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CITB to cut levy by a third

16 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Consultation on proposals will start next month

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Hill sells construction claims arm to Pret owner

21 Dec 16 | By Yoosof Farah

The firm’s construction claims business snapped up by huge European investor which owns Pret a Manger

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Building launches women in engineering survey

13 Dec 16 | By Chloe McCulloch

A joint piece of research with recruitment firm Hays seeks the views of engineers to gain a definitive picture of women in the profession

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Appointments

Callum Tuckett

Ex-Laing O'Rourke director Callum Tuckett joins Multiplex

17 Jan 17

Former commercial director spent 24 years at Laing O’Rourke before joining rival

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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

Jonathan Gaskell and Gavin Deeprose

Enforcement: Crossing lines

13 Jan 17 | By Jonathan Gaskell and Gavin Deeprose

What are the post-Brexit options for the UK government for enforcement of judgments within EU countries? Here are some of the routes available

James Bessey

Will nobody notice?

10 Jan 17 | By James Bessey

A recent case has highlighted the role and significance of notices, which can get particularly complicated when there are funding and insolvency issues

Michael Sergeant

Mauritian Marathon

4 Jan 17 | By Michael Sergeant

If your project is changed out of all recognition can you abandon the lump sum price and remeasure from scratch? A long-running recent case from Mauritius went back to basics

Stephanie Canham

Here today, gone tomorrow?

12 Jan 17 | By Stephanie Canham

What are the main concerns for the industry as it moves into 2017?

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Tony Bingham

Trump? Oh no it isn’t. Oh yes it is!

6 Jan 17 | By Tony Bingham

So much of the world - and construction in particular - looks like the back end of a panto horse. Imagine if we had a powerful, no-nonsense wheeler-dealer taking over the reins…

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Rupert Choat

A year in increments

19 Dec 16 | By Rupert Choat

While 2016 had more than its fair share of instability, in the world of construction law, it was business as usual

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CPD

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CPD 23 2016: BIM levels of detail

19 Dec 16

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

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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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

GEG 2016

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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