High Court

Contractors make admissions of guilt in blacklisting super case

8 Oct 15 | By Iain Withers

Eight firms make a ‘full and unreserved’ apology in effort to shorten High Court case

The Shard

John Sisk and Shangri-La settle £57m Shard hotel dispute

22 Sep 15 | By Yoosof Farah, Joey Gardiner

Building believes no money to change hands on either side

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Costain lodges £10m-plus High Court claim against URS

17 Sep 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Contractor alleges URS failed to alert it that steel structures had `inadequate resistance to fatigue’

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Construction generic

Sir Robert McAlpine manager leaves firm

18 Sep 15

Commercial manager Grant McGregor was replaced last month

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Salary surveys


Hays international salary survey 2015

5 Jun 15

The clamour for talent in the UK is growing and salaries are rising in response

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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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Rupert Choat

Arbitration and adjudication: A tale of two acts

9 Oct 15 | By Rupert Choat

Statutory adjudication has emulated arbitration, including its mass of case law. Is it time for an Adjudication Act?

Tony Bingham

In the right spirit

2 Oct 15 | By Tony Bingham

A High Court judge had to remind the parties in a recent case what adjudication was for - not a gladiatorial legal arena but a quick fix

Sheena Sood

A 10 year stretch

29 Sep 15 | By Sheena Sood

Those working in the Middle East should be aware of ‘decennial liability’, which makes you liable for problems with a building for up to a decade after completion

Rebecca Rees

Procurement: Prepare for the best

8 Oct 15 | By Rebecca Rees

Successful procurement depends on whether the evaluation methodologies used are likely to produce the desired results. Here’s some advice

Eleanor Baggs and Matthew Needham-Laing

All about mee

1 Oct 15 | By Eleanor Baggs, Matthew Needham-Laing

Investors and contractors have their work cut out

Brett Hartley

Stamp it out

24 Sep 15 | By Brett Hartley

The UK’s Modern Slavery Act can be a major supply chain issue for the construction sector

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Good Employer Guide 2014

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2014

24 Oct 14

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2014 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise


On this project for an insurance company, TP Bennett used Newforma software to allow its global team to collaborate using distributed data and systems

CPD 22 2015: Collaborative information management

6 Oct 15

This CPD focuses on how one architecture practice, TP Bennett, addressed the challenges of managing project data. It is sponsored by Newforma

Over 2,000m² of various ROCKFON acoustic products were installed at Phoenix Academy in Telford

CPD 21 2015: Acoustics in schools

23 Sep 15

Poor acoustics can have a damaging effect on teaching and learning. This module outlines the key contributary factors and some of the most effective solutions. It is sponsored by ROCKWOOL

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Tarmac’s asphalt and concrete permeable pavements can be installed as part of a sustainable drainage system

CPD 20 2015: Permeable paving for SuDS

16 Sep 15

Sustainable drainage systems are a vital tool in the fight against urban flooding. This CPD module examines how they work, with a focus on the role played by permeable paving systems. It is sponsored by Tarmac

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Women in engineering: The only way is up

23 Jun 15

With women making up fewer than 10% of engineers in the UK, what can be done to encourage more to join the profession?

Leadership Development Programme (Hoare Lea)

Building Award Winners: CITB Training Initiative of the Year

30 Apr 15

This year’s shortlisted training initiatives take focus on safety, customer satisfaction and leadership aspects of development, with the results of one scheme proving particularly impressive

Richard Steer 2014

The science of talent spotting

28 Apr 15

We need to get more sophisticated in how we recruit construction professionals - let’s ditch the random CV trawl in favour of focused data analysis

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