Thames 'super-sewer' hit with two legal challenges

27 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Judicial review applications have the potential to delay the project with legal wrangling

Construction urged to to crack down on modern slavery

27 Oct 14 | By Allister Hayman

Home Office publishes figures showing there were more than 50 victims of modern slavery working in construction last year

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£750m consultants’ framework to go live as legal row ‘stayed’

17 Oct 14 | By Joey Gardiner

Controversial government procurement framework finally ready despite T&T’s compensation claim

London housing

Willmott Dixon loses court battle over £177m contract

13 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Contractor challenged Hammersmith and Fulham council decision to appoint Mitie to £177m housing maintenance contract

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Construction appointments: 19 October 2014

24 Oct 14

HS2 Ltd, Osborne and Gardiner & Theobald are among the firms announcing promotions and appointments this week

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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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Steven Carey

Are you really excluded from liability?

27 Oct 14 | By Steven Carey

This case highlights the importance of ensuring that any exclusion or limitation clauses in your contracts are clearly drafted to cover the situations which you expect

Steve Williams and MatthewTaylor

Prefabrication: Off-site on your mind

24 Oct 14 | By Steven Williams, Matthew Taylor

Complex projects are increasingly relying on off-site manufacturing to help deliver schemes on time and budget. But a new kind of supply chain creates new kinds of risks

Peter Morse

Performance bonds: Don’t bank on it

24 Oct 14 | By Peter Morse

Bonds have long been established as part of the contracting process. But there may be advantages to sourcing them from insurance providers rather than banks

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Laurence Cobb

When is a building not a building?

20 Oct 14 | By Laurence Cobb

Defining what is a building – or more specifically a construction operation – is not as easy as you think

James Bessey

The doctrine of frustration

17 Oct 14 | By James Bessey

What effects would the outbreak of war on the international construction market?

Chan D'Souza and Adam Colenso

Turning the light off

17 Oct 14 | By Chan D'Souza and Adam Colenso

Goldman Sachs’ proposed headquarters is being hindered by two right to light disputes. But should the City of London Corporation use its powers to override these rights?

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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

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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

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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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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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Good Employer Guide 2014: A focus on staff wellbeing

24 Oct 14

Mental health issues can be difficult to detect in the workplace - which means they can also be easy to ignore. But as this year’s guide shows, the best employers are those that are ready and able to heed the warning signs

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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?

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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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