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London's housing space standards to be rolled out across UK

16 Sep 14 | By David Rogers

The government has agreed every local authority should have the chance to adopt the capital’s space standards

Money

Subcontractors seek to expose late payment

16 Sep 14 | By Vern Pitt

National subcontractor organisations are surveying firms to benchmark the state of payment practices the industry

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Green Deal

Insulation sector braces itself for more job losses

11 Sep 14 | By Vern Pitt

Mark Group announces plans to cut up to 670 jobs and manufacturer Superglass puts business up for sale

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Thousands of new homes approved despite local opposition

8 Sep 14 | By Allister Hayman

New planning rules see 27,000 homes approved against local authority wishes

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Appointments

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Aecom promotes 20 to become UK directors

1 Sep 14

Hires take total number of new directors this year to 55

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Salary surveys

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Hays international salary survey 2014

06 June 2014

As memories of the dark days of recession in the UK fade, working abroad may no longer be a necessity, but is often still an attractive option.Jim Dunton looks at Hays’ International Salary Survey 2014 for regions that are on the up

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Legal

Aine McCartney

Chain of indemnity

17 Sep 14 | By Aine McCartney, Thomas McElligot

A look at a case where an indemnity clause was found to be applicable despite the beneficiary being at fault

Francis Ho

For all practical purposes

16 Sep 14 | By Francis Ho

A case on the familiar topic of a professional’s duties in certifying practical completion

Stephanie Canham

Learning to get ahead of the game

15 Sep 14 | By Stephanie Canham

Stereotypical substandard student accommodation is changing

Mike Grant

Risky business

12 Sep 14 | By Mike Grant

More than 80% of the industry complain that contract obligations are becoming too complex. But guarding against risk early on could save money

Rudi Klein

Payment abuse: Won’t pay, must pay

11 Sep 14 | By Rudi Klein

Don’t underestimate the challenge. It’s time to beef up the Payment Charter

Lyn Crawford

Let’s talk about it

5 Sep 14 | By Lyn Crawford

A High Court decision says parties to a dispute may be obliged to first to enter into friendly discussions

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CPD

Curtain walling remains a popular choice for London’s commercial developments

CPD 23 2014: High-performance insulation for curtain wall facades

17 Sep 14

The facade is one of the key elements governing the thermal performance of office buildings, which can be undermined by large expanses of glazing. This CPD module, sponsored by Dow Corning, examines two solutions

Medite Tricoya Extreme used for exterior screen panelling

CPD 22 2014: Introduction to acetylated engineered wood panel products

11 Sep 14

Acetylated wood panels can offer improved durability and moisture resistance compared to traditional MDF. This module, sponsored by Medite Tricoya Extreme, outlines their key advantages and uses

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Careers

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Expat hotspots

10 Sep 14

Global construction is set to boom over the next decade, so where are UK construction consultants most in demand?

Stephen Gee

Get in early

22 Jul 14

The number of women in construction is still woefuly low. We need to engage with schools so that children have a better idea of what construction can offer

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Why be a distance learner?

19 Jun 14

More and more construction professionals who want to gain a competitive edge to progress their careers are turning to distance learning. Just don’t think of it as the easy option

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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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