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Barratt London boss arrested

19 Oct 16 | By Dave Rogers

Firm suspends London regional MD Alastair Baird amid allegations of misconduct over contract awards

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Law firms to merge to create sixth largest in world

11 Oct 16 | By Yoosof Farah

Three firms who deal with construction set to combine to create sixth largest by headcount

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Appointments

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Laing O'Rourke director leaves after 40 years

9 Nov 16

Senior director quits the firm after four decades to join developer U+I

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Salary surveys

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Contractors' salary survey 2016: All to play for

18 Nov 16

Brexit uncertainty has put a brake on wage inflation among contractors, but the latest salary survey from Hays shows opportunities are still out there

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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

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Final Account application

9 Dec 16 | By Ted Lowery

Where an adjudicator applies ISG vs Seevic to order payment of a final account application, can the valuation be challenged in a subsequent adjudication?

Nicholas Baatz

Futureproof your disputes

2 Dec 16 | By Nicholas Baatz

Leaving the European Union could cause complications for the enforcement of court actions against firms and entities in EU member states. Arbitration could offer an alternative

Simon Tolson

Letters of the law

2 Dec 16 | By Simon Tolson

The law on letters of credit has been upheld in two cases; banks cannot refuse to pay a demand meeting the requirements of a letter of credit unless it would involve fraud

Peter Hibberd

The ties that bind

9 Dec 16 | By Peter Hibberd

After Brexit, the UK is to go its own way regarding procurement and contracts but it will still have to work within parameters set by others if it is to trade internationally

Tony Bingham

Third time lucky?

2 Dec 16 | By Tony Bingham

Here’s a case that shows up the sheer muddle that is the Construction Act’s payment rules. They need to be rewritten - only not by those who made such a mess of it on the first two attempts

Mike Hunter

Widening the tax net

25 Nov 16 | By Mike Hunter

Changes to tax rules for dealing in UK land are aimed at offshore developers but could also affect UK-based entities

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CPD

At Beaumont, a Country and Coast Homes development in Exeter, CX cavity lintels from Catnic supported the sharp, unusual shape of the buildings

CPD 22 2016: Specifying steel lintels

29 Nov 16

Correct specification and installation is critical to the performance of a steel lintel. This CPD, sponsored by Catnic, outlines the main points to consider

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CPD 20 2016: Security entrance lanes

15 Nov 16

Automatic access systems are essential to ensure the smooth flow of pedestrian traffic to restricted areas. This CPD, sponsored by Boon Edam, examines their main components and outlines the installation process

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CPD 21 2016: Specifying insulation for inverted flat roofs

3 Nov 16

This module examines the benefits of using high-performance extruded polystyrene to insulate inverted roofs, a technique that is particularly appropriate for green roofs. It is sponsored by Dow Building Solutions

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Careers

Nigel Goddard

The many rather than the few

9 December 2016

To solve the skills shortage, the industry needs to look beyond the narrow confines of apprenticeships for young people

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Good Employer Guide 2016: Trend Setters

25 Nov 16

An ever-dwindling workforce means the built environment is in dire need of fresh blood. So what improvements are this year’s top 50 employers making to retain staff and entice new recruits?

Cara Greaves

Learn as you earn

20 Oct 16

The Brexit vote combined with next year’s apprenticeship levy may give some firms a headache over investment plans but the need for construction apprentices has never been greater

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