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RICS to publish global construction standard

24 Mar 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Standard already being rolled out by some firms, including Arup

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Mace set for more crunch talks on HS2 award complaint

9 Mar 17 | By Dave Rogers

Failed bidder for £170m role on rail megaproject in second meeting over controversial decision to appoint CH2M

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Appointments

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Buro Four promotes two to board

25 Jan 17

Ian Higgs and David Boles have been appointed to consulant’s board of directors

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Salary surveys

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Consultants salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

10 Mar 17

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires

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Student

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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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Legal

Stephanie Canham

Payless notices: Don’t take any chances

28 Apr 17

A string of High Court cases have underlined the importance of issuing payless notices correctly

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Still beating the drum

21 Apr 17 | By Tony Bingham

In his first column, in April 1987, our legal columnist, criticised the CITB levy. As a new training charge looms, he assesses the 30 years since: ‘disputomania’, adjudication, and what happens next

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Case in focus: Part 8 application

20 Apr 17 | By Ted Lowery

In what circumstances can a Part 8 application be used to oppose enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision?

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Reporting payment practices: Line of duty

27 Apr 17 | By Gurbinder Grewal

Regulations have come into effect to make large firms report on their payment practices. Can the duty to report bring about a culture change in construction?

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Wheels within wheels

20 Apr 17 | By Simon Lewis

Framework agreements with complex linked subcontracts can lead to cases centred on how the contracts work, rather than the substance of the dispute itself

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But is it any good?

13 Apr 17 | By Hamish Lal

The Society of Construction Law released the second edition of its Delay and Disruption Protocol in early March. Progress has been made but perhaps not enough

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CPD

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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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CPD 6 2017: Sustainable steel buildings

30 Mar 17

Steel offers sustainability credentials through the whole life-cycle of a building, and is an excellent choice of framing material to deliver high-scoring BREEAM projects. This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, outlines the main points to consider

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CPD 5 2017: BIM levels of detail

27 Mar 17

Levels of detail define the content of a BIM project at different stages. This CPD, sponsored by Vectorworks, outlines the main points to consider

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Careers

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Volunteering: The world of good

26 Apr 17

Volunteering your professional skills can lead to job satisfaction, improved skillset and an open outlook

Susannah Donaldson

What are you doing about gender pay gap reporting?

6 Apr 17

New rules on publishing gender pay gap data have come into force, and many in construction appear to be ahead of the curve in planning their strategies

Karen Jones

It's up to employers to make apprenticeships work

6 Apr 17

The apprenticeship levy is a great start but now the industry needs to do its bit to ensure the quality of the tuition meets its needs

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