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Apprentice

CITB to cut staff by a third

10 Feb 16 | By Yoosof Farah

Training body will reduce its staff count to under a thousand as part of new business plan

High Court

Balfour loses out in £23m hotel project dispute

10 Feb 16 | By Iain Withers

Contractor loses High Court judgment on payments from developer of scheme near London’s O2 Arena

ISG

US investor ups offer to £85m for ISG

29 Jan 16 | By Iain Withers

Increased offer represents 20% hike on previous bid

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Appointments

Rob Bradley

Midas poaches Bouygues UK regional boss

10 Feb 16

Rob Bradley joins as executive director

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Salary surveys

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Consultants salary survey 2016: Under control?

5 Feb 16

A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth, according to this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. But will they be able to keep their feet on the ground?

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Student

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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Legal

Ian Cocking and Sholto Hanvey

Hong Kong SOPL: Security measures

11 Feb 16 | By Ian Cocking, Sholto Hanvey

Hong Kong is planning to introduce security of payment legislation. A proposed model for it gives an idea what the final reform may look like

Sheena Sood

Testing trials

9 Feb 16 | By Sheena Sood

Two new schemes being tested could offer cost savings on selected construction law cases

Tony Bingham

Adjudication: Muddling through

4 Feb 16 | By Tony Bingham

A messy contract need not stop an adjudicator deciding the dispute – as long as they have jurisdiction

Rolls Building

Pre-action protocol: Room for improvement?

11 Feb 16 | By Simon Tolson, Dominic Helps

The TCC pre-action protocol is due for review – but do solicitors working in construction law think it needs major change?

Angelika Procak

Oral agreements: Rob Purton t/a Richwood Interiors vs Kilker Projects Limited

8 Feb 16 | By Angelika Procak

Before Mr Justice Stuart-Smith. Judgement delivered 16 September 2015

Kate Lingely

Better safe than sorry

4 Feb 16 | By Kate Lingley

New guidelines give clear and consistent guidance on health and safety offences – including corporate manslaughter

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GOOD EMPLOYER GUIDE 2014

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

CPD

Metsä Wood’s products can be designed easily using BS EN 1995 (Eurocode 5)

CPD 1 2016: Eurocodes and structural timber

2 Feb 16

This CPD focuses on technical rules which apply in the EU for the design of timber structures. It is sponsored by Metsä Wood

Barratt Homes’ Courthouse luxury residential building in Westminster, designed by HLM Architects, is clad with Moleanos limestone, installed by Szerelmey

CPD 30 2015: Use of stone and faience cladding

4 Dec 15

This CPD focuses on two traditional facade materials in contemporary architecture and restoration projects, examining their sustainability credentials and installation methods. It is sponsored by Szerelmey

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For this detached house in Worthing, Sussex, DVS supplied a bespoke PR60 glass roof with triangular glazed gables

CPD 29 2015: Specifying glass roofs and skylights

20 Nov 15

This CPD examines the importance of daylighting and highlights the key considerations when designing or specifying glass roofs and skylights. It is sponsored by Daylight & Ventilation Solutions

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Careers

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Does training need a reboot?

28 Jan 16

The industry is changing rapidly, with companies urgently trying to attract a new generation of talent and projects increasingly dependent on new technologies – it’s vital that the way we train changes too

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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?

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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

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