FMB construction worker on site

Construction employers most likely to hike pay to retain workers

27 Jan 15 | By Jim Dunton

Construction sector fends off finance at the top of the ‘counter offer’ league table

Salford housing Leach Rhodes Walker Architects

Salford PRS housing gets OK

22 Jan 15 | By Dave Rogers

Leach Rhodes Walker Architects-designed 600 home scheme to start this summer

V&A Dundee

Dundee lays bare reasons for rocketing V&A museum costs

22 Jan 15 | By Jim Dunton, Dave Rogers

Design complexity and inflation among issues blamed for price tag almost doubling from £45m to £80.1m

Gatwick Farrells

Local authority withdraws support for Farrell's Gatwick plan

21 Jan 15 | By Dave Rogers

Local authority reverses earlier decision to support expansion

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Former Sir Robert McAlpine boss joins Keltbray

28 Jan 15

Vince Corrigan was director of McAlpine’s London and South-east business

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Salary surveys

Contractors' salary survey 2014

Contractors' salary survey 2014: The only way is up

2 Oct 14

Construction’s recovery was always going to bring higher wages and the upward pressure on salaries is almost countrywide

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Chris Green

Where does blame lie?

30 Jan 15 | By Chris Green

An independent health and safety consultant has recently been imprisoned after a tragic accident on a construction site. Even those who are not directly employers can still be held liable

James Bessey

BIM: If you want my advice…

28 Jan 15 | By James Bessey

BIM is increasingly being adopted by the industry, but who bears responsibility for recommending whether or not to use it in the first place?

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Laurence Cobb

Weather: A British obsession with financial consequences

26 Jan 15 | By Laurence Cobb

Until technology allows accurate long term weather forecasts, what can be done to manage the risk? 

Peter Wright

Top trumps

23 Jan 15 | By Peter Wright

Recent amendments to two powerful pieces of legislation around recovery of costs in construction contract adjudication mean they contradict each other. So, which takes precedent?

Sheena Sood

CDM regulations: New rules to live by

20 Jan 15 | By Sheena Sood

Major revisions to the CDM regulations are expected to come into force in April. So are you ready?

Steven Carey

Adjudication: How far can your tactics go?

19 Jan 15 | By Steven Carey

Adjudication may be a bit rough and tumble but the process must maintain respect

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BS 5534 has been updated to reflect the increase in extreme weather and to align UK practice more closely with European standards

CPD 2 2015: Revisions to BS 5534

26 Jan 15

The latest in our CPD series explains why BS 5534 has been revised and outlines the key changes that designers and contractors need to understand. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit

U-bars are particularly effective when arranged throughout the wall steel on 1200mm vertical and horizontal centres

CPD 1 2015: Best practice for building waterproof concrete basements

20 Jan 15

To ensure new basements are waterproof, it is essential that a suitable methodology is followed on site. This module, sponsored by Waterproof Concrete with Site Supervision, explains how designers can specify good workmanship

Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium

CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

24 Oct 14

The latest in our CPD series considers the importance of unitised curtain walling, design considerations as well as legislation and testing issues. This module is sponsored by Reynaers Aluminium

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BIM: World’s your oyster

29 Jan 15

The use of BIM is becoming more widespread throughout the globe. So what opportunities does this offer those with BIM skills who want a job abroad?

Richard Threlfall

Careers advice

2 Dec 14

The real weakness of the industry today lies in skills, training and diversity


The cost of training an industry

28 Nov 14

Criticised for its complexity, the CITB is reforming its method for levying the funds it uses to subsidise industry training. The streamlined plans will see some employees paying less, but for others, it could mean a larger bill.

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The Beacon Centre in Blackburn

First Impressions: DLA's Beacon Centre

Building’s student panel from Nottingham Trent share their thoughts on the building in Blackburn

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