quintain wembley

Private equity firm Lone Star to buy Quintain for £700m

29 Jul 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Wembley developer Quintain has received a cash offer of £700m from US private equity firm Lone Star


Buyers circle Queen's builder

20 Jul 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Administrators for Fairhurst Ward Abbotts say they are in early negotiations with interested buyers

High Court

Barclays hits back at HPF in £5.7m court battle

16 Jul 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Barclays has hit back at consultant Hurley Palmer Flatt in the firms’ ongoing High Court battle

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andy von bradsky

PRP announces management shake-up

9 Jul 15

Andy von Bradsky steps down as chairman with firm set to drop overseas offices

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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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Ann Mingoue

JCT MPCC: Major projects, minor details

28 Jul 15 | By Ann Minogue

The JCT Major Project Construction Contract is now widely recognised. But confusion over some of its provisions has come to light

Laurence Cobb

It's all in the timing

24 Jul 15 | By Laurence Cobb

Great care must be taken over payment procedures and timings before and after practical completion, as ignoring them can prove to be a very expensive exercise

Simon Colvin

Another fine mess

17 Jul 15 | By Simon Colvin

Construction companies face vastly increased fines for breaching environmental law – so be clear about the legal implications of your activities or you could end up in big trouble

Rebecca Rees

Procurement: Optimum results

27 Jul 15 | By Rebecca Rees

A string of high-profile repair and maintenance jobs have failed recently. Is the problem connected to how some clients carry out procurement at the beginning of the job?

Karen Mason

This looks good on paper

23 Jul 15 | By Karen Mason

You don’t want the sale of your scheme delayed by missing bits of evidence so make sure your development comes complete with a paper trail

Jeffrey Brown

Are you being served?

13 Jul 15 | By Jeffrey Brown

Unless the employer serves its payment or pay less notices, it should expect to pay the amount applied for - irrespective of the true value of the work actually carried out

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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


When specifying wetrooms for disabled use, it is essential to ensure that the floor surface can be gripped by tyred wheels

CPD 14 2015: Integrated solutions for wetrooms with tile and stone coverings

21 Jul 15

The latest module in our CPD series introduces the key considerations in the design and installation of walk-in shower areas. This module is sponsored by Schlüter-Systems

Astor House, a £21m student residential building in Plymouth, uses Marley’s HDPE soil and waste products and eight-way collar boss

CPD 13 2015: Introduction to sanitary pipework design

14 Jul 15

The latest module in our CPD series examines the regulations, standards, materials and other key factors to consider when designing pipework layouts. This module is sponsored by Marley Plumbing & Drainage

At the Bridge Learning Campus in Bristol, architect Wilkinson Eyre specified Marley Eternit’s Equitone fibre cement façade system, for which there is an environmental product declaration

CPD 10 2015: Introduction to Environmental Product Declarations

10 July 2015

The latest in our CPD series introduces Environmental Product Declarations. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit

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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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