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HS2 Woodesford

Mace set for more crunch talks on HS2 award complaint

9 Mar 17 | By Dave Rogers

Failed bidder for £170m role on rail megaproject in second meeting over controversial decision to appoint CH2M

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Mace mulls legal challenge to CH2M's £170m HS2 win

16 Feb 17 | By Iain Withers

Sources suggest Mace could launch High Court challenge “within days”

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Appointments

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Buro Four promotes two to board

25 Jan 17

Ian Higgs and David Boles have been appointed to consulant’s board of directors

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Salary surveys

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Consultants salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

10 Mar 17

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires

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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

Liz Jenkins

Public procurement: Not quite the end of the line

17 Mar 17 | By Liz Jenkins

Procurement processes leave losers as well as winners. What happens if a firm chooses to challenge the decision?

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Rectification of a contract

16 Mar 17 | By Ted Lowery

Could a contract that included an incomplete tender stage document be rectified?

Francis Ho

Taken on trust

9 Mar 17 | By Francis Ho

Cash is king and nowhere is this truer than construction. Contractors should take steps to guarantee payment or be prepared to face the consequences

Sheena Sood

Play nicely – or else

16 Mar 17 | By Sheena Sood

Collaboration is the watchword under new forms of professional services contract- in fact, it’s now obligatory

Lucie Briggs and Stephen Homer

Stop playing games

10 Mar 17 | By Lucie Briggs, Stephen Homer

Does an adjudication enforcement trump an insolvency moratorium? A recent case in the TCC has provided clear guidance on the issue

Stephanie Canham

A cap in liability: The absolute limit

8 Mar 17 | By Stephanie Canham

Contractual limitation of liability and whether such clauses say what they are intended to mean is an issue regularly aired in court

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CPD

In insulated suspended flooring systems, the concrete blocks between the beams are replaced by blocks of EPS insulation

CPD 4 2017: Insulated suspended floor systems

20 Mar 17

Insulated suspended flooring systems can be used in place of conventional beam-and-block to meet higher energy performance standards. This CPD, sponsored by Springvale, outlines the design considerations

Cobalt Place, south London

CPD 3 2017: Retrofitting vacuum insulation panels for flooring

1 Mar 17

VIPs can minimise the loss of floor-to-ceiling height when upgrading the floors of existing homes to meet energy regulations. This CPD module, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, outlines the main points to consider

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CPD 2 2017: Implementing lean construction

14 Feb 17

Lean construction can be applied at every stage of a project to cut waste and improve efficiency. This CPD, sponsored by Newforma, discusses the challenges of implementing this approach and how they can be overcome

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Careers

Mark-Farmer

Training to a T

22 Mar 17

More of the same training means more bad press, poor productivity and an industry struggling to find people willing to fill its job vacancies. The newly-announced T-level may give us the chance to change all that

Sarah Richardson

Building's manifesto for a better Brexit

17 Mar 17

Our campaign for a better Brexit deal for the industry features eight key demands

Sarah Richardson

Budget 2017: That’s all, folks

10 Mar 17

There were no major spending commitments in the Budget but some of the announcements could offer long-term promise

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