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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

Money

Nine in ten subcontractors wait over 30 days for payment

10 Oct 14 | By Vern Pitt

Survey finds long payment terms and late payment remain rife in the industry

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Dean Webster

Sweett Group chief executive Dean Webster retires early

10 Oct 14

Dean Webster, aged 55, steps down from consultant’s board after 34 years with firm

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Appointments

Construction appointments: 19 September 2014

24 Oct 14

HS2 Ltd, Osborne and Gardiner & Theobald 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

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

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?

Stephanie Canham

New housing standards on the way

14 Oct 14 | By Stephanie Canham

National standards are part of the government’s drive to cut costs, but will there be other consequences?

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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

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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

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

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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?

Stephen Gee

Get in early

22 Jul 14

The number of women in construction is still woefuly low. We need to engage with schools so that children have a better idea of what construction can offer

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Why be a distance learner?

19 Jun 14

More and more construction professionals who want to gain a competitive edge to progress their careers are turning to distance learning. Just don’t think of it as the easy option

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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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