Construction sector fends off finance at the top of the ‘counter offer’ league table
Leach Rhodes Walker Architects-designed 600 home scheme to start this summer
Design complexity and inflation among issues blamed for price tag almost doubling from £45m to £80.1m
Local authority reverses earlier decision to support expansion
Vince Corrigan was director of McAlpine’s London and South-east business
Construction’s recovery was always going to bring higher wages and the upward pressure on salaries is almost countrywide
An independent health and safety consultant has recently been imprisoned after a tragic accident on a construction site. Even those who are not directly employers can still be held liable
BIM is increasingly being adopted by the industry, but who bears responsibility for recommending whether or not to use it in the first place?
Until technology allows accurate long term weather forecasts, what can be done to manage the risk?
Recent amendments to two powerful pieces of legislation around recovery of costs in construction contract adjudication mean they contradict each other. So, which takes precedent?
Major revisions to the CDM regulations are expected to come into force in April. So are you ready?
Adjudication may be a bit rough and tumble but the process must maintain respect
The latest in our CPD series explains why BS 5534 has been revised and outlines the key changes that designers and contractors need to understand. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit
To ensure new basements are waterproof, it is essential that a suitable methodology is followed on site. This module, sponsored by Waterproof Concrete with Site Supervision, explains how designers can specify good workmanship
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
The use of BIM is becoming more widespread throughout the globe. So what opportunities does this offer those with BIM skills who want a job abroad?
The real weakness of the industry today lies in skills, training and diversity
Criticised for its complexity, the CITB is reforming its method for levying the funds it uses to subsidise industry training. The streamlined plans will see some employees paying less, but for others, it could mean a larger bill.