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ISG wins £1.1m in High Court dispute with college

18 Dec 14

Judgment acts as test case for importance of keeping paperwork up to date under statutory payments law

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Wind turbines

Ramboll faces £1.4m legal claim over wind farm work

11 Dec 14 | By Vern Pitt

£1.6bn Greater Gabbard wind farm contractor Fluor is pursuing damages over mast foundation design

broadway plaza

Galliford draws subcontractors into shopping centre legal dispute

11 Dec 14 | By Vern Pitt

Contractor issues third party proceedings against M&E and lift specialists

Brentford Waterside

Plan to revive west London wasteland wins consent

5 Dec 14 | By David Blackman

Johnson approves masterplan drawn up by trio of top architects

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Appointments

Murray Rowden

T&T boss named chair of Constructing Excellence

12 Dec 14

T&T infrastructure boss Murray Rowden named chairman of Constructing Excellence

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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

Scott Mabug and Robin Wood

Just what the doctor ordered

18 Dec 14 | By Robin Wood and Scott Mabbutt

Doctors and other healthcare professionals now have responsibility for commissioning health-related buildings. But do they have the expertise - or time - for such procurement?

Rupert Choat

Season of goodwill (not)

16 Dec 14 | By Rupert Choat

This year confirmed the inexorable rise of challenges to publicly procured projects. Next year is unlikely to be any different

Gary Sinden

Dispute resolution schemes: Easy does it

12 Dec 14 | By Gary Sinden

RIBA’s new dispute resolution schemes try to keep the parties from falling out with each other by making the process cheaper and less burdensome than adjudication

Francis Ho

RIBA: High noon or the wild bunch?

12 Dec 14 | By Francis Ho

For short works contracts, there’s a new sheriff in town called RIBA - plain talking, bold and ambitious. But is it going to be able to outgun the competition?

Laurence Cobb

Good knight to adjudication: Is jousting the answer?

8 Dec 14 | By Laurence Cobb

Adjudication can become a long drawn out and expensive affair – let’s replace it with jousting

Stephanie Canham

Garden cities: Come into the garden, George

8 Dec 14 | By Stephanie Canham

Is utopian town planning really the answer to the housing crisis?

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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

Model by BIMTechnologies

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

Richard Threlfall

Careers advice

2 Dec 14

The real weakness of the industry today lies in skills, training and diversity

Bricks

The cost of training an industry

28 Nov 14

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.

Malaysia

South-east Asian construction economies: Chasing tigers

6 Nov 14

China and India may be the big beasts of the East but UK construction would do well to train its sights on South-east Asia where huge untapped potential lies waiting

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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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