Thursday24 April 2014

Cost model

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

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

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

White Collar Factory, Old Street

Cost model: TMT offices

The emergence of the technology, media and telecoms market sector looks set to define a new office product. Here are some of the key drivers behind this change and how they might affect the cost of office delivery

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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

Rail: Doncaster Gateway - Balfour beatty

Civils firms warn recovery remains 'fragile'

6 Feb 14

Latest Civil Engineering Contractors Association survey warns growth in the infrastructure sector has begun to slow

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Whole-life carbon

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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


Whole-life carbon: Airports

15 Nov 13

Lifecycle analysis suggests that, when it comes to transport hubs, the most energy-efficient option is not always the most obvious

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Sustainability costs

Figure 2: Indicative cost above Part L1A 2010 for achieving the Zero Carbon Standard for a semi detached / end terrace house via different scenarios

Sustainability: Zero carbon costs

7 Feb 14

The cost to housebuilders of meeting the Zero Carbon Standard for new homes continues to fall. Here, Adam Mactavish of Sweett Group and Nicola O’Connor of Zero Carbon Hub present the key findings of the Zero Carbon Hub’s recent cost analysis of the proposed standard

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Cost update

cost update Q4 2014

Cost update Q4 2013

Construction output has a way to go to get back to pre-recession levels; materials prices aren’t going anywhere fast and steel is in free fall.

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