Hewlett Construction creditors owed £11m

29 Jun 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Hewlett Construction entered into administration at the end of May owing £11m


Value of construction disputes grows

25 Jun 15 | By Louise Dransfield

The value of construction disputes in 2014 grew sharply in value to an average of £32m


Longcross Construction enters into administration

18 Jun 15 | By Yoosof Farah

The £190m-turnover, 140-strong firm was impacted by decline in supermarket construction spend

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Graham Dalton

Highways England reveals new chief executive

18 Jun 15

Former Heathrow Airport Ltd MD Jim O’Sullivan will take over from Graham Dalton in July

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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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Steven Carey

Subrogation: Not so plain sailing

30 Jun 15 | By Steven Carey

Subrogation and issues of joint insurance often arise when drafting construction contracts. What guidance can a judgment involving a hired boat offer in these areas?

Karen Mason

Exclusivities: Exclusive arrangements

26 Jun 15 | By Karen Mason

Exclusivity or lock out agreements are becoming increasingly common. But what are the benefits and why are they so popular all of a sudden?

Stephanie Canham

Right to buy and development

24 Jun 15 | By Stephanie Canham

What impact would an extended right to buy have on housing association development programmes?

Tony Bingham

As time goes by

29 Jun 15 | By Tony Bingham

An adjudicator’s decision is binding until the dispute is finally determined but here’s a case that opens up the question of limitation and how late that determination can take place

Peter Hibberd

Overpayment: Rare need for redress

26 Jun 15 | By Peter Hibberd

It should be difficult to overpay on an interim payment but when it does occur, should there be an express term providing for repayment?

Steven Carey

Don’t stray from the path

22 Jun 15 | By Steven Carey

Not acting under strict terms of a contract? Beware - it’s sometimes hard to get back on the straight and narrow

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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


A worker applies Sika Sarnafil’s  G410-18ELF PVC membrane to the roof of The Hive Worcester Library and History Centre, in accordance with CDM regulations

CPD 9 2015: Introduction to CDM

29 Jun 15

The latest module in our CPD series outlines the recent changes to the CDM regulations, and explains how they will affect the way that project teams work. This module is sponsored by Sika Roofing

Armstrong’s CoolZone phase change materials were installed at Belvoir High School in Nottingham

CPD 8 2015: Ceiling Solutions for Education

23 Mar 15

This module will examine how suspended ceilings can help meet both the acoustic and thermal-performance demands of schools under the PSBP. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings

The external landing and its drainage

CPD 7 2015: Level thresholds and water ingress

23 Feb 15

This module examines the key regulations concerning the accessibility of building entrances and highlights ways to avoid the main risks. It is sponsored by LABC Warranty

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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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