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Sajid Javid

Javid to legislate to help small businesses over late payment

21 May 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Business secretary announces proposals to give trade associations power to intervene on behalf of members

Nova scheme in Victoria

Mace in talks with two firms to finish PC Harrington’s Nova job

7 May 15 | By Louise Dransfield

J Coffey and Kilnbridge in frame to take on work as PC Harrington Contractors enters administration

Nuclear submarine

Morgan Sindall takes £35m hit on problem MoD contracts

7 May 15 | By Iain Withers

Construction group hit by two old problem contracts for the Ministry of Defence at Faslane

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Appointments

The Shanghai skyline with its tallest tower by Gensler Architects

Ridge launches first overseas office in China

20 May 15

SME consultant opens office in China to break into Asian market

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Salary surveys

Consultants salary survey 2015

Consultants salary survey 2015: Up, up and away

6 Feb 15

Inflation-busting pay increases and robust recruitment growth characterise this year’s Hays consultants’ salary survey. But employee discontent and ongoing skills shortages could deflate the widespread optimism

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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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Legal

Gillian Birkby

CDM Regulations: On a role

28 May 15 | By Gillian Birkby

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came into force last month, but misunderstandings remain over principal designers and CDM co-ordinators

Laurence Cobb

Love thy neighbour (or sue them)

26 May 15 | By Laurence Cobb

What happens if something happening on a neighbouring property causes damage to next door?

Stephanie Canham

Standard terms: May the forms be with you

18 May 15 | By Stephanie Canham

Are you sure your standard terms and conditions of contract apply?

Simon Lewis

FIDIC contracts: Simply red

27 May 15 | By Simon Lewis

A recently reported case held that the employer was not entitled to take advantage of its own wrongdoing in enforcing a condition precedent under the FIDIC Red Book

Peter Morse

Cyber attacks

21 May 15 | By Peter Morse

The building industry needs to wise up to the threat of attacks on businesses from cyberspace and what it can do to guard against them

Alistair Watson

VBC: Pretty vacant

15 May 15 | By Alistair Watson

How much should a developer get when a vacant building is brought into use or knocked down to make way for new build? Does the vacant building credit deserve credit or a post-election re-think?

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GOOD EMPLOYER GUIDE 2014

Good Employer Guide 2014

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2014

24 Oct 14

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2014 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise

CPD

Armstrong’s CoolZone phase change materials were installed at Belvoir High School in Nottingham

CPD 8 2015: Ceiling Solutions for Education

23 Mar 15

This module will examine how suspended ceilings can help meet both the acoustic and thermal-performance demands of schools under the PSBP. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings

The external landing and its drainage

CPD 7 2015: Level thresholds and water ingress

23 Feb 15

This module examines the key regulations concerning the accessibility of building entrances and highlights ways to avoid the main risks. It is sponsored by LABC Warranty

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BPR Architects used Vectorworks BIM software for the design of the Forum North building

CPD 6 2015: Essential BIM technology

20 Feb 15

With less than a year to go until the deadline for all government projects to use level 2 BIM, this module explains some of the key concepts that underpin the collaboration technology. It is sponsored by Vectorworks

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Careers

Leadership Development Programme (Hoare Lea)

Building Award Winners: CITB Training Initiative of the Year

30 Apr 15

This year’s shortlisted training initiatives take focus on safety, customer satisfaction and leadership aspects of development, with the results of one scheme proving particularly impressive

Richard Steer 2014

The science of talent spotting

28 Apr 15

We need to get more sophisticated in how we recruit construction professionals - let’s ditch the random CV trawl in favour of focused data analysis

A diverse approach

A diverse approach

21 Apr 15

Despite an impending skills shortage, the number of women and workers from ethnic minority backgrounds in construction is woefully low. Joey Gardiner asks three employers what their companies are doing to increase workforce diversity

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