Planning Houses

Countryside admits it sold houses with ‘doubling’ clauses

19 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner, Iain Withers

News comes after Taylor Wimpey’s £130m writedown related to controversial leasehold contracts

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ian byers, churchill

Churchill appoints sports agent as South East boss

7 Jun 17

Churchill Retirement Living has appointed Ian Byers as regional managing director for its South East region.

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Hays international salary survey 2017

1 Jun 17

This year’s Hays International Salary Survey shows that potential pickings for candidates are a lot richer overseas. The ‘Trump bump’ and Australia’s infrastructure boom are fuelling the already-strong international demand for UK construction professionals

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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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Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Compensation events

14 Jun 17 | By Ted Lowery

Had a PFI project company given proper notice of a claim for compensation? Ted Lowery considers a High Court case in Northern Ireland


Persuasive percussion

7 Jun 17 | By David S Christie

In response to Tony Bingham’s April column on how we must better engage with dispute avoidance, a legal academic gives their view on how firms must try to understand each others’ positions


Temporary workers filling skills gap

5 Jun 17 | By Ed Goodwyn

Construction is becoming reliant on temporary workers as employers attempt to fill the skills gap

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Stephanie Canham

Holding back

13 Jun 17 | By Stephanie Canham

Withholding retention money is one of the most controversial practices in the construction industry today. But with reform delayed, what can subcontractors do to protect themselves?

Rupert Choat

Does what it says on the tin

6 Jun 17 | By Rupert Choat

Our contract law prizes certainty, as do our firms, except when they are on the receiving end. A recent case confirms our courts’ preference to apply contract terms strictly

Al Watson and Jill Carey

No newts is good newts

1 Jun 17 | By Al Watson, Jill Carey

Finding great crested newts on site can cause delays. But plans to streamline the process must play out in the context of changes (or not) to environmental legislation post-Brexit

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Ceiling ductwork ventilation

CPD 9 2017: Underfloor air conditioning

26 May 17

It is claimed that underfloor air conditioning can offer improved working conditions. This CPD module, sponsored by AET Flexible Space, considers the different types of system

De Montfort University’s Fletcher Complex

CPD 8 2017: Curtain wall systems: classification, design and testing

19 May 17

Getting the curtain walling design right is essential if a building is to remain watertight. This CPD module, sponsored by Kawneer, outlines the main points to consider

George Dixon Academy

CPD 7 2017: Rainscreen cladding

11 Apr 17

Rainscreen cladding, which uses an inner and outer leaf to create a seal against moisture, has been in use for decades. But modern systems offer a more flexible, lightweight protection. This CPD module is sponsored by Kalzip

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International Women in Engineering Day: Why engineering

23 Jun 17

The construction sector can combat pre-conceived ideas of a male-dominated industry to increase the breadth of opportunities there are for women in engineering

Hero Bennett, client sustainability advisor, Max Fordham

How six women saved the 'heart' of a £120m project

23 Jun 17

On International Women in Engineering Day, a female project team from LSE’s Centre Buildings Redevelopment tell their story


Our winning ways

17 May 17

Construction is on the brink of an unprecedented manpower crisis and yet we’re still not making the sector attractive enough to draw in the high-quality entrants we need. Here’s what we should do …

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