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Electricians protest at Blackfriars Station

Three-quarters of blacklist claimants take payout

20 Apr 16 | By Louise Dransfield

Contractors’ spokesperson says more than 450 claimants have settled out of court

Stephen Brichieri-Colombi

Halcrow pensioners hire top lawyer to prepare for fund row

15 Apr 16 | By Yoosof Farah

Members of engineer’s scheme advised by Maxwell scandal veteran as parent firm hints at pension restructure

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Apprentice numbers hit six-year high

14 Mar 16 | By Yoosof Farah

National Apprenticeship Week: Number of new apprentices hits pre-recession levels

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Appointments

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Ex-Aecom director joins Murphy

29 Apr 16

Murphy hires a new water 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

Alexandra Clough

Behind Schedule

28 Apr 16 | By Alexandra Clough

A recent judgment in the TCC looks at what can go wrong when parties add scheduled payments into a construction contract

Jenifer Chappell

Land Registry: Land grab

21 Apr 16 | By Jennifer Chappell

Two important consultations on how property is registered in this country are currently under way. Can we risk the Land Registry being run by private sector firms?

Stephanie Canham

Mind the insurance gap

15 Apr 16 | By Stephanie Canham

JCT’s attempts to simplify construction insurance still has its limitations

Stephanie Canham

Low pay? It’s criminal

25 Apr 16 | By Stephanie Canham

It is an offence for employers not to pay the National Living Wage. Construction firms will have to examine contractual arrangements

Lindy Patterson

Contracts: Contra movement

19 Apr 16 | By Lindy Patterson

In this case from the oil and gas industry, a contractor tries to recover costs for its own negligence

Kevin Owen and Wishram Sirhan

Singapore: The Lion City roars

14 Apr 16 | By Kevin Owen and Wisam Sirhan

Can Singapore rival London as the forum of choice to resolve construction contract disputes?

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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

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool

CPD 10 2016: ISO 9001 compliance and BIM

28 Apr 16

 This CPD will focus on ISO 9001 and on how firms can ensure their quality management systems are compliant as they become BIM Level 2 ready. It is sponsored by Newforma

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CPD 9 2016: Specifying secondary windows

13 Apr 16

Secondary glazing offers a range of benefits for both new builds and refurbishments. This CPD highlights the key design considerations. It is sponsored by Selectaglaze

Armstrong Ceilings’ CoolZone tiles incorporating phase-change materials were installed to help maintain a stable temperature at the Bristol Royal Infirmary without additional cooling

CPD 8 2016: Specifying suspended ceilings for health and wellbeing

4 Apr 16

This CPD focuses on key aspects of a healthy working environment, as they relate to the design and specification of suspended ceiling tiles. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings

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Careers

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Gender pay gap: Levelling the field

19 Apr 16

New legislation will mean firms have to publish how much both male and female employees are paid. Will this be the end of the gender pay gap?

Andy Steele

Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

29 Mar 16

It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?

Apprentices

Apprentices: ‘The numbers don’t add up…’

17 Mar 16

Three times as many people are leaving the industry each year as are joining, so today’s skills crisis is set to get a lot worse

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