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CITB embarks on radical reform of training course funding methods

28 Nov 14 | By Joey Gardiner

CITB director of policy says organisation plans to cut down number of funding pots

Crane

Strike averted as HTC crane drivers accept 14% pay rise

20 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Ucatt members call off tomorrow’s planned strike

money cash

Retentions should be 'unnecessary', says minister

19 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Small business minister pledges to work with Labour to end practice of withholding final payment to subcontractors

London skyline / Cheesegrater

British Land to report on Cheesegrater bolt failures in New Year

18 Nov 14 | By Iain Withers

Client also provides update on its development pipeline

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Appointments

Barry  Coltrini

Construction appointments: 21 November 2014

21 Nov 14

Cundall , Essential Living and Colt are among the firms announcing promotions and appointments this week

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Salary surveys

Contractors' salary survey 2014

Contractors' salary survey 2014: The only way is up

2 Oct 14

Construction’s recovery was always going to bring higher wages and the upward pressure on salaries is almost countrywide

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Legal

Peter Hibberd

Procurement: New tricks?

28 Nov 14 | By Peter Hibberd 

Government guidance on new models of construction procurement covers approaches already in common practice. But confusion remains

Tony Bingham

JCT Povey lecture: The bumf machine

28 Nov 14 | By Tony Bingham

Our industry spews out dozens and dozens of standard form contracts which no one can keep up with or understand. Bad news for people who build - great for lawyers

Stephanie Canham

EU procurement regime: Change on the horizon

24 Nov 14 | By Stephanie Canham

Earlier this year the European Parliament adopted a number of directives to reform how public procurement is conducted

Alexandra Mizzi

Holiday pay: Lucky break

24 Nov 14 | By Alexandra Mizzi

The Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision that UK businesses must include overtime when calculating holiday pay will increase payroll costs - but it could have been a lot worse

Kirstin Bardel

NEC3: Awareness is preparedness

19 Nov 14 | By Kirstin Bardel

Like most contracts, the NEC3 contract deals with risks and might present some too

Rudi Klein

Retentions: On the money

18 Nov 14 | By Rudi Klein

What happens to cash retentions if the contractor goes bust and there is no provision in the contract stating that the money was to be held in trust?

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CPD

Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium

CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

24 Oct 14

The latest in our CPD series considers the importance of unitised curtain walling, design considerations as well as legislation and testing issues. This module is sponsored by Reynaers Aluminium

Model by BIMTechnologies

CPD 30 2014: Ensuring data accuracy on BIM projects

15 Oct 14

The latest module in our CPD series considers the importance of consistent, accurate data in the BIM process, and the key role played by manufacturers in providing it. This module is sponsored by British Gypsum

Radiant heating panels

CPD 29 2014: Radiant heating and cooling panels

7 Oct 14

Radiant panels can be used as an alternative to traditional convectors to heat and cool buildings. This module, sponsored by Zehnder, examines their benefits, design considerations and most common applications

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Careers

Bricks

The cost of training an industry

28 Nov 14

Criticised for its complexity, the CITB is reforming its method for levying the funds it uses to subsidise industry training. The streamlined plans will see some employees paying less, but for others, it could mean a larger bill.

Malaysia

South-east Asian construction economies: Chasing tigers

6 Nov 14

China and India may be the big beasts of the East but UK construction would do well to train its sights on South-east Asia where huge untapped potential lies waiting

GEG 2014 image 4

Good Employer Guide 2014: Results analysis

24 Oct 14

With recruitment and retention once again critical issues for the industry, here’s how this year’s top 50 employers are luring and keeping hold of key staff

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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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