standard. Adam Mactavish of Sweett Group, Charles Woollam of SIAM and Sarah Sayce, emeritus professor of Kingston University, discuss the implications

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Cost update

Aecom indices

Cost update Q1 2014

New housing construction is primary reason for total construction increase since Q3 2013. Total employment figures increase year-on-year

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