Alastair Baird

Barratt London boss arrested

19 Oct 16 | By Dave Rogers

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


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

Work experience person on construction site

Major companies back careers campaign to attract new talent

23 Sep 16 | By Dave Rogers

Building magazine and charity join forces to encourage school pupils to try out construction roles

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Westfield Croydon by Westfield and Hammerson

Hammerson creates job for £6.2bn retail portfolio

10 Oct 16

Developer makes high-profile appointment for newly formed role

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Salary surveys


Housebuilders' salary survey 2016: Business as usual

21 Oct 16

The Brexit vote has ushered in a time of widespread uncertainty, but activity in the housebuilding sector has so far held up well. Joey Gardiner looks at what we can learn from this year’s salary survey and and asks how long trading can remain strong

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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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Sheena Sood

Expert witnesses: An expert switch?

27 Oct 16 | By Sheena Sood

Recent case law confirms the courts’ approach to parties changing from one expert witness to another and whether the first opinion sought should be disclosed to the court

Ian Yule

Mind the gaps

19 Oct 16 | By Ian Yule

When words are removed from a contract, deciding what to bring back into the court room can be a tricky business. A recent TCC case provides an example

Laurence Cobb

Weather delay: Come rain or come shine

13 Oct 16 | By Laurence Cobb

How bad does the weather have to get for it to warrant an extension of time? We need to be aware of our contractual entitlements in exceptional weather conditions

Natasha Hotson

Check the paperwork

21 Oct 16 | By Natasha Hotson

It’s not just Byron clamping down on illegal employees. The government has a drive on to catch workers who do not have the right to work in the UK - with big fines falling on those who employ them

Jeremy Williams

The Welsh pipeline

14 Oct 16 | By Jeremy Williams

Jeremy Williams analyses the Welsh political and economic landscape and asks what it will take to get several key multi-billion pound infrastructure projects off the ground

Rudi Klein

A cure for the cashflow

7 Oct 16 | By Rudi Klein

As UK construction continues to be beset by poor payment practices, maybe the government should follow the example of tougher regulation introduced on the other side of the world

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Good Employer Guide 2015

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2015

24 Nov 15

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2015 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise


Accoya window frames were specified on this house in Bleakhouse Road, Auckland

CPD 18 2016: Introduction to acetylated wood

18 Oct 16

The acetylation process modifies softwood to make it more durable and dimensionally stable. This CPD, sponsored by Accsys, outlines the product’s main benefits and applications

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CPD 17 2016: Rooflights and Part K

5 Oct 16

Part K provides essential guidance for specifiers of access rooflights, ensuring that roofs and terraces are safe to use and maintain. This CPD, sponsored by Glazing Vision, sets out the key requirements to bear in mind

Celotex insulation is added to a new flat roof installation

CPD 16 2016: Insulating flat roofs

16 Sep 16

The correct insulation specification is critical to the success of any flat roof installation. This CPD module, sponsored by Celotex, outlines the main points to consider

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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

Spacelab office

Millennials: Goodbye 9-5

20 Sep 16

The world of work is changing. Forget being chained to a desk, a boss you only see through their office window

Stephen Gee

Pledge to tackle skills shortage

2 Sep 16

We are only as good as the people we employ. But the industry is not managing to attract enough people to meet its demand

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